Health Care Coverage Training

The National Health Policy Training Alliance for Communities of Color is hosting a training for reporters who are interested in covering health care. The two-day program will take place at the St. Louis Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, through Friday, September 23, 2011. The training aims to bring attention to important health issues that affect minority communities and to ensure that reporters have the tools, resources, and information needed to report on these topics.

As health reform implementation moves forward, the media will continue to play a key role in informing the public about how different provisions will affect their communities.

During the training, journalists will gain practical information on the different aspects of health care reporting, as well as a better understanding of health policy, regardless of skill level or years of experience. Seasoned health care journalists will lead interactive sessions that are designed to encourage participants to go back to their newsrooms and share new and innovative approaches to health care reporting with their colleagues.

Overall, the training will enable journalists to interact, learn from one another, and share strategies for reporting on health care and health disparities.

The deadline to register is August 31, 2011. There is an early bird registration fee of $35 that is due by July 29. The fee will be $75 thereafter. For more information or to register, click here.

**We have a negotiated rate of $109 (single/double occupancy) per night at the Hotel Monteleone. Reservations must be made by calling the hotel at 1-866-338-4684. To receive this preferred rate, mention that you’ll be attending the Alliance Journalist Training. The Hotel is conveniently located half a block away from the training venue, the St. Louis Hotel.

We have a limited number of fellowships available. If you would like to apply or have questions regarding this program, please contact Sherice Perry at ( or Geraldine Henrich-Koenis ( or call 202-628-3030.

We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

This training is sponsored by The National Health Policy Training Alliance for Communities of Color, a unique partnership between ACCESS Community Health Research Center, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, Families USA, the Joint Center Health Policy Institute, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund, and the National Medical Association. It is an initiative funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation that is designed to build the capacity within communities of color to strengthen health policies and programs that disproportionately affect their communities.