Understanding Why Public Health Matters

Chronic illness affects half of all Americans; it’s like a lifetime membership to a club no one wants to join. Over four days, journalists will learn the connection between chronic illness and social determinants such as housing, food security, livable wages and environmental quality. You’ll learn about the emergence of multi-sector partnerships; the role of innovation and technology in public health; the economic impact of health disparities; and how to find relevant data for your stories.

This four-day training program will be held July 16-19 in Washington, D.C.

The all-expenses-paid fellowship covers airfare, ground transportation, hotel costs and most meals. NPF offers this professional development opportunity for journalists to enhance skills, increase knowledge and recharge their reporting on one of today’s most critical issues. This program is for U.S.-based journalists only.

Support for this program was provided by a grant from the de Beaumont Foundation.

Here are the fellows who will participate in this training program:

JoNel Aleccia | Kaiser Health News

Brianna Ehley | Politico

Devan Filchak | The Herald Bulletin (Anderson, Indiana)

Kenny Goldberg | KPBS (San Diego, California)

Esteban Hernandez | New Haven Register

Katie Jennings | Politico New Jersey

Katherine Kam | WebMD

Shefali Luthra | Kaiser Health News

Kathleen McGrory | Tampa Bay Times

Walter Middlebrook | The Detroit News

Noreen O’Donnell | NBC Universal

Helaine Olen | The Nation; Inc.; The Atlantic

Maria Polletta | The Arizona Republic

Sabriya Rice | The Dallas Morning News

Sean Rossman | USA Today

Bram Sable-Smith | KBIA/Side Effects Public Media

Elizabeth Simpson | The Virginian-Pilot

Crocker Stephenson | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Laura Ungar | Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky)

Elly Yu | WABE (Atlanta, Georgia)