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Detroit News' Karen Bouffard embarked on a special project looking at the causes of Detroit’s high child death rate. Andrea Walker examined Baltimore’s infamously violent streets and showed the consequences to the community for the Baltimore Sun.

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Underwhelming results demonstrate that after all the money and effort invested in bureaucracy, Patient Centered Medical Homes do not contribute to actual patient care.

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While health disparities are often framed as a social justice issue, the director of the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions told the 2013 National Health Journalism Fellows that maintaining such disparities is expensive as well.

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We are surrounded by data but aren't always harnessing its storytelling potential as effectively as we could be. A free webinar this week will help attendees learn how to better use data to tell more compelling stories about health.

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To document Rubbertown, Ky., residents’ claims of unusually high rates of disease, I needed hard data. Originally, I had planned a health survey of the areas around the industrial plants. When that proved impractical, I enlisted a state health monitoring agency.

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Headed to the Association of Health Care Journalists annual conference this week in Boston? Whatever sessions you attend, have a great time, take lots of notes, and use the experience as inspiration for even better journalism.

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Recent developments in Richmond, Va., made a story looking at how where you live affects your health a timely endeavor. Through the lens of housing projects in the city's East End, Tammie Smith explains how she reported that residents there have a lower life expectancy than other Richmonders.

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Over a series of posts, I’m going to try to break down some of the broad categories of data, discuss how they are used and point out some of their limitations. I’m going to cover four main areas: vital statistics, censuses, surveys, and estimates.

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What can health journalists take away from this year's SXSW Interactive conference? Here is a roundup and reading and tweets that might help you think about the evolution of health media and information.

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With the right data and good contacts to point you to personal stories, you can find where people are having trouble receiving medical care and tell an important story.

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