Health Journalism 2012
04/19/12 - 04/22/12 Atlanta, GA
More than 600 attend
One of the largest crowds in AHCJ history gathered for a successful conference in Atlanta.
The event featured a Conversation with former President Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter, in which they talked about their efforts to improve health globally, bring parity to mental health care and thoughts on the effort to reform the country's health care system.
Keynote speaker Otis Brawley, M.D., the American Cancer Society's chief medical and scientific officer, spoke eloquently about how the health system doesn't provide incentives for the best care, pointing out that the "system isn't failing; failure is the system."
Dozens of panels and workshops brought new sources and story ideas to many attendees, as well as inspiration to continue pushing to do the best health journalism.
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
California HealthCare Foundation
Missouri Foundation for Health
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
The John A. Hartford Foundation
New York State Health Foundation
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health