The Affiliation of Well being Care Journalists (AHCJ) and its sister group, the Middle for Excellence in Well being Care Journalism, at the moment introduced that it’s going to finish its relationship with the College of Missouri College of Journalism (MU) as of June 1.
The choice comes after a cautious evaluate of AHCJ’s operations, price range and the modifications in how employees work on account of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’re grateful for the various years of partnership with MU,” stated Felice Freyer, board president of AHCJ. “Now we have been capable of present 1000’s of journalists coaching throughout this time. Nevertheless, because the world continues to evolve, we consider that it’s in our greatest curiosity to make this modification, which can enable AHCJ to retain expertise, responsibly steward our bucks and higher serve our members.”
AHCJ has been housed on the college since 2005. The college supplied workplace house, human assets and payroll providers. Beforehand, AHCJ was housed on the College of Minnesota.
Underneath the brand new association, all AHCJ employees — who reside throughout 4 states — will work remotely with expanded advantages and in-person employees retreats just a few occasions a 12 months. AHCJ occasions, together with the group’s nationwide annual convention, will proceed to be held in numerous places, and employees will proceed to journey as wanted to run these occasions.
In regards to the Affiliation of Well being Care Journalists
The Affiliation of Well being Care Journalists is an unbiased, 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 Middle for Excellence in Well being Care Journalism is a supporting 501(c)(3) for AHCJ. The aim of the Middle is to make sure that journalists are correctly skilled to cowl information occasions, developments and points in all features of well being care journalism, together with the enterprise of well being care, public coverage, medical analysis, medical observe, shopper well being points, public well being, well being legislation and ethics.