Jerome “Jerry” Brazda, a longtime healthcare journalist and a popular figure among health officials in Washington, died Aug. 29. He was 80.
Healthcare journalist Brazda dies at age 80
Brazda wrote a column for Modern Healthcare in the mid-1990s.
Brazda's journalism career started in the early 1950s, when he worked as a reporter in Omaha for United Press. During the Korean War, he reported from Germany for American Forces Radio Network, later returning to United Press in New York. Later, Brazda was tapped to cover the Labor-Health Education and Welfare beat in Washington.
In 1964, Brazda went to work for McGraw-Hill, where he developed a number of health policy newsletters, including the Washington Report on Medicine and Health. In the mid-1980s, working for himself, he helped shape Managed Care Week.
Every issue of the Washington Report on Medicine and Health that he wrote for 20 years is on exhibit at the National Library of Medicine's history of medicine section, according to an obituary of Brazda that ran in the National Press Club's online publication.
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