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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 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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Can't find the data you need? Consider collecting it yourself, as reporter Sandy Mazza did through low-cost air monitors placed at homes around LA's ports.
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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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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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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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Any day now, the Trump administration is expected to release a new regulation promoting short-term health insurance products as an alternative to coverage under the ACA. But some big problems remain.

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Linda Seltzer
I-1600, a grass roots single payer health care initiative for Washington State, will not be on the ballot in November. Whole Washington, the sponsor of the initiative, collected more than 100,000 signatures on its petitions, falling short of the almost 260,000 required by state law.

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