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This edition of Health Media Jobs and Opportunities features opportunities for health writers at universities, online and news organizations.
What did California's novel approach to funding early-childhood programs achieve?

What did California's novel approach to funding early-childhood programs achieve?

The impact of the First 5 initiative, spearheaded by actor-director Rob Reiner, is complicated to measure because of the lack of longitudinal data.
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Why I changed how I write and think about suicide

While the Associated Press started advising reporters to avoid the word “commit” when covering suicide several years ago, many journalists and the public have yet to embrace the shift in language.
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Valley fever medication poses added risk for pregnant women

Research suggests an alarming link between a common drug used for valley fever and birth defects. The disease also tends to be more severe in pregnant women.
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As I quickly learned, California’s north coast is a tough place to find mental health help

A reporter discovers firsthand the darker side of living in Northern California's seemingly idyllic Mendocino County.
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‘No-brainer’ program starts treatment for opioid addiction in the hospital

Starting treatment for opioid addiction in the hospital may seem obvious, yet it often doesn't happen. A growing program is trying to change that.
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Pitfalls journalists should avoid when writing about people with disabilities

A few things journalists should keep in mind while covering issues related to disability, which often don't get enough press.
Connie White, left, and her daughter, Lataevia Gaskin, listen during a Restorative Justice Louisville meeting in January 2018. (

Kentucky disproportionately locks up black youth, and few seem to care

For the past decade, the vast majority of the young people in Louisville’s secure detention facility have been black. A reporter wonders why more people aren't talking about the disparity.


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