Media Fellowship

Monday, March 16th, 2020

2020 West Health-Families USA
Prescription Drug Costs Reporting Fellowship

Because millions of Americans cannot afford their prescription drugs, the West Health and Families USA media fellowship will amplify consumer voices in the conversation around prescription drug costs.

The media fellows will explore the various factors contributing to these high costs and the effect on individuals and families across the nation.

The fellowship is part of the new “Act to End High Drug Prices” West Health and Families USA initiative to make consumers’ experience part of the national discourse on high and rising prescription drug costs and encourage far-reaching action on the issue by Congress, the drug industry, and the Administration.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020


Hazel Trice Edney

Hazelis president & CEO of Trice Edney Communications and editor-in-chief of Trice Edney News Wire. Previously, she was Editor-in-Chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service and; and interim executive director of the NNPA Foundation. Hazel has a long and demonstrated journalistic interest in medical and health care issues. Her stories have included several series of articles on African-Americans and medical trials; tobacco cessation, HIV/AIDS, and nutritious foods among Black and poor communities.


Harris Meyer 

Harris Meyer is a health care reporter who most recently covered the industry for Modern Healthcare, a leading trade publication. In that role, he covered Families USA extensively. Harris has focused over the past several years on what’s driving high U.S. health care costs and what can be done to control those costs. His reporting has included consumer issues, state and federal policy, and health care delivery and social justice issues.

Study: More than a Million Will Die Over the Next Decade Because of the Price of Prescription Drugs by Hazel Trice Edney

Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Sacramento Observer:

How high is the cost of prescription drugs? Antavia Worsham paid with her life By Hazel Trice Edney 

Monday, January 4th, 2021

The Louisiana Weekly:

Milwaukee Community Journal:

A $200 Debit Card Won’t Do Much for Seniors’ Drug Costs By Harris Meyer

Friday, October 30th, 2020

Kaiser Health News: