Your health-care stories needed
Beacon Journal medical reporter Cheryl Powell will write about the variety of experiences and opinions readers have regarding medical coverage.
She is not looking for stories of aches and pains or disputes over billing, but instead will ask about coverage, costs, concerns and thoughts about the public policy debate.
She will select a diverse group of volunteers to tell the story. Because the discussion may involve employers and personal issues, the conversations will be confidential.
If you wish to discuss this topic for publication, she can be emailed at email@example.com.
About the project
The Bliss Institute/Beacon Journal poll is part of a community project that attempts to change the way we discuss tough issues in order to find solutions.
The faith community, the Bliss Institute for Applied Politics at the University of Akron and the newspaper initiated this effort. The poll and focus groups were partly funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Alice Rodgers of Jemez Springs, N.M., facilitated four weeks of focus groups exploring such issues as environment, war, teen pregnancy, alternative lifestyles, media and anger with government. Amy Merrill-Boren of Decision Point Marketing Research in Canton recruited the participants.
The sessions were held at the UA Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing. The poll was conducted by the Center for Marketing and Opinion Research of Akron.
All of the Beacon Journal’s coverage can be found on its America Today page on Ohio.com, www.ohio.com/special-projects/civility.
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