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West Virginia is among the top five states on just about every national chronic disease list. Journalist Kate Long investigates what's behind the state's poor showing.

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Jeanne Smart has worked for Los Angeles County for more than 25 years, beginning in public health nursing field services and now in the development of supportive programs for children with special needs. She currently directs the perinatal nurse home visiting programs within Los Angeles County’s Department of Public Health. She has successfully integrated county programs with community‐based programs that strengthen and empower families to meet the special needs of high‐risk infants and children. Ms.

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Cindy Collier is director of nursing and EMT programs at Bakersfield College. She has been very successful in writing grants and expanding the nursing program to meet the shortage of RNs in the southern Central Valley. She also has developed innovative approaches to providing nursing education. She is a registered nurse (RN), critical care registered nurse (CCRN) and public health nurse (PHN). She has 23 years of experience as a registered nurse. Her specialty is critical care nursing, but she also has done bedside nursing in acute care facilities and worked in hospital administration.


The nation’s overdose epidemic has entered a devastating new phase. Drugs laced with fentanyl and even more poisonous synthetics have flooded the streets, as the crisis spreads well beyond the rural, largely white communities that initially drew attention. The death rate is escalating twice as fast among Black people than among white people. This webinar will give journalists deep insights, fresh story ideas and practical tips for covering an epidemic that killed more than 107,000 people in the U.S. last year. Sign-up here!


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