Jack Orleans
Jack Orleans(he/him/his)
News Visual Journalist, Phoenix

Jack Orleans expects to graduate in May 2024 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication. Orleans is a journalist based in Phoenix who has interned at ICT (formerly Indian Country Today).

Latest from Jack Orleans

LGBTQ+ youth face increased risk for suicide and barriers to accessing mental health care

TUCSON – LGBTQ+ youth are facing a persistent mental health crisis and seek gender-affirming resources for support. Societal attitudes and anti-LGBTQ+ legislation create barriers to mental health care for the community.

The exterior of the Thornhill Lopez Center on 4th in downtown Tucson. (Photo by Jack Orleans/Cronkite News)

New software tool takes on institutionalized racism in health care

PHOENIX – Mayo Clinic Arizona will integrate and enhance Truity, TruLite Health’s health equity software program, to address and potentially eliminate health disparities in patient care.

TruLite Health announced an agreement with Mayo Clinic Arizona to use and enhance the software systems developer’s Truity software in clinical practice. The hospital will focus on feedback, workflow enhancements and evaluating features of the health equity software platform. (Photo by Jack Orleans/Cronkite News)

Arizona is in critical need of blood donations for sickle cell disease patients

PHOENIX — A lapse in blood donations has caused a critical blood shortage in Arizona and is affecting sickle cell disease patients. Maintaining a diverse blood supply is especially important for African Americans, who have a higher incidence of sickle cell.

John Chavez gets his blood drawn in a donation chair on Feb 10. (Photo by Jack Orleans/Cronkite news)

Community 43 supplements Phoenix traditional mental health services with ‘clubhouse’ model focused on social and cognitive skills

PHOENIX — Community 43, a Phoenix mental health facility, uses a “clubhouse” model to provide recreational opportunities for members to improve quality of life and regain independence.


Inauguran máquina expendedora de naloxona en clínica Valle del Sol en el sur de Phoenix

PHOENIX — Valle del Sol, un servicio de salud comunitario con ubicaciones en todo Phoenix, ha instalado una máquina expendedora gratuita de naloxona en su clínica del sur de Phoenix.

The Narcan vending machine in the Valle del Sol clinic lobby contains both the injectable and nasal spray versions of naloxone. The nasal spray is considered easier for the average person to use. (Photo by Jack Orleans/Cronkite News)

Naloxone vending machine unveiled in Valle del Sol clinic in south Phoenix

PHOENIX –Valle del Sol, a community health service with locations all through Phoenix, has set up a free naloxone vending machine at its south Phoenix clinic.

The Narcan vending machine in the Valle del Sol clinic lobby contains both the injectable and nasal spray versions of naloxone. The nasal spray is considered easier for the average person to use. (Photo by Jack Orleans/Cronkite News)

Flight attendants demand better pay and working conditions during Sky Harbor Airport walkout

PHOENIX – Flight attendants at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport joined others across the country in an educational demonstration to shine a light on their struggle to make a deal with their airline employers.

Flight attendants walk out at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to advocate for better pay and working conditions on Feb. 13, 2024. (Photo by Mariah Temprendola/Cronkite News)

Arizona projected to have largest nursing shortage in U.S. in 2025

PHOENIX — A national analysis predicts Arizona will have the largest nursing shortage in the country by 2025, with 28,100 fewer registered nurses than needed. As both rural and urban hospitals struggle to retain and recruit nurses, advocates look at solutions.

A view into the emergency room at Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix. (File photo by Johanna Huckeba/Cronkite News)

Phoenix urgent care workers treat an influx of respiratory illnesses

PHOENIX – Health professionals say it’s not as bad as during the pandemic, but people with respiratory illnesses are filling hospitals and clinics in Maricopa County. Here’s what to expect if you come down with flu-like symptoms and need care.

The Banner Health Urgent Care at Central Avenue and Washington Street in Phoenix on Jan. 22 is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and provides flu shots. (Photo by Jack Orleans/Cronkite News)