In our Living in the Shadows series, news organizations from around the country joined together to bring to light the interplay between immigration status and health. We will show where health systems fail some of the most vulnerable and highlight effective solutions to common conditions.
Our bloggers take a look at health care implementation with a particular emphasis on the safety net population in California, a state seen as a symbolic of both the potential and challenges of reform. Ted Kissell, a veteran journalist and R. Jan Gurley, MD, a journalist and writer, serve as the principal writers for the blog, along with other guest contributors. Jill Braden Balderas, contributing editor of Reporting on Health, serves as the blog's principal editor.
William Heisel, former investigative reporter for the Los Angeles Times, writes about investigative health reporting. He currently is assistant director for external relations at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle.
Children's Health Matters, a blog curated and reported by Journalist Ryan White, along with other collaborators, shares the latest research, journalism and ideas on pediatric health and child development outcomes; prevention models to reduce health disparities for ill children and children born into poverty; and trends in children's health and well-being.
This blog builds on the Reporting on Health Collaborative's "Just One Breath" Valley Fever reporting project, which was launched in September 2012 in several California newspapers, online news services, public radio and at ReportingonHealth.org.