Expanding assistance to journalists to elevate coverage of health reform, 2011-2013

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.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $90,000.00

Awarded on: 12/22/2010

Time frame: 1/1/2011 - 12/31/2013

Grant Number: 68601


Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism

AHCJ, Missouri School of Journalism
10 Neff Hall
Columbia, 65211-1200


Leonard J. Bruzzese
Project Director