Free health-related electronic newsletters

AHCJ provides this list of newsletters as a some possible resources to use in your reporting.We do not endorse these sources but provide links to them as potential sources.

Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy

Sign up for daily or weekly headlines. Choose from topics including bioterrorism, influenza, biosecurity and food safety.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Offers weekly e-mails on topics such as childhood obesity, nursing, public health, quality and disparities or vulnerable populations. RWJF also offers occasional alerts when it publishes news releases, articles, reports or other material on a variety of health topics.


Daily e-mail from the California HealthCare Foundation about technology's impact on health care. Includes headlines and links drawn from more than 300 newspapers, journals, and trade publications.

California Healthline

Daily e-mail from the California HealthCare Foundation that focuses on health care issues in California. However it includes an "Across the Nation" section and offers an early look at trends that may spread around the country.

PRWeek Healthcare Newsletter

Provides information about marketing news in the health care industry.

Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report

This is the daily e-newsletter from Kaiser Health News (not to be confused with the Kaiser Family Foundation) that offers a roundup of coverage on specific topics in a wide range of news sources.


Intended for doctors to provide a "clinical perspective on the breaking medical news that their patients are reading."

The Commonwealth Fund e-Alert

Get alerts about the foundation's latest blog posts, reports and other publications on health care and health reform.

eHealth SmartBrief

"News for professionals interested in health care information technology." Includes technology trends, how technology is being used in hospitals, regulatory and legislative issues related to health technology and international news,

Health Behavior News Digest

Roundup of health headlines from general news sources from the Center for Advancing Health.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) News and Numbers

Quick statistics from recent AHRQ reports and data.

Medical Education Futures Study

The Medical Education Futures Study is an initiative funded by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation to examine the social mission of medical education during the current period of medical school expansion. 

Current Awareness in Aging Research (CAAR) Report

CAAR (Current Awareness in Aging Research) is a weekly email report produced by the Center for Demography of Health and Aging at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that helps researchers keep up to date with the latest developments in the field.