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With our new blog “The Health Divide,” our aim is to inspire conversations and help journalists portray how larger forces outside of the doctor’s office can shape community health.
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Rebecca Adams reported this story with support from the Fund for Journalism on Child Well-Being, a program of the University of Southern California Center for Health Journalism.
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Reveal’s Byard Duncan shares some tips from his recent investigation into the spike in foster care placements in states hit hardest by the opioid crisis.
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NPR’s Science Desk is looking for an experienced, versatile health editor to take a leading role in our multi-platform coverage of consumer health trends, medicine, public health, biotech and health policy.
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In a recent New York Times magazine piece, and in her new book, An American Sickness, Elisabeth Rosenthal tells the story of Wanda Wickizer, who in 2013, while uninsured, experienced a subarachnoid hemorrhage. After treatment at the University of Virginia Medical Center, Wickizer was billed $285,507

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New research from RAND finds LA's program to get people off the street and into permanent, supportive housing led to fewer heath visits and a net savings for the county.
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"The reality is that many medical students, residents and trainee physicians are illiterate in the basics of public health and health policy," says Dr. Rusha Modi.
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Apply for the USC Center for Health Journalism’s new Impact Fund for a chance to receive a reporting grant to support health projects.
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Several months into their investigation, two reporters realized they lacked one key element: "The voices of children who had been affected by the system, and their parents."
Review of new book about mental health treatment

Review: Mental Health, Inc. exposes how various entities - from indifferent professional associations and pharmaceutical-subsidized patient advocacy groups to government regulators - enable Pharma's worst excesses.

ACA

On vacation in Nashville, I talked to someone from Canada, and she said she couldn't get her head wrapped around the fact that we don't have universal health insurance in this country. Why is this so difficult, politically?

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