Writing about public health? “The six-day CDC Knight Public Health Journalism Boot Camp offers a crash course in the basics of public health and biostatistics.” This year’s Boot Camp will take place June 25-June 30, 2006, in Decatur, Georgia. “Approximately 15 journalists will be selected for the Boot Camp, which is made possible through lead funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The camp will provide housing, breakfast and a per diem stipend of $25 for other meals. Participants are required to finance their own transportation to and from the camp.” The application deadline is March 15; there is no application fee. I checked over the list of past participants, and among them are several freelancers/book authors. You’ll find much more information, and the application form, right here.