Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 5:00am
Serving diverse communities requires more than translating the words of hospice into different languages. It demands a nuanced understanding of culture and values. Otherwise, hospice may look like withdrawing treatment and giving up hope.
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 4:00am
Detroit News' Karen Bouffard embarked on a special project looking at the causes of Detroit’s high child death rate. Andrea Walker examined Baltimore’s infamously violent streets and showed the consequences to the community for the Baltimore Sun.
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 12:00am
If you're on the West Coast, don't miss out on Google's Media Summit in San Francisco. Journalists on the East Coast: there are new job openings at POLITICO Pro and The American Public Health Association.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 4:00am
Early in her career, Dr. Barbara Staggers was strongly censured for hugging a patient. Now, it’s part of her daily routine, a way to show kids who might not otherwise have any positive physical affection in their lives that someone cares about them.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 11:00pm
Readers and editors need and appreciate clear and concise explanations of health reform’s provisions. However, there’s no way you’re going to be able to cover all the complexities and nuances of any given topic in the space you’re allotted.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 8:10pm
President Obama could use his executive powers to promote rehabilitation instead of prison, and stop the record numbers of arrests and deportations of undocumented immigrants.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 5:00am
As with much of the science around valley fever, the evidence base is still being built -- studies are scarce; data collection was erratic for years and continues to be spotty; and understanding the health effects of weather is a big, complicated task.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 4:00am
Union City’s lead, and the Youth Commission now provides a solid example of the vital role teens can play in mobilizing communities.
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 5:33am
The goal of my 2013 National Health Journalism Fellowship project was to compare the child death rate of children in Detroit to other major U.S. cities. What I learned is that there is no easy way to get this information. In most states, vital statistics are tracked by county, not by city.
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 4:00am
The looming March 31 deadline gives ongoing urgency to the efforts of Covered California to refine and improve strategies for reaching groups, such as Latinos and African Americans, whose enrollment numbers have so far lagged.
Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 12:35pm
Pretending that people only should consume cookie-cutter content is detrimental for our audience, our profession and our democracy.
Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 3:23pm
The binge drinking rate of Korean Americans is the highest among all Asian Americans, according to a study. What are the reasons?
Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 7:50am
A letter to NFPA from Michael Formica, chief environmental counsel for the National Pork Producers Council on behalf of the other Big Ag groups, said that installing fire protection systems presented “staggering costs in the billions of dollars.”
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 10:27pm
Sonoma County is often portrayed as an agricultural mecca - a wine country playground where stunning natural beauty meets economic opportunity. This portrait leaves out troubling socioeconomic, educational and health disparities between affluent white residents and a grow Latino population.
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 5:30pm
Just minutes from Palm Springs and Indian Wells, the Eastern Coachella Valley is a community of farm workers with a high incidence of domestic violence. What are the underlying reasons that make farm worker men more susceptible to becoming abusers?