We award $53,500 in reporting grants: “We need high-quality, high-impact health journalism now more than ever to keep community health issues squarely in the public spotlight,” said Mary Lou Fulton, program manager, communication and media grants, at The California Endowment.
It might be roof-top green space. Perhaps a reconfiguration of streets that permits walkable medians and wide bike lanes. Or it could be a supercharging of current joint-use plans between cities and school districts.
The most likely scenario would be a combination of these solutions and many more as community leaders in North Orange County try to overcome a dearth of city parkland.
Highlighted this week: A CDC initiative focused on obesity and tobacco use seeks a lead writer. Also featured are career opportunities at a variety of health organizations nationwide, and two openings at health-related publicationsand the most updated information on upcoming grants, fellowships and educational opportunities.
This week in Career GPS' weekly job lisings, we highlight two East Coast jobs in health communications and an opportunity at a West Coast online health startup. In addition, find the most updated information on upcoming grants, fellowships and educational opportunities.
After being busted for dispensing prescriptions over the Internet and providing poor medical care to his patients, Dr. Stephen Hollis says he still maintains a thriving eye surgery practice. He talks about his past and present in a surprisingly candid interview.
Last summer, Paul Balcerak slept on the Internet, and experience that showed him new ways that social media can be useful to journalists. This week at Career GPS, Balcerak answers questions about what he learned. Also find new health media job opportunities.
This story is Part 14 of a 15-part series that examines health care needs in Gary, Ind.
When Shantray Hooks, of Gary, lost her job as a restaurant cook in August, she didn’t know how she would pay for doctor visits.
“I had no health insurance and I couldn’t afford to pay a doctor,” said Hooks, 29, who was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago.
A doctor referred her to the Community Health Net of Gary, a federally qualified community health center that provides comprehensive primary care health services and charges on a sliding fee scale for services.