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Will the pandemic widen the achievement gap for California’s immigrant children?

The impact of the pandemic on young children in California, especially children of color, has been severe. A new reporting project will analyze key indicators.
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Is San Francisco doing enough to address COVID-19’s brutal disparities?

Despite red flags, the city was slow to come up with a COVID-19 response targeting the Latinx community.
(Photo by Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Does closing hospitals and maternity wards mean worse care for Philly’s poorest families?

The city has long struggled to make progress in improving the health of mothers and newborns. Do these shutdowns lead to worse care?
(Photo by Andrew West/News-Press/Naples Daily News)

We know how the pandemic is hurting Florida farmworkers. What about their kids?

What has the pandemic changed about the lives of children of farmworkers in Florida?
(Photo by Gabrielle Emanuel)

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.
A nurse cares for a COVID-19 patient at El Centro Regional Medical Center in hard-hit Imperial County in July in El Centro, Cali

The algorithms used to calculate Covid-19 risk might be prone to bias

Hospitals and insurance companies use a variety of algorithms to calculate risk, but they don’t always yield equitable results.

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.
(Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

USC Annenberg awards fellowships, health data reporting grants to 21 journalists

Twenty one journalists from around the nation join the USC Center for Health Journalism this week to take part in the 2020 Data Fellowship. Welcome!


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