Twenty-two competitively selected health journalists from around the country will gather at Annenberg for the sixth National Health Journalism Fellowship. They’ll spend five days exploring “health and place” --how neighborhood and work environments impact health and life expectancy.
Among the highlights: "Poverty as a Childhood Disease," a keynote talk Sunday by Dr. Perri Klass
of NYU; a talk Monday by Robert Ogilvie
of ChangeLab Solutions on how urban design can affect health and opportunity; a discussion Monday with Steve Lopez
, the Los Angeles Times columnist, on his reporting on Skid Row; a field trip Monday exploring the “housing first” movement, which uses public health money to house formerly homeless people with chronic illnesses, saving taxpayers money on their health care; a day-long discussion Tuesday about Obamacare; presentations by two veteran reporters, Kate Long
of the Charleston Gazette and Marshall Allen
of Pro Publica, on innovative approaches to community engagement; and presentations on health disparities by Thomas Laveist
, Ph.D., of Johns Hopkins University and Alex Ortega, M.P.H., Ph.D.,
of UCLA. Follow along as we blog on events here
This event takes place across multiple locations.
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