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Children's Health Matters

Children's Health Matters is a column that shares the latest reporting, research, commentary and ideas on pediatric health and child development; prevention models to reduce health disparities for ill children and children born into poverty; links between maternal and children’s health; and broader trends in children's health and well-being.

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Underserved youth and the adults who care for them are wrestling with systemic inequities compounded by the coronavirus.
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“I don’t think it’s any different than any beat you’re covering,” says Tiney Ricciardi of The Denver Post. “Think about your audience and news they can use.”
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Disparities in youth fitness are a longstanding problem. The pandemic threatens to widen the gap.
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As DACA is spared, a journalist reflects on the program that helped her realize her dreams, get a job, and tell the stories of people forced to live in the shadows.
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Pam Belluck of The New York Times and expert Dr. Roberta DeBiasi offer fresh insights on the novel syndrome.
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"Measles is always the one that worries me," says Vanderbilt's Dr. Kathryn Edwards.
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With soaring unemployment, millions falling behind in rent and mile-long food bank lines, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a food and housing crisis of epic proportions.
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A high-risk obstetrician shares what it's been like working with pregnant women in some of NYC's poorest neighborhoods during the pandemic.
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With psychiatric problems already on the rise for American children, mental health experts weigh in on what we might do to buffer COVID-19's effects on kids.

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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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