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KFF’s Kaiser Health News and Science Friday Examine Rising Suicide Rates among People of Color in Initial Collaboration

Continuing its expansion into audio storytelling, KFF’s Kaiser Health News examines the rising suicide rates among Black, Hispanic and other communities of color in its first collaboration with Science Friday, the award-winning producer of high-quality, trustworthy science news and educational programming. The storytelling highlights tragic cases like that of 19-year-old…

KFF’s Kaiser Health News Expands With a New Southern Bureau to Grow Journalism About Health, Equity, Race and Poverty in the South and Texas

Project will Leverage KHN’s Reporting, Editing and Distribution Capacity to Strengthen Local Health Journalism in Communities Across the South SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — KFF will expand its Kaiser Health News (KHN) operation and health journalism across the South with $2.3 million in funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)…

Why Bolstering Trust in Journalism Could Help Strengthen Trust in Medicine

This perspective highlights the important relationship between medicine and trust in news media and articulates three ways that clinicians, health care organizations, and journalists might begin to rebuild the foundation of trust on which both medicine and journalism rely. Co-authored by KFF’s David Rousseau, Vineet M. Arora of University of Chicago Medicine, and Gary Schwitzer of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, it appears in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Covering Health Reform: Web Briefings for Journalists

After more than three years of political controversy and legal challenges, the major coverage provisions of the 2010 Affordable Care Act are set to take effect January 1 — yet polling finds roughly half of Americans say they don’t know enough about the health reform law to understand how it will affect their families. With new state health insurance marketplaces set to enroll people in coverage starting October 1, local and national print, online, television and radio news outlets will play a critical role in educating their audiences about the law’s new realities.

As part of its Media Fellowships Program, the Kaiser Family Foundation presents a series of free, interactive web briefings exclusively for journalists to address key aspects of the the Affordable Care Act, its implications for consumers, and strategies for connecting the dots for different audiences.

How Much Political Coverage of the Health-Care Law Is Too Much?

This was published as a Wall Street Journal Think Tank column on June 5, 2014. With primaries underway and the midterms approaching, coverage of the Affordable Care Act will increasingly focus on politics. Many political reporters may take temporary control of the health-care beat during the leadup to November. News organizations should…

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