April 9, 2008

Rural Health Journalism Workshop 2008

Presented by the Association of Health Care Journalists and its Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism
MAY 2-4
MissouriSchool of Journalism
Columbia, Mo.

Nearly a quarter of America’s population lives in rural areas. Rural residents are more likely to have chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, report fair or poor health, have less access to health care, are less likely to receive preventive services and face more difficulty getting to health services. Learn more about the health concerns of rural populations and how to better cover them.

Workshop Web site: www.healthjournalism.org/rural

Speakers will include Al Cross, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, University of Kentucky; Julius Karash, health reporter, The Kansas City Star; Patricia Thomas, Knight Chair in Health and Medical Journalism, University of Georgia; Eric Eyre, award-winning reporter at The Charleston (W.V.) Gazette; Christopher Fulcher, University of Missouri’s Community Information Resource Center; David Poulson, Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, Michigan State University; Kelley Weiss, Capital Public Radio, Sacramento, Calif.; and many others.

The workshop is hosted by the Reynolds Journalism Institute. Workshop sponsors include The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Commonwealth Fund, Diabetes Initiative, and the Midwest Health Journalism Program. Additional assistance is being provided by the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues.

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