The Kaiser Family Foundation launched its health policy news service today, with plans to distribute in-depth stories, news, and multimedia content through the online news platform.
The service, called Kaiser Health News, is anchored by executive editors Laurie McGinley, former deputy bureau chief for global economics at The Wall Street Journal, and Peggy Girshman, former managing editor for National Public Radio. It has an editorial team of 18.
What's interesting about the service is that content is free for use by media outlets and the public.
In other health journalism news, I recently discovered Covering Health, the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ) blog, which launched in December 2008.
Pia Christensen, managing editor of online services for AHCJ, told PRWeek that the blog will be used to highlight "interesting, well-reported stories." It also includes posts about major hires in health journalism, like Ivan Oransky's recent move to Reuters Health.
Both Ed Silverman, former Pharmalot blogger, and Scott Hensley, former editor for The Wall Street Journal Health Blog, are contributors.