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Center for Health Journalism Member Posts

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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.
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The county's child welfare statistics offer a bleak picture of the current situation.
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The evening that cemented my relationship with my collaborator involved a waterfront bar, a deafening tuba solo, and my attempt to take a call from a now-disgraced former sheriff.
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This reporting team will seek to make more transnational abandonment survivors aware of their options and navigate existing law.
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These eight California journalists will undertake ambitious explanatory or investigative reporting projects about California’s health challenges and opportunities for change.
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Before I even knew the broader perimeters of my series, I knew that I wanted to give voice to the people who were not free to tell their stories.
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Alcohol use has an outsize impact on public health in New Mexico, where alcohol is involved in one in six deaths among working-age adults.



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