More than 400 people attended AHCJ's annual conference in Seattle and took advantage of a series of multimedia training sessions, field trips, and panels covering everything from aging to global health to veterans' health issues. AHCJ is posting speaker presentations, tip sheets and summaries of many of the panels.
News from the conference
Tip sheets, presentations from Health Journalism 2009
Journalists learn to market, brand themselves
Improving reporting on medical studies
Do audiences understand health stories?
Genetic, environmental factors at work in aging process
Hospital patient safety initiatives borrow from transportation industry
Reporters' preparation would decrease chaos in covering disasters
Animal-to-human contact key to emerging diseases
Obama order expected to increase speed, efficiency of stem cell research
Gaps in evidence drive movement toward shared decision-making
Mental health: Reporting beyond the labels
Credit crisis, IRS changes affect hospital finances
Doctor shortage a ‘crisis’ in Wash.
Costs critical to stories about health care
Now, more than ever, AHCJ offers training, networking and support for journalists.
♦ University of Washington / Health Sciences-UW Medicine
♦ Seattle Children's Hospital
♦ Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
♦ The Seattle Times
♦ The California Endowment
♦ Northwest Science Writers Association
♦ California HealthCare Foundation
♦ Missouri Foundation for Health
♦ The California Wellness Foundation
♦ The Commonwealth Fund
♦ Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making
♦ Montefiore Medical Center
♦ RTI International
♦ Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
♦ Virginia Mason Medical Center
Congratulations to James Mulder of The (Syracuse) Post-Standard. By filling out the evaluation of the Urban Health Journalism Workshop, Mulder won the drawing for free registration to Health Journalism 2009!