Far from the Beltway debates, rural America is home to nearly 60 million people, and home to thousands of stories that affect them. People in flyover states get sick. Have emergencies.
Go hungry. Need medical care close to home. Have stories to tell. AHCJ’s Rural Health Journalism Workshop 2012 in Omaha, Neb., will offer journalists resources and story ideas about special health concerns of rural populations and how reporters can better cover these stories. It’s designed for any journalist who covers news – not just reporters on the health beat – to leave with solid knowledge, better resources and ideas you can use in your own community.
This is a special one-day, no-fee workshop to help you find and cover health stories in rural America. Just join AHCJ – or make sure your membership is up to date – to attend. The workshop will focus on:
Hunger in the Heartland:Reporting on food insecurity
Training and keeping rural health care professionals
Growing up rural: The status of children
The future of non-traditional medical providers Health care survival as a local business story
Rural health emergencies in the 21st century