Health Care Reporting for Native Americans

    • January 12, 2004

From 1991 to 2001, project staff at the Alaska Public Radio Network (and later Koahnic Broadcast Corporation) produced health-information news and features for the daily National Native News radio program, and developed a weekly call-in health program, "The Friday Wellness Edition."

Koahnic Broadcast Corporation also streamed the programs through its own and several other websites to reach additional listeners.

Key Results

  • During the course of these grants, project staff:

    • Worked with the health reporter/producer and contributing correspondents to produce and broadcast two to six health-related stories on National Native News each week.
    • Started "The Friday Wellness Edition," a weekly edition of the daily call-in program Native America Calling.
    • Established a Koahnic Broadcast Corporation website in 1999 to expand its audience of listeners and to raise funds through on-line membership and e-commerce.
    • Conducted two news workshops for a total of 25 National Native News correspondents from around the country.
    • Named two Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Fellows, one in 1999 and one in 2000.