The Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ) and its sister group, the Heart for Excellence in Well being Care Journalism, at this time introduced that it’ll finish its relationship with the College of Missouri College of Journalism (MU) as of June 1.
The choice comes after a cautious evaluation of AHCJ’s operations, price range and the adjustments in how workers work because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’re grateful for the numerous years of partnership with MU,” mentioned Felice Freyer, board president of AHCJ. “We have now been in a position to present hundreds of journalists coaching throughout this time. Nonetheless, because the world continues to evolve, we imagine that it’s in our greatest curiosity to make this alteration, which is able to enable AHCJ to retain expertise, responsibly steward our bucks and higher serve our members.”
AHCJ has been housed on the faculty since 2005. The college offered workplace house, human sources and payroll providers. Beforehand, AHCJ was housed on the College of Minnesota.
Beneath the brand new association, all AHCJ workers — who reside throughout 4 states — will work remotely with expanded advantages and in-person workers retreats a number of instances a yr. AHCJ occasions, together with the group’s nationwide annual convention, will proceed to be held in varied areas, and workers will proceed to journey as wanted to run these occasions.
Concerning the Affiliation of Well being Care Journalists
The Affiliation of Well being Care Journalists is an impartial, nonprofit group devoted to advancing public understanding of well being care points. Its mission is to enhance the standard, accuracy and visibility of well being care reporting, writing and modifying. There are greater than 1,500 members of AHCJ.
The Heart for Excellence in Well being Care Journalism is a supporting 501(c)(3) for AHCJ. The aim of the Heart is to make sure that journalists are correctly educated to cowl information occasions, traits and points in all facets of well being care journalism, together with the enterprise of well being care, public coverage, medical analysis, medical observe, client well being points, public well being, well being regulation and ethics.