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More than two years after the Affordable Care Act took effect, members of Fresno’s traditionally underserved communities still struggle to find proper access, reports 2016 California Fellow Hannah Esqueda.

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Nearly 4 million Californians lack health insurance coverage, and nearly three out of five uninsured residents are Latino or Hispanic. Is the state and its health exchange, Covered California, doing enough to get Latinos insured?

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The complexities of health reform are enough to make anybody’s head seize up, let alone the diligent health reporter who is expected to serve as guide to all the policy changes.

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A scandalous situation involving a health care district in one of California’s most affluent regions raises the question: how are these taxpayer-supported agencies spending — or hoarding — their money?

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Here's a (belated) wrap-up of the Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco earlier this month, and some fodder for future stories.

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Dr. Charlene Harrington is a professor emerita of sociology and nursing in the department of social and behavioral sciences in the School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco. She joined the faculty in 1980. Her major interest is in nursing home quality and regulation, developed after she served as the director of the California Division of Licensing and Certification in 1975. She served on the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Nursing Home Regulation, whose 1986 report led to the passage of the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987. Dr.

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“Racism in medicine is a national emergency.” That’s how journalist Nicholas St. Fleur characterized the crisis facing American health care this spring, as his team at STAT embarked on “Color Code,” an eight-episode series exploring medical mistrust in communities of color across the country. In this webinar, we’ll take inspiration from their work to discuss strategies and examples for telling stories about inequities, disparities and racism in health care systems. Sign-up here!

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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