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Susan Abram's blog posts

posted 07/27/2020
Crippling anxiety and depression, lost loved ones, selling sex acts to survive — vulnerable teens are facing a world of pain during the pandemic, explains Dr. Angela Diaz.
posted 07/13/2020
Friendship Line California relieves loneliness for older adults isolated at home. That makes it easier to stay there.
posted 01/01/2020
Thousands of Los Angeles residents have received word that their medical debt has been paid by benefactors, highlighting an ongoing crisis.
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.

Susan Abram's Blog

Crippling anxiety and depression, lost loved ones, selling sex acts to survive — vulnerable teens... more »
posted 07/27/20
Friendship Line California relieves loneliness for older adults isolated at home. That makes it... more »
posted 07/13/20
Thousands of Los Angeles residents have received word that their medical debt has been paid by... more »
posted 01/01/20

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