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Center for Health Journalism Member Posts

The Center for Health Journalism invites journalists, policy thinkers and medical professionals to share their perspectives with our diverse and interdisciplinary community. Our member column captures a range of perspectives on health, health policy and health journalism. Interested in contributing? Reach out to editor@centerforhealthjournalism.org.

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Last November, I sought to get at the financial impact of more ER visits. Data showed an 18% jump in ER visits in San Diego from 2012 to 2017, reflecting a statewide trend.
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In communities of color, issues of mental health and suicide often don’t receive the attention they need. That's especially true of young black and Latino men in Texas.
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The evolution of the bill from the version introduced into the legislature to the version actually passed and signed demonstrates what can be achieved in practice, but also raises questions about semantics.
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As stem cell clinics proliferate, health reporters and potential patients should be asking some basic questions about clinics in their communities.
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"Ashanti Jones’ story was so overwhelming it made me cry during the interview — a first in my four-decade career," writes broadcast reporter Michael Hill.
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"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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Jodi Cohen had never heard of researcher Dr. Mani Pavuluri before she got a tip in January 2018 to look into her work. What she found was deeply troubling.
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My original premise was to look to see what if any negative effects gentrification had or has had on the lives, health, well-being and prospects of displaced residents in Washington, D.C.
By jesikah maria ross and Olivia Henry
A nuts-and-bolts account of how community engagement made a crucial difference in telling the stories behind one California county's alarmingly high suicide rate.
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CNN reporter Neha Shastry set out to cover the complexities and nuances of America's abortion debate. She ran into roadblocks, reluctant editors and lots of contested facts.

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