Tip Sheets

A guide to health beat e-mail subscriptions

By Charles Ornstein

I’m often asked by colleagues how I stay abreast of health news and developments across the country. It takes time and it takes work. I start each day plowing through a slew of emails that summarize and aggregate health news from around the country, each with a different bent. So focus on the politics. Some focus on the policy. Others are state focused. While it may not be realistic to sign up for all of the email lists I do, here’s what I read.

I’m sure this list isn’t complete. Do you read anything else? Drop me a note at mailto:Charles.ornstein@propublica.org.


Charles Ornstein is a senior reporter at ProPublica in New York and past president of the Association of Health Care Journalists.