Tip Sheets

Staying in the loop: Reading suggestions for health reporters

Reading suggestions for health reporters

Kaiser Health News
Subscribe to KHN’s Daily Health Policy Report @KHNews, which summarizes news from other outlets as well as its own reporting. 

Advisory Board’s Daily Briefing 
Check out this page, or follow Dan Diamond on Twitter @ddiamond or @TheAdvisoryBd.

This website will keep you on your toes. It evaluates health care journalism and provides principles and guidelines for rigorous reporting on health care issues.

Modern Healthcare
This follows the business of health care.

Health Affairs
Health Affairs provides analysis of health policy. Online access is free to AHCJ members.

Health Leaders Media

NPR Health

AHCJ weekly newsletter 

WBUR radio’s “source for news, conversation and smart analysis.”

The Guardian's health page

The New York Times Well blog
For personal health issues.

The New York Times New Old Age blog
For aging issues.


  • AHCJ members are eligible for free subscriptions to a variety of publications and resources

  • ProPublica’s Charles Ornstein has posted his daily reading list, and @charlesornstein tweets links to the best items each day.

Helpful national organizations

For background/research/stats on Medicare, private insurance, health costs and state-by-state stats:

To find out what’s happening in other states:

On measuring or assessing health care safety and quality:

For the consumer point of view: