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Between 2010 and 2015, African American children in Sacramento County died at far higher rates than those of people under age 18 from other racial groups. These seven leaders are working to change that.
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What does Trump’s victory this week mean for children's health? We already have a few clues on how the GOP might seek to change the Children's Health Insurance Program and Medicaid.
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The very economic decline that contributed to rural hospitals' closure is likely to be worsened by their disappearance.
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In the wake of studies finding big differences in language ability between rich and poor kids by the age of 18 months, a leading researcher outlines the latest thinking on how to bridge the class-based "word gap."

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This story is the first in a several-part series about academic and health outcomes for students enrolled in state Migrant Education programs in eastern Solano County, a project funded in part by the Center for Health Journalism at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

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Why is mental health so walled off from the rest of the health care system, even when statistics show that 18 percent of all adults have some kind of mental illness? And weren't federal parity requirements supposed to fix this?

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Mental illness has been a trending topic in the news. While we often see stories about it, not much attention is given to how the Latino community is faring. A 2016 California Fellow sets out to change that with a series on stigma and mental health needs in Southern California communities.

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Geographic boundaries can have a big impact on health insurance options, particularly for people living in rural regions. Rural residents tend to fare better on premiums and choices when their area is grouped with an urban neighbor.

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Students at Sycamore Valley have a lot to be happy about when it comes to their physical fitness. Fifth graders there got the best scores among all of their Bay Area peers on the 2011 statewide Physical Fitness Test.

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