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The story was produced as a project for USC Annenberg's 2018 National Fellowship.
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The impact of the First 5 initiative, spearheaded by actor-director Rob Reiner, is complicated to measure because of the lack of longitudinal data.
Picture of Linda Jacobson
The story was produced as a project for USC Annenberg's 2018 National Fellowship.
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Emotional neglect, physical abuse, divorce, a household riven by addiction — science shows that traumas like these in childhood cause poorer health later in life, both mentally and physically.    
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This story was produced as part of a project for the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism, a program of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism. Read related stories in this series here.

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