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Center for Health Journalism Member Posts

The Center for Health Journalism invites journalists, policy thinkers and medical professionals to share their perspectives with our diverse and interdisciplinary community. Our member column captures a range of perspectives on health, health policy and health journalism. Interested in contributing? Reach out to

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"Trapped in a boundless burrow with my life in tatters, with every inch causing a ton of torment, I knew I had to dig my way out or die trying."
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Many employees resist a return to the workplace. “A lot of us realized the traditional office didn’t work for us," one therapist said.
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The award-winning reporter shares insights and tips from her decade of immersing herself in the lives of one family battling poverty and homelessness.
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But piecemeal and limited data on guns still poses real reporting challenges.
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The high prevalence of diabetes and other chronic diseases has become a given among families. But access to care is not.
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What I learned during the process of reporting my series on the opioid crisis in unhoused communities in the East Bay was just how many lives are saved each day by the people at the center of the crisis — like Thad.
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Why journalists interested in accountability reporting on investments related to health and neighborhoods should start with local tax measures.
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The boom of local truck traffic is adding to the environmental burdens South Fresno residents are already facing.
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Given the county’s focus on the issue in recent years, the lack of progress is notable.



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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