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How are rivers and health linked in California's Central Valley? Ezra Romero paddles down the San Joaquin River in Fresno to discuss public access to a natural resource in a city that ranks last in the nation for access to parks and has some of the worst health disparities in the state.

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Rufino Dominguez is director of Frente Indigena Oaxaqueno Binacional (FIOB), or the Binational Front of Indigenous Organizations, a community-based, nonprofit coalition of indigenous organizations, communities and individuals in Oaxaca, Baja California and California in the United States. The coalition's members include several pockets of Oaxacans in Fresno and Madera counties. Founded in 1991 in Los Angeles, the organization supports indigenous communities with development and educational programs.

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Marilyn Mochel is clinical director of Healthy House of Merced, Calif. Healthy House, a community non-profit, provides services and training programs aimed at solving problems related to language and cultural difficulties in a health care and social services setting. Ms. Mochel co-founded a multicultural health care coalition that eventually evolved into Health House. That coalition was called MATCH, an acronym for Multidisciplinary Approach to Cross-cultural Health. A registered nurse, Ms.

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The pandemic has thrown into brutal relief the extent to which the U.S. health care system produces worse outcomes for patients of color. And yet there has been scant focus on one of the biggest drivers of structural racism in health care: How doctors and hospitals are paid. In this webinar, we’ll highlight the ways in which the health care system’s focus on money and good grades is shortchanging the health of communities of color. Sign-up here!

U.S. children and teens have struggled with increasing rates of depression, anxiety and suicidal behavior for much of the past decade. Join us as we explore the systemic causes and policy failures that have accelerated the crisis and its inequitable impact, as well as promising community-driven approaches and evidence-based practices. The webinar will provide fresh ideas for reporting on the mental health of youth and investigating the systems and services. Sign-up here!

The USC Center for Health Journalism at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is seeking two Engagement Editors and a social media consultant to join its team. Learn more about the positions and apply.

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