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What makes your community healthy or unhealthy?  

Health Is Everything: Using Data to Report Great Stories on Your Community's Health is a step-by-step guide that will help journalists, bloggers, health communicators, and researchers find data to illuminate stories on their local communities.

Author Frank Bass, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, will lead you through the wealth of information found in U.S. Census reports, public health and education datasets, and environmental and public safety records.  How many people in your community have health insurance and how many are disabled? What's the level of air pollution in one part of town compared with another? How many children are raised by their grandparents and how many infants die before their first birthday? How many food stamp vendors in your community are liquor stores? How do race and class fit into the equation?

Health Is Everything is an indispensable resource for reporting on issues critical to health and wellness. Find stories in the numbers and chronicle the health of your community with this ebook from Center for Health Journalism Digital.

CHAPTER 1: Using Census Data to Transform Your Health Reporting: An Overview

CHAPTER 2: How Healthy Are the Children in Your Community?

CHAPTER 3: How Environmental Exposures Affect Health

CHAPTER 4:  Crime and Traffic and Workplace Accidents

CHAPTER 5: Food Quality, Food Access, and Health

CHAPTER 6: Common Statistical Pitfalls

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