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Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: Bloggers, writers and editors wanted

Health Media Jobs and Opportunities: Bloggers, writers and editors wanted

This week check out the senior digital editor position at Eating Well, or apply to freelance at Healthline. And remember applications for the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism are due before the end of the week.
By Anna Romano | 04/16/2015
Medicare bill’s passage throws lifeline to children’s health insurance

Medicare bill’s passage throws lifeline to children’s health insurance

On Tuesday night, news reports focused on the Senate’s expected passing of a bill that changes how Medicare pays doctors. But for children's advocates, the big news was the two-year extension of the Children's Health Insurance program. Here's why it matters.
By Ryan White | 04/15/2015
Employees at lead U.S. mental health agency critical of leadership

Employees at lead U.S. mental health agency critical of leadership

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) is responsible for U.S. mental health policy. The General Accounting Office found it does a poor job and now a new report shows SAMHSA Administrator Pam Hyde lost the confidence of the agency employees.
By DJ Jaffe | 04/14/2015
Fields of toxic pesticides surround schools of Ventura County

Fields of toxic pesticides surround schools of Ventura County

Oxnard and surrounding Ventura County grow more than 630 million pounds of strawberries a year. The pesticides that growers depend on—a revolving roster of caustic and highly volatile chemicals called fumigants—are among the most toxic used in agriculture.
By Liza Gross | 04/14/2015
The challenges of reporting on mentally ill kids in California’s juvenile justice system

The challenges of reporting on mentally ill kids in California’s juvenile justice system

A reporting project got its start when a probation official made an off-hand comment about juvenile hall having turned into a “commitment facility” for mentally ill children. So began one reporter's deep dive into Sacramento's juvenile justice system.
By Raheem Hosseini | 04/14/2015

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Reporting on Health invites fellows and friends who are attending the AHCJ conference  to join us for drinks and appetizers from 6:30-8 p.m. April 24 at Pedro's Restaurant  & Cantina, 3935 Freedom Circle, Santa Clara.  We'll buy a drink for the first 30 folks who arrive and provide appetizers for all. RSVP here.

Since the passage of the ACA, hospital consolidation has dramatically increased. Our webinar will give an overview of this trend, clarify what’s at stake for consumers, and give journalists fresh ideas for reporting in new, incisive ways. Our panel will include experts Martin Gaynor and Paul Ginsburg, as well as NYT’s Margot Sanger-Katz. More info here.

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