The health issue in this case is narrow enough that a short program is possible; cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the United States at 25 percent.
The National Press Foundation is offering the four-day training program for 20 journalists that will look at all facets of heart health and heart disease: who is at risk, symptoms, preventive care, treatment, demographics, data, and the latest science and medicine.
The fellowship covers airfare, ground transportation, hotels and meals.
If the fact that a corporate sponsor makes you feel like they are controlling the program, you should relax; however, you are unlikely suited to be a journalist in the 2020s if that is your default worry. Jobs for conspiracy journalists are already filled and the public is so jaded by corporate activist journalism that media companies are likely to do a reset back to being trusted guides for the public in the next year or two. And that means not drawing false distinctions between private sector and government funded science.
U.S. only. Applications are due by Dec. 6th. Go here.