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posted 03/08/2016

From telemedicine to transportation assistance to culturally appropriate care, panelists at the 2016 California Fellowship discuss strategies new and old for getting care to the state’s underserved communities.

posted 04/24/2015

Even as the ACA transforms the nation’s health care system, its future remains uncertain. But no matter what happens, the law and its impact will remain a central subject for health care journalists for years to come, as AHCJ 2015 panelists Sarah Kliff and Julie Appleby explained.

posted 12/18/2012

Over the past two years, I’ve spoken with dozens of Kentuckians battling prescription drug abuse. All of the stories broke my heart. But they needed to be told.

posted 08/27/2012

It was a sprint to the finish, but we got the first installment of my fellowship project -- a package on the growing crisis of addicted babies -- into the paper on Sunday....

Laura Ungar's Blog

From telemedicine to transportation assistance to culturally appropriate care, panelists at the... more »
posted 03/08/16
Even as the ACA transforms the nation’s health care system, its future remains uncertain. But no... more »
posted 04/24/15
Over the past two years, I’ve spoken with dozens of Kentuckians battling prescription drug abuse.... more »
posted 12/18/12

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Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest, NARA, offers inpatient and outpatient drug treatment and a 70-bed residential program in Portland, Oregon.

Research from across the nation shows that treating drug addiction reduces crime and medical expenses while boosting employment, meaning every dollar spent on treatment actually saves an average of $7.

This organization receives more than 40,000 calls a year to its crisis lines, which guide addicts through those dark moments by connecting them with the treatment they need.