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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: STAT is looking for a science writer

STAT is looking for a science writer; The Wilmington Star News is seeking a health and education reporter.
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San Francisco’s health coverage program has been a lifeline – but it doesn’t reach many who need it

Medical care and safety net programs are not reaching low-income and immigrant communities in places such as SF.
Justine Orgel poses for a portrait at Lowell High School in San Francisco on Jan. 9, 2020. (Beth LaBerge/KQED)

Lowell Students Say #MeToo. Sexual Abuse Allegations Spark Reckoning at SF High School

Advocates and survivors nationwide spontaneously created accounts over the summer to share hundreds of stories of abuse experienced while they were in high school.

Coronavirus Files: Life Expectancy Drops; Essential Workers Struggle; Kids Getting Sicker; Vaccines vs. Variants

This week's Coronavirus Files newsletter: Life expectancy plummets, essential workers unprotected, vaccines vs. South Africa variant
Nathan Caine, Cimber Sims, and their baby Nova are living in a shelter in the Tenderloin and received approval for permanent cit

A homeless family in SF lives in housing limbo, while more city-funded apartments sit empty

The cornerstone of the city’s homelessness fight is to move folks into permanent housing. For Nathan Caine, Cimber Sims, and their baby girl, the waiting is the hardest part.
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America’s disability lifelines are badly eroded when we need them most

The drop in the number of new recipients for disability benefits comes in the midst of a devastating public health crisis that has led to massive unmet needs.
Good Times

A reporter looks at why one town's homeless residents die so young

Being homeless poses huge daily health risks, and Santa Cruz, California offers no exception.
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In California's wine country, vulnerable residents slammed by COVID-19 and wildfires in same year

“Disasters have a way of exposing the most vulnerable among us, and putting them in harm’s way,” a local nonprofit leader told me.


Join us for a webinar on the crisis for women, the disproportionate burdens on women of color, and the short-and long-term consequences of the mass exodus of women from workforce. Sign-up here!

COVID-19 has made every journalist a health reporter, whether their usual beat is crime, education or county government.  Our 2021 California Fellowship will make anyone who attends a better health reporter -- and give you a reporting grant of $2,000-$10,000 and five months of mentoring while you work on an ambitious project. Deadline to apply: March 1.


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