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Jack Cheevers

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Jack Cheevers

Communications Director, Region 9
U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
government-funded health insurance programs
Medicare and Medicaid programs in California
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments, or CLIA
State Children's Health Insurance, or SCHIP


Jack Cheevers is the communications director for Region 9 of the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the federal agency responsible for administering Medicare, Medicaid, State Children's Health Insurance (SCHIP), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), and several other health-related programs. Cheevers oversees communications in Region 9, which covers California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii and the Pacific Trust territories. He previously worked as a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, the Oakland Tribune, the Associated Press and United Press International in San Francisco. He also served as the managing editor of two alternative papers, the SF Weekly in San Francisco and the defunct New Times Los Angeles. A political science graduate of UC Berkeley, he is writing a book on the seizure of an American spy ship, USS Pueblo, by North Korea in 1968.

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San Francisco  California  94103
United States
Office Phone: 
(415) 744-3723


The Center for Health Journalism’s two-day symposium on domestic violence will provide reporters with a roadmap for covering this public health epidemic with nuance and sensitivity. The first day will take place on the USC campus on Friday, March 17. The Center has a limited number of $300 travel stipends for California journalists coming from outside Southern California and a limited number of $500 travel stipends for those coming from out of state. Journalists attending the symposium will be eligible to apply for a reporting grant of $2,000 to $10,000 from our Domestic Violence Impact Reporting Fund. Find more info here!


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