Sarah True

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UPDATE MID-NOVEMBER, 2022: I'm now working at the Baltimore Banner as their public health reporter, but freelance stuff will continue to live here!

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I'm a freelance reporter and writer interested in healthcare policy and access issues impacting underserved populations. I work with journalistically-minded publications to produce feature stories and shorter pieces focusing on what happens at the intersection of healthcare delivery and health policy and how this affects real people.

I strive to illuminate health and socioeconomic disparities experienced by people of color and low income and other marginalized groups, and how these are either precipitated or alleviated by health policy decisions.

I have a medical social work and health policy research background. I was employed as a medical social worker in community healthcare and in a large healthcare system, and later worked as a health policy analyst at a highly regarded DC think tank. This combined experience -- in both healthcare delivery and health policy -- has given me a broad yet nuanced perspective and the accompanying knowledge base that enables me to talk to the right people, ask the right questions, and craft a compelling, thoughtfully researched and reported story.

I also hold Master's degrees in Social Work and Public Health, which means that I'm well-versed in structural inequalities impacting underprivileged populations, and can readily translate health and social science research jargon into concise, informative prose accessible to lay and professional audiences.