Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration

This documentary explores how early childhood learning is tied to both short- and long-term health and wellness, and depicts the tragic health consequences of toxic stress.

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Taking an in-depth approach, the documentary Reentry [working title] follows three women taking part in a reentry program in Ohio as they prepare to leave prison and rebuild their lives after serving time on drug related charges. A NIHCM Foundation Journalism Grant is supporting the public engagement campaign for this documentary, highlighting the unique perspective of mothers and their children when opioid prescriptions and addiction lead to incarceration and disruption of American families.

Broken Places explores why some children are severely damaged by early adversity while others are able to thrive. Producer/Director Roger Weisberg revisited some of the abused and neglected children he profiled decades ago in order to dramatically illustrate how early trauma shaped their lives as adults. Broken Places interweaves these longitudinal narratives with poignant observations from a few nationally renowned experts to help viewers better understand the devastating impact of childhood adversity as well as the inspiring characteristics of resilience.

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A keystone piece of a statewide media partnership, this reporting project will investigate persistently high suicide rates in Oregon and the West, what can be done, and the implications for the increasing national suicide rate.

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A growing number of Americans are taking immunosuppressant drugs. This investigation seeks to understand why and examines different issues with the drugs, their approval and usage.

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The U.S. plays an important role in the global response for pandemics – are we ready for the next one? This series seeks to answer that question by exploring topics like animal-transmitted viruses and construction of biocontainment units across the country.

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A NIHCM Foundation Journalism Grant will support a journalist in the 2019 class of the Health Coverage Fellowship, a program of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation. The Fellowship is designed to help newspaper, radio, television, and online reporters and editors improve their reporting on critical health care issues–from the ongoing fight over the future of the ACA to curbing drug costs, addressing mental illness, redressing public health threats, and rethinking end-of-life issues. Attention also will be given to breakthroughs in medical treatments and innovations in the delivery of care.

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A NIHCM Foundation Journalism Grant will support a journalist in the 2018 class of the Health Coverage Fellowship, a program of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation. The Fellowship is designed to help newspaper, radio, television, and online reporters and editors improve their reporting on critical health care issues–from implementing health care reform to curbing costs, addressing mental illness and redressing public health threats.

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