I-NEWS

Is health care a right? Or is health care a limited resource primarily for those who can afford it?  And how is the story of "health equity" told through America's news media?   Rocky Mountain PBS vice president of News Laura Frank is on a luncheon panel on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 addressing these questions, hosted by The Colorado Trust.

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Health reporter with Rocky Mountain PBS / I-News Kristin Jones visited "First Take with Lando and Chavis" to discuss her recent story on the use of seclusion and restraints in the management of mentally ill patients and prison inmates.  Her reporting also uncovered persistent inequities in they way Latino and African-American cases are handled.

Untreated: How Ignoring Mental Illness Cost Us All

May 10, 2014

ROCKY MOUNTAIN PBS I-NEWS Mental illness in Colorado costs some $5.4 billion each year – or about $1,000 for every resident of the state, according to an analysis by Rocky Mountain PBS I-News. A large part of these costs are related to untreated mental illness.