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South Florida Chapter

To get involved with the South Florida chapter, please contact Meryl Davids Landau at

Upcoming events

Health journalists in South Florida are invited to a meet-and-greet

Thursday, Oct. 26, 6-8 p.m.


1910 Harrison Street, Hollywood

Independent Journalists Meryl Davids Landau and Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup have launched a new South Florida chapter of the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ). Our aim is to create social events and programming for health care journalists in the area (whether you report on health policy, wellness, specific medical conditions, alternative medicine…).

You do not have to be a member of AHCJ to attend any of our events

Please RSVP on our Meetup page if you plan to attend

AHCJ will pay for the first $10 of your food or drinks

Free parking is available on the street, or $1/hour parking can be found at the Van Buren Garage, 251 S. 20th Street

For those of you who had been looking forward to our previously planned event with the speaker from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which was cancelled due to Hurricane Irma, we hope to be able to reschedule that. (If you would like to help us plan this or any other event, please let us know.)

Past events

Update: The South Florida chapter's first event has been canceled because of Hurricane Irma. We hope to reschedule the CMS speaker soon.

CMS representative to speak at first meeting (canceled)

AHCJ's new South Florida Chapter was scheduled to kick off with a luncheon event featuring speaker Angela Brice-Smith, deputy consortium administrator for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' southern region on Sept. 9. Because of the uncertainty of Hurricane Irma's path, we have had to postpone that meeting and hope to reschedule it.

Brice-Smith was expected to provide the latest updates on chronic care management, the CMS' quality payment program, and opioid abuse, a public health problem that has and continues to affect people in South Florida. 

Past announcements

Chapter announces first event

A new AHCJ chapter for South Florida hopes to draw journalists from Palm Beach to Miami.

The group already has plans for a first meeting Sept. 9 in Fort Lauderdale. Journalists are being invited to a lunch-time session.

The new chapter includes chair, Meryl Davids, and vice chair, Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup, both independent journalists. The group is hoping to gather several times a year for networking and news-generating programs and invites all reporters in the region to take part. Davids can be reached at