Health reporting fellowships: Apply by Aug. 27

The Center for Health Journalism at USC invites applicants for its 2018 California Data Fellowship, which comes with four days of interactive training, six months of mentoring and a $2,000-$3,500 reporting stipend.
The fellowship is Oct. 17-20, and 10 California journalists will participate in this third fellowship year. Fellows will receive four days of intensive skills-based training in data acquisition, cleansing, analysis and visualization. Then they go home with reporting grants to work on ambitious health-related reporting projects.

Applicants must be comfortable using Excel and propose an ambitious data-informed Fellowship project on health policy; mental health and substance abuse; healthcare costs and healthcare financing; the performance of California’s safety net; the patient experience; the healthcare workforce; healthcare coordination; the use of opioid drugs; end-of-life and palliative care; telemedicine and the use of technology in healthcare delivery; data transparency and the healthcare industry; maternity care; or cancer care.

A fellow can be from anywhere in California. Application deadline is Aug. 27. The Center for Health Journalism requires applicants to have a conversation with a senior fellow before applying. If someone on your staff fits the description, please get that staffer in the mix.

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