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Association of Health Care Journalists

Association of Health Care Journalists Missouri School of Journalism 10 Neff Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
(573) 882-2203
United States

About This Funder

AHCJ has teamed up with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with the support of the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, for this virtual program for journalists.

A select group of journalists will be chosen to spend four days in early 2021 interacting with CDC experts. The AHCJ-CDC Fellows will:

  • hear about – with the opportunity to ask questions – the latest CDC information about the COVID-19 pandemic, including information about vaccines, research, mask-wearing, vulnerable populations and more

  • learn about more public health efforts, including maternal mortality, the flu season, key health data and the latest public health updates both related to COVID-19 and beyond the current pandemic

  • meet new sources on policy and research

  • learn how to tap the agency's abundant resources to produce better stories

  • interact online with colleagues from across the country

Candidates should be working journalists who qualify for AHCJ professional membership – please check here to see if you qualify. The fellowship program includes AHCJ membership (new or renewed).

In past years, AHCJ and CDC have invited health journalists for in-person sessions on the CDC campus in Atlanta under a fellowship program. This year, to keep colleagues safe, the sessions will be held virtually. But much of the experience will be the same.