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Nonprofits are pivoting to help residents in a community facing the worst outbreak of COVID-19 of any zip code in the state, along with high rates of unemployment.
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When older workers like Jan lose their jobs, they often lose health insurance as well, forcing many to drain their modest savings to extend their coverage.
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Now more than ever, reporters need to be ready to communicate coverage alternatives to their audiences as layoffs sweep the nation.
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More than half the children in Milwaukee's troubled 53206 ZIP code are living in poverty. It's an area where unemployment is widespread and others are trapped in low-wage jobs.
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Correspondent Michael Hill reported this story with the support of the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism, a program of the University of Southern California Center for Health Journalism.
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Boys from one of the country’s most beleaguered neighborhoods show up to work four hours and earn $20 and life skills. Most have already experienced multiple traumas in their young lives.
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"Fixing our foster care crisis” was made possible through major funding from the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona and additional support from the University of Southern California Annenberg Center's Fund for Journalism on Child Well-being. 
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Arizona tends to try out new approaches and programs, but rarely sticks with such efforts long enough to bring about change.
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In Indian Country, generational poverty, poor schools and a lack of health care all contribute to chronically high rates of stress during childhood.
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The very economic decline that contributed to rural hospitals' closure is likely to be worsened by their disappearance.

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