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Why we know so little about preventing preterm births

The data tell a disturbing story about how the U.S. has failed to invest in the health and future of some of the most vulnerable among us.

Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: The New York Times is looking for an editor for Well

Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: The New York Times is looking for an editor for Well, The Times’s health and wellness desk.
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Asthma, air pollution and COVID-19 are making it hard for Oakland’s kids to breathe

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic and a summer of wildfire smoke, children living in East and West Oakland had a hard time breathing.
Will Preston and Lene Lauese, staff members at Ecumenical Hunger Program, put bags of produce in a client's car at drive thr

How the COVID-19 pandemic is worsening stark inequalities in Silicon Valley

In Silicon Valley, the pandemic has exacerabated long-running inequities between places such as Atherton and East Palo Alto.
Shasta County Jail on June 12, 2020

Shasta County Jail: Two important areas of policy to understand

In recent years, the jail has also seen the number of deaths in custody tick upward. Most of those deaths are suicides, a category of deaths some jail experts have deemed “mostly preventable.”
A billboard displays COVID-19 testing information in in Kern County, which has had one of the highest COVID-19 infection rates b

Understanding how coronavirus swept through rural California’s Kern County

How did a county that ranks 11th among California counties in population end up with the second-highest COVID-19 case rate per capita in the state?
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees child welfare offices in all 100 North Carolina count

Child welfare outcomes vary widely in North Carolina. Data can help explain why.

The lack of consistency in screening abuse reports is concerning enough for state legislators to consider changes to North Carolina’s system.
Nicole Canedo looks at her city-issued Medical Reimbursement Account page on her computer outside her Berkeley apartment.

Millions left sitting in medical reimbursement accounts by city workers

San Francisco health officials are looking at how to improve access, outreach as untapped funds reach $409 million.


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