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Deaths spiked in Wilmington during the pandemic — but a reporter finds it wasn't because of COVID as much as pollution-driven illnesses.
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A special edition of Health Affairs explores the long shadow of violence on health — and how public policy might respond.
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What happens when a poorer, unincorporated section of Sonoma is annexed by a wealthier neighboring city? Two editors share what they learned from telling stories of how annexation is impacting a community's health.
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The American justice system is more likely to criminalize children of color instead of understanding their behavior, a leading juvenile justice advocate told a journalists this week.
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At one of the busiest public hospitals in the nation, doctors are making a big push to better address the underlying forces shaping health.
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Bethany Barnes of The Oregonian and Erin Schumaker of Huffington Post on how they tackled ambitious series about the impact of gentrification on health and children.
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At LAC+USC Medical Center, primary care doctors now routinely ask patients about things such as food, housing and mental health, with teams of providers ready to connect them to services.
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Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in Los Angeles County and they’re hitting communities of color the hardest. It's a problem that goes way beyond risky individual behaviors.
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In low-income neighborhoods beset by predatory lending and check-cashing hubs, options for building credit and savings are scarce. A credit union that opened last year seeks to change that.
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A FiveThirtyEight reporter on how she tackled an ambitious series on a huge, overlooked health crisis.

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The nation’s overdose epidemic has entered a devastating new phase. Drugs laced with fentanyl and even more poisonous synthetics have flooded the streets, as the crisis spreads well beyond the rural, largely white communities that initially drew attention. The death rate is escalating twice as fast among Black people than among white people. This webinar will give journalists deep insights, fresh story ideas and practical tips for covering an epidemic that killed more than 107,000 people in the U.S. last year. Sign-up here!

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