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Coronavirus Files: White House stays upbeat on COVID as risk and disparities remain

Also, the promise of “test to treat” falls short, while schools skimp on air quality improvements.
 Abortion rights activists Carrie McDonald (L) and Soraya Bata react to the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling w

The end of Roe v. Wade will shake up America for years. Here’s how to tell those stories

By Shefali Luthra
It’s tempting to focus on the political battles. But at heart, the new reality of abortion access is about medical care and health equity.
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How two journalists discovered that Texas schools are failing to meet students' mental health needs

A reporting duo shares nine pieces of advice to keep in mind when covering childhood mental health.
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One way or another, the federal government is still bent on pushing Medicare into private hands

The push towards privatizing Medicare continues at the federal level, with the role of middlemen getting larger.
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The Supreme Court closes the book on a Trump-era policy that kept immigrants from obtaining essential government benefits

Known as the public charge rule, it allowed the government to deny green cards to people who received Medicaid, food stamps, rental support and other essential forms of non-cash aid.

Coronavirus Files: Feds authorize vaccines for youngest kids

Also, a new study details how uninsured Americans suffered unnecessary deaths during COVID-19.
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How I fought for data on the invisible kids falling through the cracks in one Augusta school district

"I was used to seeing homeless men and women leaving the shelter. This was different. Why so many children?"
A student carries home bagged meals given out as part of a grab-and-go meal program run by public schools in Stamford, Connectic

The pandemic showed us how many American families are left hungry. Now’s the time to change that.

COVID taught us a lot about feeding people, especially children. Here's how we can make the lessons stick.


The USC Center for Health Journalism at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is seeking two Engagement Editors to serve as thought leaders in one of the most innovative and rewarding arenas in journalism today – “engaged reporting” that puts the community at the center of the reporting process. Learn more about the positions and apply to join our team. 


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