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CapRadio’s health reporter Sammy Caiola spent six months exploring the reasons behind the high suicide rate in rural Amador County. She shares how community engagement aided her reporting.
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This story was produced as a project for the 2018 California Fellowship, a program of the Center for Health Journalism at USC Annenberg. ...
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Last Tuesday, nearly 100 people gathered in Jackson to connect with their neighbors around a troubling statistic: Amador County has the third-highest suicide rate in California.
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This story was produced as a project for the 2018 California Fellowship, a program of the Center for Health Journalism at USC Annenberg. 
Picture of Samantha Caiola
This story was produced as a project for the 2018 California Fellowship, a program of the Center for Health Journalism at USC Annenberg.  
Picture of Samantha Caiola
This story was produced as a project for the 2018 California Fellowship, a program of the Center for Health Journalism at USC Annenberg.  
Picture of Samantha Caiola
This story was produced as a project for the 2018 California Fellowship, a program of the Center for Health Journalism at USC Annenberg. ...
Picture of Samantha Caiola
This story was produced as a project for the 2018 California Fellowship, a program of the Center for Health Journalism at USC Annenberg. ...
Picture of Samantha Caiola
This story was produced as a project for the 2018 California Fellowship, a program of the Center for Health Journalism at USC Annenberg.
Picture of Samantha Caiola
A lack of mental health professionals in rural counties is made worse by high rates of substance abuse, financial stress and isolation, which contribute to depression.

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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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