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Hospitals and insurance companies use a variety of algorithms to calculate risk, but they don’t always yield equitable results.
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Even before the COVID-19 pandemic and a summer of wildfire smoke, children living in East and West Oakland had a hard time breathing.
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Black babies in Wake County are six times more likely to die before they reach their first birthday than white babies.
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Community members came together in March for a forum and roundtable discussion of what it takes to navigate San Francisco Unified School District’s Special Education system and to develop an action plan to support African American students with learning differences.
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In the months after Hurricane Harvey slammed the Texas Gulf Coast, residents of small towns and rural communities felt ignored and forgotten. Here's what I learned telling their stories.
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Children’s health advocates say the governor’s overall proposal is the most ambitious they’ve ever seen when it comes to early childhood health.
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A few things journalists should keep in mind while covering issues related to disability, which often don't get enough press.
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In the Northern California city of Santa Rosa, two radio stations are teaming up to cover the story of a low-income neighorhood's annexation in an unconventional way.
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This article was produced as a project for the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2018 California Fellowship.
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What began as a murder of a black man in a Midwestern town in 1959 spiraled into a pattern of racial violence and trauma visited on one family over successive generations.

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