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Rural Health Journalism Workshop

05/02/08 - 05/04/08     Columbia, MO

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The Association of Health Care Journalists is happy to announce its first Rural Health Journalism Workshop.

Al CrossAl Cross, director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, moderates the opening session.

Nearly a quarter of America's population lives in rural areas. Rural residents are more likely to have chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, report fair or poor health, have less access to health care, are less likely to receive preventive services and face more difficulty getting to health services.

AHCJ's Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism presented the workshop, which focused on special health concerns of America's rural populations and how reporters can better cover them. The event is a much-requested counterpart to the center's successful Urban Health Journalism Workshop last fall in New York City and the 2008 Urban Health Journalism Workshop.

The rural workshop was hosted by the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism.

The kickoff session was Friday afternoon, followed by an opening reception. The bulk of the workshop was on Saturday.

BONUS hands-on training in computer-assisted reporting techniques on Sunday morning.

Hosted by:
The Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism


  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • The Commonwealth Fund
  • Diabetes Initiative
  • The Midwest Health Journalism Program:
    • The Kansas Health Foundation
    • The Sunflower Foundation
    • The United Methodist Health Ministry Fund
    • REACH Healthcare Foundation
    • Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City
    • Missouri Foundation for Health

Additional support by the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues

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