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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 2020, the focus will be on developed European countries in comparison with the United States’ health care system.

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 has passed.

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


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

  • Healing Justice

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

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