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posted 12/22/2017
The stopgap bill approved by Congress this week will extend funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program for a few more months. That's far from what the program's supporters were hoping for.
posted 12/01/2017
Earlier this week, Harvard researchers released a study that makes a downright gloomy prediction: Nearly six in 10 of today’s children will be obese by age 35, if current trends continue.
posted 10/31/2017
“I think one of the things that’s changing is the desire to let people see themselves in the data,” ProPublica's Charlie Ornstein told fellow journalists at the 2017 California Data Fellowship on Saturday.
posted 10/27/2017
For journalists looking to ground their reporting in reliable data, the challenge is to find the right dataset to quantify the particular health issue you're investigating. Luckily, AP's Meghan Hoyer is here to help with that.
posted 10/27/2017
“California is way better situated to handle a lot of the bumps that are happening right now than pretty much any other state,” AP's Meghan Hoyer told journalists this week.
posted 10/26/2017
Mike Berens of The Chicago Tribune offers a master-level introduction to what can be achieved with an open mind and a deep committment to quantifying the stories he pursues.
posted 06/27/2017
More than a third of children with special needs rely entirely on Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program for their care. Cuts to Medicaid funding could prove disastrous for such families.
posted 05/25/2017
The budget's proposed changes to the Children's Health Insurance Program are dramatic and provoked a waive of despair from children's health advocates this week.
posted 05/04/2017
It's tempting to read this week's news in political terms — Trump guts another Obama policy — but the actual changes are exceedingly modest.
posted 04/14/2017
California and Michigan offer real-world laboratories for state policies that clamp down on vaccine exemptions, and the early results are very encouraging.

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The stopgap bill approved by Congress this week will extend funding for the Children's Health... more »
posted 12/22/17
Earlier this week, Harvard researchers released a study that makes a downright gloomy prediction:... more »
posted 12/01/17
“I think one of the things that’s changing is the desire to let people see themselves in the data... more »
posted 10/31/17

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Posted by RyanWhite | Thursday, 2017-11-09, 14:11
Hi Jack, Feel free to send your email to editor@centerforhealthjournalism.org
Posted by RyanWhite | Friday, 2017-10-27, 10:38
Hi Rick, ...
Posted by RyanWhite | Wednesday, 2017-10-11, 14:57
Good idea, Lisa! The part 1 link is now there, as it should be. Also, you can access David's...

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