What's At Stake for Mental Health and Substance Abuse

An Update on Behavioral Health Issues and Public Policy in the Current Political Landscape

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From AIDS to Ebola to Zika, NIH Scientist at Forefront of U.S. Public Health Responses
Dr. Anthony Fauci has been the nation’s top infectious disease specialist for more than three decades and has different lessons to learn from the country’s public health epidemics.

States are on the Front Lines of Trying to Control Opioid Abuse, Deaths
In Alaska, the state’s health commissioner has long had a range of unique public health problems to confront; the scourge of opioids is just the latest.

A New Administration Can Change Policies, But Not That Quickly
The U.S. experienced a flurry of environmental action four decades ago but has largely stood still since then. The laws erected then will be difficult to change quickly.

Impactful Reporting Needs Special Skills, Innovative Strategies and Patience
Some top investigative reporters share their advice on how to dig deep for stories that would otherwise remain hidden.

CDC Constantly Changes Tactics to Curb Risks From Unsafe Food
The system to monitor the safety of U.S. food products is battling against an ever-changing landscape of outbreaks.

As White House Ups Antagonism Toward the Press, Journalists Decide How to Repond
Amid a rocky start in the Trump-press relationship, news organizations are struggling to find workarounds – and deciding when to band together.

C-SPAN has been recording politicians at work for nearly four decades – and journalists can access those clips for use in their own stories.

When reporters get called to share their expertise on air, they need to remember to sit up straight and stay on-message. A veteran TV producer shares some tips.

The Software Platform Dataminr is Useful to Find ‘Signals’ That Point to News

Using Software Platform Tableau to Build and Launch Online Visualizations

USA Today’s Jasper Colt, a multimedia producer, offers practical tips for taking and editing photos and videos, with the help of a few easy-to-use apps.

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