Callie Shanafelt

media to fit the story

Callie Shanafelt is a documentary filmmaker, editor and freelance journalist who loves using the best type of media to tell a story.

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Treating uninsured immigrants after health care reform

The Affordable Care Act was intended to provide insurance for the uninsured – with one notable exception. Undocumented immigrants and lawfully present immigrants who’ve been here less than five years are excluded from health care […]

Oct, 23 · in TEXT

New West County Health Center is future of health care, says co-author of ACA

When Representative George Miller, co-author of the Affordable Care Act, sat down with fellow politicians to design a plan for health care reform, they asked health leaders from across the country how to improve the […]

Oct, 18 · in TEXT

Community clinics switching to electronic health records

Community clinics are turning technologically savvy. Spurred on by federal funds, they are adopting electronic health records at rates exceeded only by HMOs. Community health centers once had the lowest rate of electronic health record […]

Sep, 17

Does it matter who is buying foreclosed homes in Oakland?

Putting homes in reach of the middle class might have seemed like a silver lining of the housing crash in places like Oakland, where housing prices jumped substantially during the boom years. The median home […]

Aug, 22

Last fire camp standing

Driving into the wooded campus of Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp feels like arriving at a summer camp – until you see the road signs warning that you are entering a correctional facility. The mint […]

Aug, 21

Distance from specialized care takes toll on parents, too

Audio slideshows by Callie Shanafelt Article by Heather Gilligan   Crystal De Witt coos her son to sleep. She sings “O Holy Night,” a Christmas tune, though it’s a sweltering almost-summer day. She hugs Jace, […]

Jun, 04

Kinship caregivers struggle without state support

  When Hazel Wingate’s 61-year-old brother told her he was going to have a child, she was 62. Wingate assumed that the child would be cared for by his mother, as were her brother’s five […]

Mar, 14


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