Multicultural health in the Bay Area: The untold story
09/11/07 San Francisco, CA
Audio from this workshop is now available
Three dozen journalists gathered at the San Francisco Chronicle for this workshop on multicultural health issues in the Bay Area. The workshop, the third of its kind presented in California by AHCJ over the past year, was sponsored by The California Endowment. Logistical support also came from The Maynard Institute for Journalism Education.
Covering disparities in health and health care is not the same as reporting the latest drug trial or diet advice. When race, culture, language, immigration and other hot button issues are mixed in, how do you separate science from politics, facts from beliefs? How do you find community and expert sources across cultural divides? How do you walk the line through minefields of labels and connotations to find the right words to tell your story?
Culture, history, money and biology intertwine to influence health and health care. This workshop builds on AHCJ's recently published multicultural health resource guide, which was supported by The California Endowment, to help you sharpen your skills, learn practical tips, and avoid lurking traps in this important, yet underreported area. Experienced journalists share their hard-earned lessons. Health experts flag common errors and misconceptions, while also providing an overview of what researchers really know.
Presented by the Association of Health Care Journalists and its Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism with assistance from the
Sponsored by The California Endowment
Hosted by the San Francisco Chronicle