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New Edition of

The completely updated 200-page Alliance sourcebook, "Covering Health Issues, 6th Edition" is now available online.

Written with reporters in mind,"Covering Health Issues" is useful for anyone looking for concise information on health policy issues, and experts from across the political spectrum. Chapters contain fast facts, background, tips for reporters, story ideas and experts with contact information. The book also includes an extensive glossary and ideas for TV and radio reporters. Supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

To see a video demonstration of the book by July Rovner of NPR, click here. To see individual chapters, click on any of the chapter titles below. To download the entire sourcebook as a PDF, click here.

For all chapters, we offer links to local news stories on the chapter topic. For many chapters, you'll also find a short video featuring one of the nation's top health policy experts.

We hope you find the new sourcebook useful. We welcome your suggestions for improving the book at info@allhealth.org

Ed Howard
Executive Vice President
Alliance for Health Reform

 

 

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