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Three journalists share advice on listening to community voices and avoiding the specter of "poverty porn."
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For two decades, victims of U.S. nuclear bomb tests fought to obtain the Medicaid eligibility that was promised them. In the waning days of 2020, they won.
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After fleeing their homeland scarred by U.S. nuclear tests, Marshall Islanders finally get the health care that was promised them.
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Indigenous burial traditions were already threatened by economic pressures and changing cultures. Then the pandemic struck.
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A new article published by the East-West Center outlines how the state can effectively stem the rapidly growing coronavirus cases in the Pacific Islander community.
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City officials say they are trying to get testing sites up and running quickly, and plan to keep improving outreach efforts.
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Filipinos in Hawaii have the next-highest death rate, composing 24% of deaths but only 16% of the population.
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Other states like Oregon have done more to include Pacific Islander community leaders in the pandemic emergency response and provide them with resources.
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Issues surrounding sexuality can be a difficult topic for many people to openly discuss, but additional cultural barriers can make talking about subjects like HIV/AIDS almost impossible to broach.

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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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