Press Release

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October 12, 2010
12:01 AM EST

Sue Ducat
Director of Communications
(301) 841-9962


From Health Affairs


Health Affairs' podcasts now available on iTunes U


Bethesda, MD -- Health Affairs podcasts are now available on iTunes U, a dedicated area within the iTunes Store that offers free educational content.


The Health Affairs iTunes collection includes Health Affairs news events--issue briefings, newsmaker breakfasts, and other discussions about health policy. It also contains recordings of our "Narrative Matters" essays, many of them read by the authors themselves.


Narrative Matters, published with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, are personal essays, based on firsthand encounters with the health system. These "policy narratives," a form of literary nonfiction, link a story or anecdote to the big picture in health and health care. Whether it's an experienced doctor recalling a medical mistake, or a patient describing chronic pain, Narrative Matters stories are powerful lessons about health policy.


Weekly announcements about the newest podcast are available at For additional information please contact Sue Ducat at or (301) 841-9962.

About Health Affairs

Health Affairs, published by Project HOPE, is the leading journal of health policy. The peer-reviewed journal appears each month in print, with additional Web First papers published weekly at You can also find the journal on Facebook and Twitter. Address inquiries to Sue Ducat at (301) 841-9962 or