The Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ) Reporting Fellowships on Health Care Performance is a yearlong program enabling midcareer journalists to pursue a significant reporting project examining health care systems.
The program, in its 13th year, is meant to help journalists understand and report on the performance of local health care markets and the U.S. health system as a whole. To learn more, visit the Association of Health Care Journalists website.
The 2023 program will support five projects:
- Lauren Clason, health care reporter for CQ and Roll Call, will report on how federal aid sustained rural hospitals in the pandemic — and how communities are now grappling with their long-term sustainability.
- Penny Dickerson, innovation and entrepreneur reporter for the Jacksonville Business Journal, will focus on health equity in Jacksonville through the lens of poverty, place, and privilege, showing challenges and collaborations by health systems, advocacy groups, and nonprofits.
- Keren Landman, senior reporter covering public health, emerging infectious diseases, the health workforce and health justice at Vox, will write about how one American Indian tribe turned the tide on a syphilis outbreak — and how government agencies can do more for other tribal communities facing similar issues.
- Katia Riddle, freelance reporter for National Public Radio, will examine potential solutions for removing health care barriers for unhoused people.
A project on how diabetes care and outcomes show what’s broken in our health care system — and possible solutions to make it better — will be produced by a four-person team:
- Ken Alltucker, enterprise news reporter focusing on consumer health for USA TODAY.
- Nada Hassanein, national correspondent for USA TODAY, covering environmental and health inequities.
- Adrianna Rodriguez, bilingual health breaking news reporter who covers patient safety and other related news for USA TODAY.
- Karen Weintraub, health reporter for USA TODAY, including infectious diseases, public health, cancer, and genetics.