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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: U.S. News & World Report needs a Health Editor

The Health section at U.S. News & World Report is seeking an experienced, full-time editor based in their Washington, D.C., office.
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Sweeps of homeless camps in S.F. are creating a public health crisis

Serious mental and physical health issues are on the rise among S.F.’s homeless population, as the city recommits itself to seizing and disposing of their tents and belongings.
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A reporter learns to go slow and gain trust for series on harm reduction for drug users

"You can’t just waltz into a community of people who are marginalized and under threat, stick a microphone in their faces and start asking them questions," writes reporter Judith Mernit, a 2018 Impact Fund recipient.
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Napa Valley’s underbelly: The personal cost of living locally

The story of the Napa Valley is about more than its transition from a sleepy, rural commuter town to the wine capital of America, drawing millions of tourists per year.
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KHN's JoNel Aleccia talks about how to give your reporting more impact

Find the people who can tell the story. Scrutinize death records. Isolate the levers that can create change.
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Health policy expert: ‘I’m here to tell you the ACA is still working’

“For supporters of the ACA, we dodged a bullet,” said UCLA's Gerald Kominski. “However, just because the Dems won the House does not mean the ACA is safe at all.”
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How LA’s beach communities are taking cues from ‘Blue Zones’ to engineer healthy changes

Can the "Blue Zones" approach lower chronic disease rates and boost lifespans? Or is it turning into a lifestyle movement for already healthy, affluent areas?
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Five hard-won lessons from reporting on what domestic abuse does to children's brains

"One of the first lessons we learned was the need for patience with survivors. We were often asking people to relive their trauma when we interviewed them and that carried a high emotional cost for families."

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Join us at 8:30 a.m. March 22 on Facebook for a life streaming of our daylong briefing on the U.S. Census. You'll learn about the challenges facing counters, efforts to delegitimize the U.S. Census, how the climate of fear in immigrant communities might impede a good count, and discuss reporting and census data analysis strategies.  

What’s the difference between Medicare-for-all and Medicare-for-some? Are these realistic policy proposals, or political blips on the screen? Sign up here for our next Health Matters webinar!

If you're a journalist with big ideas who wants your work to matter, the Center for Health Journalism invites you to apply for the all-expenses-paid National Fellowship -- five days of stimulating discussions in Los Angeles about social and health safety net issues, plus reporting and engagement grants of $2,000-$12,000 and six months of expert mentoring.

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