National Health Policy Journalist Training for Communities of Color
September 26-27, 2013
New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26 -
Eary Bird regisitration ends
July 26 -
Deadline for Fellowship consideration
Sept 3 -
Final Application deadline
Sept 9 -
Last day to book hotel at group rate
Mark your calendar for this year’s National Health Policy Journalist Training for Communities of Color! Families USA is hosting two days of training – September 26th and 27th – designed for journalists who serve communities of color.
This fall, millions of Americans will have access to unprecedented health insurance options. But only about 72% of those who will qualify for Medicaid or premium tax credits know that they will have these options. This presents a special challenge to journalists who serve communities of color, communities that represent 55% of the uninsured.
Journalists will play an important role in conveying the complexities of the new law to the public. We’ve designed this training to give you the tools, resources, and information you need to report on these topics.
Sessions will cover such topics as the Affordable Care Act – with all its upcoming challenges of implementation, outreach, and enrollment -- and racial and ethnic health disparities. Not only will you hear from health policy experts, but you will also benefit from presentations by seasoned journalists who will share their wealth of experience in covering health care policy. Participating journalists will return to their home outlets with a new depth of knowledge about health care policy as well as the tools to bring that knowledge into their every day work.
Space is limited, so apply for your spot today!
Who is eligible?
The workshops are tailored to meet the needs of journalists who work for any media outlet that reaches communities of color.
The two-day training will take place at The Marriott, 555 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Special rates are available at The Marriott if booked through Families USA staff. See Hotel for more information.
There are a limited number of fellowships available. If you would like to be considered for a fellowship, please indicate your needs on the application form.
For any questions regarding the program, contact Eizabeth Prescott at email@example.com, or Airrion Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 202-628-3030.