Health officials in Athens go whole hog to collect data

By Sydney Devine

Georgia Health News | April 21, 2015

POn a recent Saturday, hundreds of Athens residents streamed through the gates of the West Broad Farmers Market.

The lure was roast pig and sides. The price of admission: A 10-minute survey.

The event's purpose was to discover more about the health of the families who came to enjoy food, music and a good time.

 

Wellness now the watchword at many workplaces

By Rebekah Ryan

Georgia Health News | April 15, 2015

Michael Tribbett's blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol level were soaring when he signed up for free wellness classes offered at work.

But Tribbett, a maintenance worker at a poultry processing facility, came away from the classes filled with energy and new resolve. "I'm not ready to die yet, I'm ready to live," said Tribbett, 60, who works for Fieldale Farms Corp. in Cornelia.

     

Why HMJ at UGA Matters and What it Takes

The best health and medical journalism can change policy and help people choose wisely — at the doctor's office, in the grocery store and in the voting booth.

Graduate students in Grady's MA program generate high-impact stories for print, television, web and wireless, while gaining expertise in disciplines from public health to environmental science.

Inquisitive, tough-minded idealists with bachelor's or higher degrees in science, liberal arts or journalism are invited to apply.

Empowering Communities through
Health and Medical Journalism

Students learn to cover health and medicine for any market or audience in this professional masters program endowed by the Knight Foundation. A rigorous academic program, hands-on experience, and flexible electives prepare students to understand health issues during changing times.

HMJ Graduate Students:

  • Develop the skills and skepticism needed to cover health and medicine anywhere in the world, for any audience, in any medium.
  • Learn that every story is really about people, whether it involves a rural clinic or a neuroscience lab.

To see what our currents students are working on, visit the Student Portfolios.

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