Alliance for Health Reform posts new online “Covering Health Issues” sourcebook

The updated sixth edition of the Alliance sourcebook is now available online. When I taught health journalism at the University of Minnesota I always gave students copies of this book, filled with fast facts, background, tips for reporters, story ideas, experts’ contact information, links to polls on health issues, and links to local news stories on each chapter topic.

Table of contents:

* Introduction and Acknowledgments
* Health Reform
* Cost of Health Care
* Quality of Care
* Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage
* Individual Health Coverage
* Children’s Health Coverage
* Medicare
* Medicaid
* Long-Term Care
* Disparities
* Mental Health and Substance Abuse
* Public Health
* Polls on Health Care Issues
* Covering Health Issues for TV and Radio
* Acronyms and Glossary
* Experts
* Websites

Health policy reporter Julie Rovner of NPR gives a brief video walk-through of the sourcebook:

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