Deadline: 2 November 2015
The AHCJ Reporting Fellowships on Health Care Performance supported by the Commonwealth Fund is a yearlong program allowing journalists to pursue a significant reporting project related to the U.S. health care system.
The AHCJ Reporting Fellowships on Health Care Performance are intended to support U.S.-based applicants who have interesting projects in mind for their news outlets that hold the promise of informing and educating the public. Applicants should have a working knowledge of the topic and a good idea of what it will take to complete the project.
Awards and Benefits
The fellowship provides:
- seminar trips, including food, lodging and travel within the United States;
- a project allowance of up to $4,000 that can be tapped for field reporting trips, data purchases and other approved research expenses;
- attendance at Health Journalism 2016, including travel, lodging and registration
- attendance at your choice of one one-day AHCJ regional workshop, including travel, lodging and registration;
- one year’s professional membership in AHCJ;
- a $2,500 fellowship award for the successful completion of the project.
Areas of Interests
- Efforts to improve patient safety or quality of care or to extend the health care system into underserved communities
- The impact of Accountable Care Organizations on patient care and satisfaction
- How payment structures — shared risk, fee for service, employed clinicians vs. independent contractors — affect health care delivery
- The effectiveness of new approaches to old diseases or evidence-based medicine
- Health system redesign, new technology or other innovations to reduce costs and improve the quality of care.
Candidates should be experienced U.S.-based, working journalists who qualify for AHCJ professional membership and have expertise in health reporting.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can apply online via given website.
For more information, please visit AHCJ Reporting Fellowships.