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KFF’s Kaiser Health News Launches Weekly “KHN Health Minute” on CBS News Radio


KFF’s Kaiser Health News (KHN) is launching a weekly one-minute health information segment for CBS News Radio stations that will help millions of listeners stay informed and make better health decisions.

CBS News Radio began offering the KHN Health Minute weekly to its more than 700 member stations on January 12. The short segments will feature a wide variety of health stories and consumer information reported by KHN’s nationwide team of health reporters. Listeners can expect stories ranging from navigating medical bills and debt to changes in health care, policy and public health. A signature focus of the minutes will be on what all the changes and policy debates people hear about actually mean to them.

In the first KHN Health Minutehear how noise pollution affects health and why an optimistic outlook can help people live longer.

The partnership is the latest product of an ongoing collaboration between CBS News and KHN.

“Building on KHN’s partnership with CBS, I am pleased to offer the network’s radio listeners across the country the KHN Health Minute,” said KHN Editor-in-Chief Elisabeth Rosenthal. “It offers a fun, fast and informative way to stay up to date with the latest and most important healthcare news.”

“Health news is in the headlines every day as we battle against new and emerging threats. Our listeners will greatly benefit from this up-to-date information that is both accessible and actionable,” said Craig Swagler, vice president and general manager of CBS News Radio. “The radio medium’s powerful audience reach connects on-the-go listeners with health information they need and can use immediately.”

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Listeners can check the KHN Health Minute on their local CBS News Radio station.

The wider collaboration also includes regular appearances by Dr. Céline Gounder, KHN’s Senior Fellow and Public Health Editor-in-Chief, across all CBS News platforms, as well as stories, segments, and specials based on coverage from across the KHN newsroom. and desks. It includes the popular “Invoice of the month‘, in which Rosenthal appears regularly on ‘CBS Mornings’ to discuss surprising medical bills and what they tell us about the American healthcare system. “Bill of the Month” is a joint research project between KHN and NPR.

KHN, a program of KFF, is one awarded news service with a national newsroom in Washington, DC, and a rapidly growing network of regional bureaus in California, the Midwest, the Mountain States and the South, as well as a new Rural Health Desk. KHN works with many editorial partners and media outlets can republish KHN stories for free. News organizations interested in partnering with KHN can contact the news service at KHNPartnerships@kff.org.

About KFF and KHN
KHN (Kaiser Health News) is a national newsroom that produces in-depth journalism on health issues. KHN, together with Policy Analysis, Polling and Survey Research and Social Impact Media, is one of the four major operational programs at KFF. KFF is an endowed non-profit organization that provides information about health issues to the nation.

About CBS News Radio:

CBS News Radio provides news, talk, information, entertainment and special events to more than 700 radio stations in the United States, with affiliates in 24 of the top 25 markets. CBS News Radio can also be heard on the SiriusXM platform on POTUS (channel 124) every hour. CBS News Radio is home to theCBS World News Roundup”, the country’s longest-running news program, debuted in 1938. In addition to providing breaking news and information, the division simulcasts the CBS EVENING NEWS, FACE THE NATIONand 60 MINUTES to branches. CBS News Radio programming is available digitally through the CBS News Radio app, Apple Music, Amazon’s Alexa service, and on the web.

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