On the Redwood Coast

03 Feb 2014
California’s Humboldt County faces unique public health challenges, including a shifting local economy and a drug-related death rate that’s 300 percent higher than state averages. J. Duncan Moore, Jr., a prominent health policy writer and co-founder of the Association for Health Care Journalists, examines how Humboldt’s Aligning Forces program put patients at center stage of community-wide efforts to improve the quality of local health care system. The article is part of Journalists on Quality, a series of investigative profiles on how Aligning Forces has affected care in local communities.
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