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posted 08/17/2018
The challenge for journalists covering the country’s unchanged perinatal mortality rate is to go beyond the hospital setting, says Boston University's Eugene Declercq.
posted 08/13/2018
“There’s real hope that help is on the way,” health workforce researcher Edward Salsberg said.
posted 06/20/2018
“This is really an issue that you can explore in your state no matter what,” said WSJ health policy reporter Stephanie Armour.
posted 06/11/2018
Journalists are playing a key role in highlighting outrageous health care price tags. Why this flood of stories now? And will they make a difference?
posted 05/17/2018
NYT's Katie Thomas shares how she finds and vets stories of real people stung by ever-rising drug prices, and expert panelists provide key context for rounding out coverage.
posted 04/24/2018
“What is unique at this time is that the difference between what the private sector is paying and what the public sector is paying for health care is starting to diverge,” says John Hopkins' Gerard Anderson.
posted 04/10/2018
“This is just such a powerful but elegantly simple intervention,” said the lead researcher behind a recent study that used parent mentors to enroll families in Medicaid and CHIP coverage.
posted 03/19/2018
Looking for story leads on the underlying factors driving health in your community? The 2018 County Health Rankings offer a wealth of datapoints on what influences a community’s health.
posted 03/15/2018
Two of the country's leading researchers and a top reporter on gun violence in the U.S. discuss how to cover the epidemic of violence as an urgent and overlooked public health problem.
posted 02/08/2018
While ACA repeal efforts have stalled, the individual mandate is gone and Medicaid work requirements are proliferating. Two expert observers weigh in on states' growing role in shaping health policy.

Kellie Schmitt's Blog

The challenge for journalists covering the country’s unchanged perinatal mortality rate is to go... more »
posted 08/17/18
“There’s real hope that help is on the way,” health workforce researcher Edward Salsberg said. more »
posted 08/13/18
“This is really an issue that you can explore in your state no matter what,” said WSJ health... more »
posted 06/20/18

Kellie Schmitt's Work

Kern's physicians come from many far-flung corners of the globe. Dr. Carlo Amazona originally from the Philippines shares how his experience growing up with no doctor made him becoming one.

Dr. Elyzabat Tadros shares her journey to become a doctor from her native Sudan to her current home in Bakersfield.

Kern's physicians come from many far-flung corners of the globe. This piece takes a look at several compelling personal journeys.