Susan Abram, ChronicleSC

Susan Abram

ChronicleSC

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Susan:

In Sacramento, Youth Activists Push to Get Police Out of Schools

Sacramento is one of many school districts where youth are organizing to push for an end to police presence in the hallways → Read More

CHJ

Gift of medical debt relief highlights ongoing crisis

Thousands of Los Angeles residents have received word that their medical debt has been paid by benefactors, highlighting an ongoing crisis. → Read More

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Researchers flesh out deeper understanding of how violence shapes health

A special edition of Health Affairs explores the long shadow of violence on health — and how public policy might respond. → Read More

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A South LA high school steps up effort to help students besieged by trauma

Along with books and backpacks, the teens who walk through the hallways of Washington Preparatory High School in South Los Angeles also carry secrets and fear. → Read More

Long-Distance Travel Is Often Part These Parents' Journey to Reunification

Foster children from South Los Angeles are more likely than not to be placed far from home, in a different part of the county. → Read More

CHJ

L.A. clinic says immigrants scared to get care after ‘public charge’ controversy

In LA's Boyle Heights neighborhood, a safety net clinic says patients have come to distrust health care in the wake of President Trump's aggressive moves on illegal immigration. → Read More

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Stories from the front lines of California’s unmet health care needs

While California has readily embraced the Affordable Care Act, thousands of uninsured or underinsured still turn out for a mega free clinic in Los Angeles every year. Here are a few of their stories. → Read More

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Gardening for mental health? L.A. County tries new strategy in Watts

Recent research suggests gardens and green spaces have a positive effect on nearby residents' mental health. L.A. County is embracing the strategy in Watts. → Read More

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California wrestles with key decision on the future of health reform

Will California keep pursuing incremental health reforms or make a push for single-payer? → Read More

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How we used data to show crush of visitors to ERs after the ACA

The tide of ER visits rose in Southern California after Obamacare became law, growing about 27 percent from 2010 to 2016. → Read More

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Four reporters share strategies for reporting on communities in crisis

“When you're dealing with people who are not used to dealing with the media, we have a responsibility to protect them from themselves,” the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's James Causey said. → Read More

Mobile health clinics might be a way to reduce ER visits in Southern California

The lack of doctors, of community clinics that open for 24 hours to help the bulk of newly insured residents have caused an overflow into emergency departments across Los Angeles County, → Read More

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Southern California ERs look for answers to the crush of newly insured patients at their doors

One solution to allay the high numbers may be a pilot project the Los Angeles County Fire Department is trying out: a “health care on wheels.” → Read More

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Southern California emergency room use has actually risen after the passage of Obamacare

ER visits grew an average of 4 percent every year from 2010 to 2016. → Read More

California Considers Creating a Mobile Response Team for Foster Youth

A bill in the California legislature aims to stem the state's reliance on law enforcement to respond to behavioral issues in foster homes and to give foster youth have a stronger voice in unsafe situations in foster homes. → Read More

Blacks, Latinos, women found less likely to get the mental health care they need

The study, by Santa Monica-based Rand Corp., shows a connection between untreated mental health problems and multiple absences from work, which can take an economic toll on individuals and families… → Read More

Blacks, Latinos, women found less likely to get the mental health care they need

The study, by Santa Monica-based Rand Corp., shows a connection between untreated mental health problems and multiple absences from work, which can take an economic toll on individuals and families… → Read More

For LA County’s mobile mental-health teams, persistence is key to leading homeless to help

Their clients don’t always want to be helped, but that doesn’t stop members of L.A. County Department of Health Mobile Triage Teams from trying. There are eight squads spread across the… → Read More

LA County offers to pay off student debt for new doctors — if they work in its jails

On the outside, Richard Brent was a thief and a user. He stole and used meth and heroin, acted tough and aggressive, all of which got him a 90-day sentence to Los Angeles County’s Men’s… → Read More

LA County’s public defenders protest in Grand Park, call for new leader to represent them – Daily News

Protesters called the appointment of Nicole Davis Tinkham as interim Public Defender unjust, because they say she has no experience in defending poor, needy clients. → Read More