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November 11, 2021 | 3 comments
What impact will the increase have on food insecurity? It's a timely story worth tracking in your community.
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November 10, 2021 | 0 comments
Local reporting shines a light on Long Beach's glaring health disparities during the pandemic.
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November 10, 2021 | 0 comments
In the end, taking the time to find the right characters and sources paid off.
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November 09, 2021 | 1 comments
Will fears of the Trump-era “public charge” rule keep immigrants from signing up?
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November 05, 2021 | 0 comments
Reporters Tony Barboza and Anna Phillips take us behind the scenes of their yearlong investigation.
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November 04, 2021 | 0 comments
Modern obstetrics has largely turned its back on the large and growing number of disabled women who get pregnant.
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November 02, 2021 | 0 comments
Accident victims were found selling off their settlements, sometimes for pennies on the dollar.
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November 02, 2021 | 0 comments
A reporter will examine whether school-based complaints represent a real threat — or signal a child experiencing a mental health crisis.
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November 01, 2021 | 0 comments
Plus, new CDC study finds greatest hospitalization and death among American Indians and Alaska Natives.
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November 01, 2021 | 2 comments
The disparity in America between those who suffer from physical ailments and mental ones is a yawning chasm. But data can show us where the mental health care system is failing.
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October 29, 2021 | 0 comments
A public agency may report the number of deaths for a given cause, but that doesn’t mean the figures are accurate.
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October 29, 2021 | 0 comments
An aging population and a shrinking health care workforce is set to collide in coming years on California's Central Coast.
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October 29, 2021 | 1 comments
As COVID-19 ravaged American society, families were pushed to the brink as they tried to care for one another.
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October 28, 2021 | 0 comments
Context, caveats and essential tips to keep in mind to tell more powerful stories on disparities.



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.

Nowhere was the massive COVID wave of winter 2021 more devastating than in America’s nursing homes, where 71,000 residents died in the surge. In this webinar, we’ll hear from the lead reporter in the USA Today series "Dying for Care," who will show how an original data analysis and an exhaustive reporting effort revealed a pattern of unnecessary deaths that compounded the pandemic’s brutal toll. Sign-up here!


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