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

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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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A reporter discovers firsthand the darker side of living in Northern California's seemingly idyllic Mendocino County.
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A few things journalists should keep in mind while covering issues related to disability, which often don't get enough press.
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Have you thought about using data and public records to investigate medical marijuana in your state? Here are some great places to start.
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Low-income Idahoans will have access to public coverage if the new Medicaid expansion initiative is approved by voters in November. Reclaim Idaho collected 56,192 signatures, enough to get the measure on the ballot.

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Journalists should strive for absolute clarity in language choice. Avoid ambigious phrases such as, “Dead but on life support.”
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“I have bad news for you,” my editor said during a phone call in late August 2017. “We’re closing in two weeks.”
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While Caribbean "barrel children" typically receive money and goods, they often lack the emotional support they need. Reporter Melissa Noel shares lessons from the field.
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A data journalism project turns into a lesson in how even data from authoritative sources can be misleading.
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Famously troubled East St. Louis is embracing an idea known as “collective impact.” The idea is to better connect residents to existing services.

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