Journalism Grants

Funding For:

Health Matters Webinar Series

Cost & Quality / Coronavirus / Health Care Reform / Social Determinants of Health


USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism's Center for Health Journalism Digital

Grant Period:

Nov 01, 2014 - Oct 31, 2024



Summary of the Project:

This webinar series brings panels of top-level experts and leading reporters to journalists through webinars focusing on health care costs, quality and equity.

About the Grantee:

USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism is an organization dedicated to fostering great health and medical coverage. Through original columns, essays and webinars, the Center for Health Journalism helps journalists translate policy topics into engaging stories that resonate with policymakers and community members.

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Health Matters Webinar Series

USC Annenberg's Center for Health Journalism provides a series of webinars that capture the voices of top experts and leading reporters who provide insight on a variety of health care topics.

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June 27, 2023

How Medical Debt Crushes Americans

This webinar examines the scope of medical debt and its crushing impact on individuals and whole communities. Reporters will gain a better understanding of this uniquely American problem and the push for solutions.

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January 31, 2023

The Next Wave of America’s Overdose Crisis

This webinar will give journalists deep insights into an epidemic that killed more than 107,000 people in the U.S. last year. It will also provide fresh story angles and practical tips for covering the rapidly shifting crisis, the racial barriers to addiction treatment and safer drug use, and the catastrophic impacts on families and communities.

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May 13, 2022

Covering Coronavirus: The End of the Eviction Moratorium and Pandemic Aid

Webinar panelists shared stories from the ground, explain the aid hurdles, discuss policy solutions and offer guidance on covering housing loss and economic insecurity in your community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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April 07, 2021

Covering Coronavirus: The Long Covid Nightmare

For a growing group of Americans, life has never been the same since testing positive for coronavirus.

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March 24, 2021

Covering Coronavirus: Housing on the Brink

Housing stories aren’t about structures but about people and the way we live. Get ideas, tips and resources for covering this urgent topic.

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March 10, 2021

Covering Coronavirus: Fighting the ‘Infodemic’

The pandemic has unleashed a tsunami of misinformation, lies and half-truths capable of proliferating faster than the virus itself.

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March 03, 2021

Covering Coronavirus: Women in Crisis

This webinar is on the crisis for women, the disproportionate burdens on women of color, and the short-and long-term consequences of the mass exodus of women from workforce.

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February 03, 2021

Covering Coronavirus: Biden’s First 100 Days

This webinar gave the latest overview of the new administration’s response to COVID-19.

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January 14, 2021

Covering Coronavirus: How a Pro Covers Vaccines

Lisa Krieger provided an up-to-date overview of the vaccine pipeline, describe key players in the industry and offer projections of the 2021 timetable.

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December 16, 2020

Covering Coronavirus: Aging and Alone During COVID-19

This webinar talked about how loneliness and isolation impact older Americans, how the pandemic has exacerbated the crisis beyond measure, and what programs stand to help the most.

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November 24, 2020

Covering Coronavirus: The Big Vaccine Roll-Out

This webinar took an updated look at the logistical and ethical hurdles posed by the coming vaccine roll-out

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November 12, 2020

Covering Coronavirus: The Safety Net Unraveled

This webinar took a broad look at the gaping holes in the public health safety net revealed by COVID-19, while also asking what kinds of policy fixes can patch them moving forward.

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April 23, 2019

Telling Stories of ‘Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour’

During this webinar, speakers debunked misconceptions of palliative care and discussed how to work through barriers to honest conversations about appropriate end-of-life care among patients and their doctors.

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March 28, 2019

Medicare-for-All: The Next Big Policy Debate

During this webinar, panelists offered an overview of the difference between Medicare-for-All and other policy proposals intended to either expand coverage or change how our country pays for health care.

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September 06, 2018

Master Class: Reporting on Health Policy

During this webinar, panelists highlighted the challenges involved at the national and local levels in covering health care topics and provided reporters with tips and lessons learned from two top health policy reporters.

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May 15, 2018

Runaway Train: America’s Drug Price Problem

This webinar explored recent trends in drug prices and outlined leading policy ideas for addressing the crisis.

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March 13, 2018

Outgunned: America’s Public Health Crisis

This webinar focused on how looking at gun violence as a public health problem could potentially shift the debate and allow for new ways of addressing the growing crisis.

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February 05, 2018

After the mandate, states plot their own futures for health coverage

This webinar explored how the repeal of the individual mandate could change health coverage, and how states might reject—or embrace—the latest changes the Affordable Care Act.

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