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Trying to access health care without English language skills can often leave refugees lost in translation.

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Intentar tener acceso al sistema de atención a la salud sin conocimientos de inglés causa con frecuencia que los refugiados queden atrapados en las barreras lingüísticas.

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Over a year ago, based on the history of Puerto Rico's Health Reform that started on 1993, many people started to wander if the enrollees of this system were healthier or sicker than years ago, when they had no medical coverage. To find out, a keypoint was to measure if they were getting the medical preventive services they needed to, for example, have an earlier diagnosis and a better treatment for the medical conditions they may develop. That was what my National Health Journalism Fellowship was about and what I intended to find out.

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Today's Daily Briefing features reporters' struggles to access health information, the health of truck drivers and women who have just given birth, and a must-read about what it means to die in prison.



“Racism in medicine is a national emergency.” That’s how journalist Nicholas St. Fleur characterized the crisis facing American health care this spring, as his team at STAT embarked on “Color Code,” an eight-episode series exploring medical mistrust in communities of color across the country. In this webinar, we’ll take inspiration from their work to discuss strategies and examples for telling stories about inequities, disparities and racism in health care systems. Sign-up here!

The USC Center for Health Journalism at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is seeking two Engagement Editors to serve as thought leaders in one of the most innovative and rewarding arenas in journalism today – “engaged reporting” that puts the community at the center of the reporting process. Learn more about the positions and apply to join our team.


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