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posted 10/12/2020
Even when sick, immigrant workers often feel like they have no choice but to show up at the job — they have to work to survive.
posted 09/28/2020
After coming out as gay or transgender, many young people are cut off from friends during the pandemic and trapped in homes where nobody accepts them.
posted 08/18/2020
“It's overwhelming,” one diaper bank director said. “We're trying to do the best we can.”
posted 07/27/2020
Crippling anxiety and depression, lost loved ones, selling sex acts to survive — vulnerable teens are facing a world of pain during the pandemic, explains Dr. Angela Diaz.
posted 07/13/2020
Friendship Line California relieves loneliness for older adults isolated at home. That makes it easier to stay there.
posted 01/01/2020
Thousands of Los Angeles residents have received word that their medical debt has been paid by benefactors, highlighting an ongoing crisis.
posted 10/31/2019
A special edition of Health Affairs explores the long shadow of violence on health — and how public policy might respond.
posted 08/01/2019
The most successful projects are built on a reporter's ability to keep track of everything. Here are seven tips for getting underway on that next big project.
posted 03/26/2019
Along with books and backpacks, the teens who walk through the hallways of Washington Preparatory High School in South Los Angeles also carry secrets and fear.
posted 03/21/2019
There are experts to find, interviews to do, data to be crunched, and photos and videos to coordinate. How do you begin? Veteran project lead Catherine Stifter shares some tips.

Susan Abram's Blog

Even when sick, immigrant workers often feel like they have no choice but to show up at the job —... more »
posted 10/12/20
After coming out as gay or transgender, many young people are cut off from friends during the... more »
posted 09/28/20
“It's overwhelming,” one diaper bank director said. “We're trying to do the best we can.” more »
posted 08/18/20

Susan Abram's Work

The tide of ER visits rose in Southern California after Obamacare became law, growing about 27 percent from 2010 to 2016.
One solution to allay the high numbers may be a pilot project the Los Angeles County Fire Department is trying out: a “health care on wheels.”
A Los Angeles County Fire Department pilot project is testing out a a mobile integrated health care unit. The goal is to see if a “healthcare on wheels” model can help alleviate crowded emergency departments