Journal Sentinel Wins National Honor for Healthcare Coverage

Elijah Edwards (middle) enjoying family time with brother Albert Edwards (left) and sister Viola Edwards (left) with family on 4th of July in Milwaukee increase. From the age of 13, Edwards spent most of her life working in various jobs, including her current role as a Counselor at the Boys and Girls Club.

Two Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporters are nationally recognized for their articles addressing public health issues.

reporter Guy Boulton and Mark Johnson Honored with first and second place respectively for excellence in healthcare journalism Association of Medical JournalistsThe annual awards recognize the year’s best health reports in print, broadcast and online media.

Boulton won first place in the health policy category for A New Prescription, a series of articles on the intersection of health outcomes and poverty characteristics such as poor housing and food insecurity.

In addition to in-depth research into how housing and food insecurity affect the health of low-income individuals and drive up the cost of health care services, the four-part series will explore how Milwaukee’s Housing First Program keeps people homeless. We have shown how we harnessed the national model to free ourselves from and improve health. The final article delves into why countries are reluctant to spend money on social services, despite mounting evidence addressing poverty and environmental impacts, to improve health for all and reduce costs. can be reduced.

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