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What I learned reporting on the failures of California’s coercive control law

A new law meant to curb domestic abuse runs up against judges who know little about it.
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Coronavirus Files: Boosters coming in September, while inoculation of youngest kids stagnates

Also, Biden extends pandemic rescue funds for affordable housing, while a White House summit plans for future COVID vaccines.
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The Senate is set to take historic action to curb runaway costs for prescription drugs

A bill expected to pass would prevent price gouging and limit how much older Americans must pay for medicine.
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College students are struggling. Are schools doing enough to help?

“One of my clients called me crying because she couldn’t even find the campus counseling center.”
Jalitza Cardona in Santee, California on June 28, 2022.

Women In Military More Than Twice as Likely to Die By Suicide as Civilians

For young women in the armed forces to consider suicide – and act on it – is far more common than their civilian peers, a new analysis by Voice of San Diego finds.
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Evictions are rising in Connecticut. What does it mean for the mental health of kids?

As the number of evictions rises, a new reporting project will look at the mental health effects for children in Connecticut.

Coronavirus Files: Mask mandates back in the news; Novavax gets CDC green light

Marginalized children missing out on vaccines in Sunshine State; mask mandates become a local issue; and yes, the COVID vaccine could affect your period.
The McAllen-Hidalgo International Bridge in 2018.

Project takes fresh look at the changing landscape of abortion rights along the U.S- Mexico border

Before the overturn of Roe v. Wade, Southern Texas was already an abortion desert.


The pandemic has thrown into brutal relief the extent to which the U.S. health care system produces worse outcomes for patients of color. And yet there has been scant focus on one of the biggest drivers of structural racism in health care: How doctors and hospitals are paid. In this webinar, we’ll highlight the ways in which the health care system’s focus on money and good grades is shortchanging the health of communities of color. Sign-up here!

U.S. children and teens have struggled with increasing rates of depression, anxiety and suicidal behavior for much of the past decade. Join us as we explore the systemic causes and policy failures that have accelerated the crisis and its inequitable impact, as well as promising community-driven approaches and evidence-based practices. The webinar will provide fresh ideas for reporting on the mental health of youth and investigating the systems and services. Sign-up here!

The USC Center for Health Journalism at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is seeking two Engagement Editors and a social media consultant to join its team. Learn more about the positions and apply.


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