Skip to main content.

The Health Divide

The Health Divide blog explores the ways in which health is shaped by factors outside of the doctor’s office. We’ll look at the conditions where people live and work, and the influence of race, class and immigration status. Such factors can have an outsize role in determining individual and community well-being, influencing how long we live and the quality of our lives. We’ll highlight and hope to spur great journalism around these themes — and hope to hear of work in the journalism and policy sphere that our readers admire. We’ll also look at the health care policy landscape and efforts to close the gap between the haves and have nots when it comes to health.

 

 

Picture of Suzanne Bohan
The Neighborhood Atlas gives journalists an intriguing new tool to visualize how social advantages vary across cities and regions.
Picture of Kristen Consillio
The disaster has been made worse by the number of residents suffering from chronic illnesses and a shortage of doctors.
Picture of Anna Maria Barry-Jester
The Trump administration's recent efforts to shrink the social safety net will only make treating the real drivers of health harder.
Picture of Elizabeth Zach
A network of regional "task forces" is tackling the opioid problem throughout California, leading to a dramatic drop in overdoses in one rural mountain county.
Picture of Pendarvis Harshaw
In a community known as Deep East Oakland, health care providers and nonprofits are seeking new ways to inform and treat those living with asthma.
Picture of Jonathan Kahn
If racism is reduced to a biological bug, who needs a March on Washington to promote racial justice when you have the right pill for the job?
Picture of Anna Maria Barry-Jester
In one immigrant community along Central California's coast, a crisis response team stands ready to coordinate services for families who’ve been hit by an arrest or deportation.
Picture of Georges Benjamin
The Clean Air Act’s impact has been greatest on those who live next to industry and highways, where toxic emissions are highest. Such “fence-line communities” typically harbor poorer people and minorities.
Picture of Anna Maria Barry-Jester
The outbreak in California, the largest since the U.S. started tracking hepatitis A, lays bare the fact that homelessness can be as much a cause of disease as the virus itself.
Picture of Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton
Trump's new budget wants to replace a portion of food stamp benefits with a box of "shelf-stable" items. For Native families who have endured such government-issued provisions in the past, that's a horrifying prospect.

Pages

Announcements

Want to improve your data journalism skills?  Apply now for the $2,000 California Data Fellowship -- four all-expenses-paid days of training on data acquisition, analysis and visualization, plus a $2,000 reporting grant and six months of expert mentoring.  Dates:  October 17-20. Deadline: August 27.

CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY

Member Activities

Kellie Schmitt has shared a blog post

Read it.

Luanne Rife has shared a blog post

Read it.

Neena Satija has shared a blog post

Read it.

Laura Ferguson joined the community

Connect with Laura Ferguson

Mc Nelly Torres has shared a blog post

Read it.
More Member Activities

Follow Us

Facebook


Twitter

CHJ Icon
ReportingHealth