Jordan ElderHealth Reporter, Phoenix
Jordan Elder is a graduate student at the Cronkite School with a degree in journalism focused on broadcast reporting and multimedia storytelling.
When distressed teens call Teen Lifeline, a peer-to-peer crisis call center in the Phoenix area, it's not an an adult health professional picking up the line but a teen their own age, a model experts consider the gold standard in youth crisis communications.
MESA – Latina mothers face a 40% greater risk of developing postpartum depression, according to a recent study. Counselors around the Valley are helping women beat these odds.
PHOENIX – Scientists in Mexico have found a sustainable alternative to plastic bags. Using juice from the prickly pear cactus, they’ve produced plastic that can decompose in just a few weeks rather than the several centuries it takes for traditional plastic bags.
APACHE JUNCTION — New technology is using image processing to increase public safety when water rises.