This project will expand the number and quality of tools available to journalists covering the continuing health reform debate on both the national and state levels over the next three years. The Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism, operated by the Association of Health Care Journalists, will expand its level of assistance to reporters, editors and producers in order to elevate the level of coverage of the complex and controversial issues of health reform. Among the activities to be supported are the creation of an online information hub featuring facts, reporter tip sheets, Web chats and journalist interaction; the convening of at least three teleconferences a year in advance of key milestones in the Affordable Care Act; interviews with key policy makers, who might be hard for local, regional or multicultural media reporters to reach; and advice "from reporters to reporters" on the intricacies of health reform coverage. Other tools will be developed as health reform issues develop and new needs arise.
Amount Awarded $90,000.00
Awarded on: 12/22/2010
Time frame: 1/1/2011 - 12/31/2013
Grant Number: 68601