Last week, I attend the Association of Health Care Journalists conference in Orlando, which was sunny and informative. See the #AHCJ17 section below for notes about the several panels that focused on disparities, poverty and reporting ideas. Next week, I go to the American Society of Journalists and Authors meeting, so stay tuned for more.
- Here’s a list of social determinants-related sessions, including ones on stress, addiction, social workers, mass domestic violence, undocumented immigrants and Medicaid.
- More specifically, a look at how social workers can help bridge crisis and care.
- Also, public health experts discussed violence as infectious and contagious.
- And how neighborhoods are fighting disparities in childhood tooth decay.
- Gallup looks at diversity and inclusion in the workplace since Trump’s election, which stirred up some concerns. Companies seem to be proactively dealing with diversity and inclusion, they concluded. Check out the questions and data.
- Are you middle class in Western Europe? Pew has an interesting country-by-country income calculator.
- The Census Bureau released new population estimates by age and sex, spanning 2010-2016. In coming months, they’ll release estimates for cities, towns, race and origin. Check their release schedule for this year.
- Kaiser puts out its latest health tracking poll for April, documenting the future of the Affordable Care Act, health care in general, the budget and people’s attitudes about national priorities.
- How will poverty be addressed this year – and what could be accomplished if the typical political constraints were set aside? The Stanford Center released its latest edition of Pathways magazine, which includes thoughts from six experts.