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AHCJ International Health Study Fellowships

Logo: AHCJ International Health Study FellowshipsThe AHCJ International Health Study Fellowships is a six-month program allowing veteran U.S.-based health care journalists to pursue a story or project comparing a facet of the U.S. health care system to that of another country. For the program’s pilot year, candidates are asked to select a comparably developed European country.

Fellows pursue the projects with the support of their newsrooms or freelance outlets, which commit to publish or air the work. The project could evaluate a key component of the health care system, a health outcome, access, performance, providers, efficiency or other focal point.

Guidance is provided by AHCJ fellowship leaders through customized seminars, conference calls and email consultations. The fellowship covers the cost of traveling to the seminars and the international reporting sites, as well as lodging and meal and incidental expense stipends.

The fellowship program is supported by The Commonwealth Fund

See details about applying for the fellowship.

The application deadline for 2018 has passed.

Questions? Contact Susan Cunningham, susan@healthjournalism.org or 573-882-2203.

AHCJ selects first International Health Study Fellows


2019 fellows

Read the press release. (Click names to see their projects.)

Arthur Allen, eHealth editor, Politico (@ArthurAllen202)

Karen Bouffard, health care reporter, The Detroit News (@kbouffardDN)

  • Bouffard will study what the United States might learn from Norway’s approaches to the overlap of mental health and criminal justice.

Noam Levey, national health care reporter, Los Angeles Times (@NoamLevey)

  • Levey will examine whether Germany’s fairly recent shift in how it handles prescription drug pricing holds any lessons for the United States.

Alex B. Smith, health reporter, KCUR-Kansas City/NPR (@AlexSmithKCUR)

  • Smith will study whether efforts in the U.K. to combat social isolation might serve as examples for similar cities, towns and rural areas in the United States.