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Nine Journalists Named as 2009 Kaiser Media Fellows
Date:5/27/2009

Program Encourages Journalists to Examine Health Policy Issues In-depth

MENLO PARK, Calif., May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kaiser Family Foundation today announced the nine journalists selected to participate in this year's Kaiser Media Fellowships in Health program. The Kaiser Media Fellows will engage in group site visits focused on health policy issues and attend special briefings with leading health policy experts and practitioners to increase their understanding of current health policy issues, while working on in-depth reporting projects on a variety of policy-related topics. The Fellows will also receive training in multimedia reporting techniques.

The 2009 Kaiser Media Fellows will undertake the following projects:

  • Lawrence K. Altman, M.D., "The Doctor's World" columnist and former senior medical correspondent, The New York Times, NY
    • Reporting on the health of Presidential and political candidates.
  • Paula Andalo, managing editor, El Tiempo Latino, Washington DC
    • The role community clinics play in providing care for Hispanic immigrants.
  • Allison Aubrey, health correspondent, National Public Radio, Washington DC
    • Creating a culture of wellness: what are the key steps needed?
  • Sindya N. Bhanoo, freelance contributor, The Washington Post Health Section, San Francisco, CA
    • eHealth--balancing the benefits of electronic medical records with privacy concerns.
  • Guy Boulton, business reporter/healthcare, The <
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SOURCE Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
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