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From providing accurate COVID-19 information to advocating for testing and vaccination with cultural sensitivity, these community healthcare workers were key to serving marginalized Hispanic populations.
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The pandemic compounded barriers to accessing medical care—and many continue to delay or forgo treatment.
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Exposure to air pollution has long been a public health issue for people in South San Luis Obispo County.
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Air pollution from blowing dust on the Nipomo Mesa is hitting people of color and low-income folks especially hard.
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Public health officials have known for years that air quality year-round is often poor on the Nipomo Mesa in South San Luis Obispo County. It can cause severe health issues for people in the area — especially people of color and those with low incomes.
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This report was produced as a project for the 2016 California Fellowship, a program of the Center for Health Journalism at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

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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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Toxic stress is becoming a hot topic in science and brain development. It’s also an emerging public health concern. Experts say the way to avoid toxic stress is through strong relationships that support children and their families.

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A new study of one of the most famous early childhood programs in existence suggests that it had profound impacts on the adult health of the participants decades later. If the research holds, it could have major implications for health policy.

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A few weeks ago Slate writer Brian Palmer accused New York Times writer Jane Brody of using a red herring for a lede and promoting a theory that he believes is not factually substantiated. But, did he then do the same?

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