There’s no shortage of good panels at this week’s Health Journalism 2016 in Cleveland, especially for reporters interested in social factors that impact health. I’m particularly excited about an opening day roundtable discussion with top health officials from Baltimore, St. Louis and Cleveland that will focus on urban health challenges.
Before you join us at “Covering the health angles of cities facing crisis,” which runs from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, here’s a quick look at recent coverage of some of the major health issues in each city:
- Toxic Neglect: This multi-part series by the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Brie Zeltner and Rachel Dissell looked at the extent of childhood lead poisoning in the region, and led to the resignation of two city health officials.
- NYT: Flint is in the news, but lead poisoning is even worse in Cleveland
- ABC affiliate Newsnet5: City of Cleveland addresses mental health concerns
- Kaiser Health News: Cleveland Clinic reports 40 percent drop In charity care after Medicaid expansion
- NPR: Ferguson commission shines light on racially divided St. Louis
- Side Effects Media: Political gridlock leaves Missouri without a basic tool for fighting drug abuse
- Louis Post Dispatch: County health rankings put St. Charles at top and St. Louis at bottom
- St. Louis Public Radio: Zika-carrying mosquitoes don’t live in St. Louis, but health departments are making plans
- NPR/Kaiser: In Freddie Gray’s Baltimore, The best medical care Is nearby but elusive
- NYT: For vulnerable teenagers, a web of support
- Baltimore Sun: Maryland commission awards $3.4 million in grants to help combat health disparities
- AHCJ: Reopening of CVS store highlights health access issues in Baltimore
Read something else pertinent or interesting on cities and health care lately? Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a suggested topic or questions to raise during the roundtable? Send that, too.