#AHCJ17 wrap-up + middle class incomes + diversity in the workplace

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.

News. 5 signs you’re no longer middle class. The poorest kids in the U.S. face a higher risk of fatal abuse. More about automation and how it makes the rich richer and replaces the poor with robots. America’s broken oral health system. Environmental racism affects global warming. In the Bay area, $100K is considered low income in some areas. In some L.A. neighborhoods, lead poisons both rich and poor neighborhoods.

#AHCJ17 updates. Couldn’t make the meeting? Or if you did, want to follow up on the notes?
5 reporting resources.
  • 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.
Carefully curating for you,
Carolyn Crist

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