NABJ Addresses Health Disparities at 5th Annual Media Institute on Health, April 4-6 in Washington
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Posted by: Tiane Johnson
Annual NABJ Media Institute on Health
4-6, 2013 in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 2, 2013) – The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is
proud to announce its 5th Annual Media Institute on Health. The
three-day conference will take place April 4-6 in Washington, D.C. and it is
hosted by The Kaiser Family Foundation.
On Thursday, April 4, registered
attendees will participate in an exclusive White House Briefing on Consumer
Health from Administration officials including HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
and Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett. U.S.
Surgeon General Regina Benjamin will address the conference on Friday, April 5,
about anti-obesity and breastfeeding initiatives.
"NABJ is honored to have Secretary
Sebelius and Dr. Benjamin join us again for our Media Institute on Health. This
is the only conference of its kind to focus on health disparities in
communities of color,” said NABJ President Gregory Lee, Jr. "NABJ is committed
to providing journalists and media professionals with the resources needed to
effectively report on the impact of health care reform and health policy on
of the nation’s top health experts and policy officials will lead
thought-provoking sessions that will go beyond the statistics and provide
valuable information on topics including the Affordable Care Act, HIV/AIDS, mental
health and caregiving. There will also be sessions on using social media for
health reporting and the impact of gun violence on children and teens in
communities of color.
On Saturday, April 6, journalists
will have the opportunity to participate in a roundtable workshop at the
National Press Club which will help them digest what they have learned,
formulate story ideas and discuss innovative ways to present the information to
their respective audiences.
"Whether you are a dedicated health
beat reporter or health issues arise in your coverage of business, housing,
education or politics, this conference will help you build stronger stories,”
said NABJ Parliamentarian and Conference Chair Cindy George.
For more information on the 5th Annual NABJ Media Institute on Health, please click HERE.
advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the
largest organization for journalists of color in the nation, and
provides career development as well as educational and other support to
its members worldwide. For more information, please visit www.nabj.org.