MapleLine Health News
Reliable public education
Articles in print:
v3n1 - Holiday Season 2010. Hormone health by Lorna Vanderhaege; well-being in retirement by Dela Wilkins, RN; online lifestyle changing our daily ways, by Rose Babcock.
v2n2 - Winter/Spring 2010. Including articles about Knitting to relieve depression; a virus that mimics celiac; Vitamin D update; heart health (cholesterol from a nutritional perspective); mini report on Brain Rules, the bestselling book by John Medina; health politics update from John Horgan, MLA. Online we featured an article to serve as "Health Policy 101".
health digest (in progress)
Articles about current health issues, written by trained health professionals. Professionally edited and published by MapleLine Magazine.
A regular health section in the print editions of MapleLine Magazine creates an ongoing public-level "health journal" with a west coast flavour.
A news angle is included in our health stories, wherever appropriate or possible.
Our online health digest is beginning to grow. Contributions welcome. Inquire about style guide and specific assignments. firstname.lastname@example.org
Testimonials from Readers
We welcome your comments
HEALTH WRITING: "It was very interesting talking to you and I wanted to
tell you I enjoyed your magazine and the article on Knitting to relieve
stress. I was on your website and noticed you have a mentorship program,
such a worthwhile endeavour. It must be very rewarding. I will be
subscribing to your mag to support this program plus to support your
Sooke community spirit. Health information out there is confusing,
especially on the internet. It is so difficult to tell the difference
between purely objective, informed writing, such as the articles in your
magazine, and a marketing, infomercial promoting something. Keep them
coming. I wish you all the best with your business." S.Taylor, Sooke, BC
Health Writers Workshops
News writing by health professionals.
Deliver your expertise to a general readership
In March 2011 we will start a Journalism Skills for Health Professionals workshop program. Three workshops over three months (dates in March, April and May 2011 to be announced). Open to trained health professionals. $250+HST per person (total for three workshops). More info tba.
We look forward to hearing from you.
If you are a trained health professional and you would like to be one of the health education writers for MapleLine Magazine (print or online) please contact editor/publisher, Mary P. Brooke at email@example.com
Links and other resources
MapleLine Health Style Guide
Accessible writing for enjoyable, informative reading
Info made understandable
The overriding philosophy of published articles through MapleLine Magazine is that the information be reliable, readable, and useful. This likely produces reader retention and ideally results in public education.
Inquire for our style guide (including format considerations): firstname.lastname@example.org
Be a corporate sponsor
We welcome sponsors
Brookeline Publishing House Inc. underwrites the cost of the MapleLine Journalism Mentoring Program and the Health Writing Program, along with contributions from corporate sponsors and paying subscribers.
We appreciate the support of businesses and community leaders who realize the importance of well-written health news.
Sponsors may recommend guest speakers and may provide promotional materials about their products/services.
Sponsorship levels: $250 (supporter), $500 (donor), $750 (health leader).
For inquiries about being a corporate sponsor, please inquire to: email@example.com