South Florida Chapter
To get involved with the South Florida chapter, please contact Meryl Davids Landau at MerylDavidsLandau.com.
Dec. 12: Holiday Party
Please join the South Florida chapter of the Association of Health Care Journalists, along with journalists from other South Florida news organizations (SPJ Florida, NAHJ SFL, ONA, NABJ-South Florida, and NPPA) for our annual holiday mixer.
Thursday, Dec. 12, 7–9 p.m.
at The Balcony
1309 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
Light bites and open bar
(1 free drink for the first 25 attendees)
Please RSVP: MerylDavids2@gmail.com
Saturday, Feb. 24, noon to 2 p.m. at Organic Bites
Independent journalists Meryl Davids Landau and Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup have launched a new South Florida chapter of the Association of Health Care Journalists. 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…).
Our last meet-and-greet in Hollywood saw a number of last minute cancellations due to work obligations, so we are experimenting with a Saturday brunch this time. Since many of the journalists who have expressed the most interest in getting together are in Miami, this event is being held there. If you’re coming from the north (as Meryl is), let us know and we might be able to help you arrange a carpool.
AHCJ will pay for the first $10 of your food or coffee. You do not have to be a member of AHCJ to attend any of our events.
Please RSVP by sending email to Meryl Davids at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health journalists in South Florida are invited to a meet-and-greet
Thursday, Oct. 26, 6-8 p.m.
at the WINE STORY
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
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.)
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.
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 email@example.com.