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Susan Abram's blog posts

posted 10/31/2019
A special edition of Health Affairs explores the long shadow of violence on health — and how public policy might respond.
posted 08/01/2019
The most successful projects are built on a reporter's ability to keep track of everything. Here are seven tips for getting underway on that next big project.
posted 03/26/2019
Along with books and backpacks, the teens who walk through the hallways of Washington Preparatory High School in South Los Angeles also carry secrets and fear.
posted 03/21/2019
There are experts to find, interviews to do, data to be crunched, and photos and videos to coordinate. How do you begin? Veteran project lead Catherine Stifter shares some tips.
posted 03/20/2019
Find the people who can tell the story. Scrutinize death records. Isolate the levers that can create change.
posted 12/10/2018
In LA's Boyle Heights neighborhood, a safety net clinic says patients have come to distrust health care in the wake of President Trump's aggressive moves on illegal immigration.
posted 11/26/2018
Recent research suggests gardens and green spaces have a positive effect on nearby residents' mental health. L.A. County is embracing the strategy in Watts.
posted 10/16/2018
While California has readily embraced the Affordable Care Act, thousands of uninsured or underinsured still turn out for a mega free clinic in Los Angeles every year. Here are a few of their stories.
posted 09/20/2018
Will California keep pursuing incremental health reforms or make a push for single-payer?
posted 07/30/2018
“When you're dealing with people who are not used to dealing with the media, we have a responsibility to protect them from themselves,” the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's James Causey said.

Susan Abram's Blog

A special edition of Health Affairs explores the long shadow of violence on health — and how... more »
posted 10/31/19
The most successful projects are built on a reporter's ability to keep track of everything. Here... more »
posted 08/01/19
Along with books and backpacks, the teens who walk through the hallways of Washington Preparatory... more »
posted 03/26/19

Susan Abram's Work

The tide of ER visits rose in Southern California after Obamacare became law, growing about 27 percent from 2010 to 2016.
One solution to allay the high numbers may be a pilot project the Los Angeles County Fire Department is trying out: a “health care on wheels.”
A Los Angeles County Fire Department pilot project is testing out a a mobile integrated health care unit. The goal is to see if a “healthcare on wheels” model can help alleviate crowded emergency departments