Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 12:00pmThursday, July 18, 2013 - 12:00am

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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