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Agriculture secretary will headline Rural Health Journalism Workshop 

About Jeff Porter

Jeff Porter is the director of education for AHCJ and plays a lead role in planning conferences, workshops and other training events. He also leads the organization's data collection and data instruction efforts.

Tom Vilsack

Tom Vilsack

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will be a featured speaker for AHCJ’s Rural Health Journalism Workshop June 21-23. Journalists attending the virtual event can submit questions during the live session or can click here to send in a question beforehand.

As head of the Department of Agriculture, Vilsack leads efforts to improve food and nutrition security, a constant concern in rural areas.

In a recent White House press conference, he linked food and nutrition security to a quarter of the country’s workforce impacted by the food and agriculture industry, educational achievement and poverty reduction. “And certainly,” he said, “we’ve seen the impact of that during the course of the pandemic.” Continue reading

Anaheim advice for those attending health data workshop

About Pia Christensen

Pia Christensen (@AHCJ_Pia) is the managing editor/online services for AHCJ. She manages the content and development of healthjournalism.org, coordinates AHCJ's social media efforts and edits and manages production of association guides, programs and newsletters.

AHCJ’s Health Data Journalism Workshop is right around the corner. We’re thrilled if you’ve chosen to join us this Thursday and/or Friday in Anaheim.

If you’re interested in sharing a ride or going to one of the theme parks together, please use the comment section below to share your information.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in Anaheim. When you’re not in sessions, here are some things to do, as suggested by our workshop hotel and from the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau.

You can find information on the hotel’s website about places to eatThe hotel recommends taking the Super Shuttle to/from the airport. Parking is $15 per night. And, if you bring the family or have some extra time before or after the workshop, we’ve arranged for discounted tickets to Disneyland.

If you haven’t signed up for the workshop but still want to attend, we will be accepting on-site registration for Friday’s sessions. Just print out the appropriate registration form, fill it out and bring it with you. The hands-on sessions scheduled for Thursday are full.