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This article was produced as a project for the 2017 California Data Fellowship, a program of the USC Center for Health Journalism. 
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Black babies in Sacramento County were about five times more likely to die in their sleep than white babies between 2010 and 2015, a Sacramento Bee review of California death certificates reveals. What can be done?
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Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the program is mainly aimed at African American and Latino residents of public and low income housing. The project coincides, say organizers, with HUD’s proposed ban on smoking inside individual units.
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How did St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Nancy Cambria report her groundbreaking — and heartbreaking — series on child deaths in day care without falling apart emotionally?

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When St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Nancy Cambria started reporting on a child who died at a home day care in Missouri, she turned what could have been a tragic but isolated event into a can’t-put-it-down series. Here are five useful reporting tips from her work.

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Should all adults get tested for HIV? Get the latest on this debate and more news from our Daily Briefing.

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Scott Broussard is a battalion chief with the Costa Mesa Fire Department. He’s used to knocking down doors when there is an emergency and trying to stay steady in the midst of chaos. Kathy Broussard is a pediatric intensive care nurse who has seen children die and children saved from the brink of death. She is now focused on raising her two children.

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