Covering the Heart Beat

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States – one in every four deaths. The National Press Foundation is offering a four-day training program for 20 journalists that will look at all facets of heart health and heart disease: who is at risk, symptoms, preventive care, treatment, demographics, data, and the latest science and medicine.

The NPF training will be held Jan. 26-29 in West Palm Beach, Florida. This program is open to U.S.-based journalists only. Deadline to apply is December 6, 2019.

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.

Support for this training comes from Bayer. NPF retains sole responsibility for programming and content.

The application period for this program has now ended.
The journalists attending this program are:

Ayanna Alexander | Bloomberg Law

Sonia Azad | WFAA-TV

Amanda Cuda | Hearst Connecticut Media Group

Marisa Fernandez | Axios

Max Filby | The Columbus Dispatch

Faye Flam | Freelance, Bloomberg

Phil Galewitz | Kaiser Health News

Jacqueline García | La Opinión

Lisa Gillespie | WFPL

Angela Haupt | U.S. News & World Report

Emily Holden | The Guardian

Sandee LaMotte | CNN

Steven Petrow | The Washington Post

Chloe Reichel | Journalist’s Resource at the Harvard Kennedy School

Katja Ridderbusch | Freelance

Alex Smith | KCUR, Kaiser Health News

Kate Thayer | Chicago Tribune

Dennis Thompson | HealthDay

Patty Wight | Maine Public Radio

Emily Woodruff | The New Orleans Advocate, The Times-Picayune