Posted inInfectious Disease

OSHA and USDA should have done more to protect meatpacking workers, report says

By Sky Chadde / Investigate Midwest This story was originally published by The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has food safety inspectors in every large meatpacking plant in the country. Just like the industry’s workers, the government’s inspectors entered the high-risk work spaces almost every day during the Covid-19 pandemic. […]

Posted inMental Health

Health Care Half Hour: Accessing care for youth with complex behavioral health needs

In this Health Care Half Hour, NCHN rural health reporter Clarissa Donnelly-DeRoven talks with Joonu-Noel Andrews Coste, Attorney with Disability Rights North Carolina, and Delia Bailey, a parent advocate. They discuss the challenges NC children with both behavioral health needs and developmental disabilities face when trying to access care, and how this challenge looks different […]

Posted inMedicaid

For kids with complex behavioral needs, Medicaid often provides better coverage

By Clarissa Donnelly-DeRoven This is the first story in an occasional series on the different types of care families and children with complex behavioral needs receive on Medicaid versus private insurance. When 13-year-old CJ gets mad, he gets really mad, really, really mad.  “Have you ever heard the term blind rage?” He asks on a […]