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Rural Health Journalism Workshop 2012

06/01/12     Omaha, NE

Rural Health Journalism Workshop 2012
Getting there

AHCJ’s fifth Rural Health Journalism Workshop brought more than 50 people to hear speakers to discuss hunger and health, recruiting doctors and the growth of non-traditional health care professionals, the health status of children, the business of health, and health emergencies – all in a rural theme. Read more about the workshop.

Free workshop focuses on stories of rural America

Far from the Beltway debates, rural America is home to nearly 60 million people, and home to thousands of stories that affect them. People in flyover states get sick. Have emergencies. Go hungry. Need medical care close to home. Have stories to tell.

AHCJ’s Rural Health Journalism Workshop 2012 in Omaha, Neb., will offer journalists resources and story ideas about special health concerns of rural populations and how reporters can better cover these stories. It’s designed for any journalist who covers news – not just reporters on the health beat – to leave with solid knowledge, better resources and ideas you can use in your own community.

This is a special one-day, no-fee workshop to help you find and cover health stories in rural America.  The workshop will focus on:

  • Hunger in the Heartland: Reporting on food insecurity
  • Training and keeping rural health care professionals
  • Growing up rural: The status of children
  • The future of non-traditional medical providers
  • Health care survival as a local business story
  • Rural health emergencies in the 21st century

The workshop includes breakfast and lunch.


Even though this is a free workshop, we understand some journalists may still have a hard time getting travel support. Thanks to our generous sponsors, AHCJ has some travel assistance available.

For more information, fill out and submit this form or contact us at 573-884-5606 or

Apply for assistance.

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