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New America Media's Viji Sundaram examines a "food revolution" in Oakland's public schools. Will it live up to the hype?

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In 2010 the Hoopa Valley Tribe court reported that alcohol or substance abuse was a significant factor in 80 percent of the child abuse and neglect cases heard on the reservation.
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Early diagnosis of autism is crucial but it is also a diagnosis that parents dread and that can lead to finger pointing and family stress. But parents will tell you early diagnosis is just the beginning of a struggle for intervention, that's much harder if you don't speak a country's dominant language.

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The health fallout from home foreclosures can be devastating for families. Get reporting tips from a doctor and journalist who've seen the problems close-up

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At first it seemed pretty improbable. How could six, seven, eight different ethnic media outlets work together on one health story? What one issue would be compelling enough to interest them? Journalist Richard Kipling examines how the Home Alone project came together.

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For years, Eva Marie Warren, 53, avoided eye contact with passers-by as she panhandled on the streets, for fear of having to smile back or make small talk. To smile or talk would compel her to reveal something she was deeply embarrassed about – her teeth.

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This winter, I collaborated on a reporting project exploring youth homelessness and education with Marcus Vega, a formerly homeless youth and reporter for The kNOw Youth Media. The series of stories, which were supported by a New America Media fe

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Health journalism critiques, Remote Area Medical in an urban setting, and intentional lies about Planned Parenthood are featured in today's Daily Briefing. What are you reading? Share in comments.

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Here are some quick reads for your Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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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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