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Nathan Caine, Cimber Sims, and their baby Nova are living in a shelter in the Tenderloin and received approval for permanent cit
The cornerstone of the city’s homelessness fight is to move folks into permanent housing. For Nathan Caine, Cimber Sims, and their baby girl, the waiting is the hardest part.
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The drop in the number of new recipients for disability benefits comes in the midst of a devastating public health crisis that has led to massive unmet needs.
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Being homeless poses huge daily health risks, and Santa Cruz, California offers no exception.
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“Disasters have a way of exposing the most vulnerable among us, and putting them in harm’s way,” a local nonprofit leader told me.
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This week's Coronavirus Files newsletter: Money Matters, School Reopenings, At-Home Tests
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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: The Center for Health Journalism is looking for a manager of projects
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With depression, anxiety, and suicides on the rise, Biden must quickly deliver on his campaign pledge to improve access to treatment.
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Elizabeth Crouch, 4, (center) places pinwheels in the ground with Det. Adam Corbett
Arkansas ranks high in child abuse, deaths. COVID-19 has made it worse, officials say.
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As people wait to take the Binax rapid test at 24th St. Mission BART Station Plaza, they fill out online surveys that question t
The most powerful new weapon in the city’s war on Covid-19 is a mid-sized daily testing site at the 24th Street BART Plaza.
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Dustin Wallis, a 39-year-old nonsmoker, receives an infusion to treat stage 4 lung cancer at Utah Cancer Specialists in South Sa
HB45 proposes a radon task force to study solutions.
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A couple dreamed of having children. But their hopes and plans did not include lockdown, loneliness, and a chaotic, overwhelmed health care system.
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As public health officials like to say, "COVID-19 isn't done with us." And journalists know that we're not done with COVID-19. Apply now for five days of stimulating discussions on the pandemic's disproportionate impact on people of color -- plus reporting and engagement grants of $2k-$10k and five months of mentoring while you work on an ambitious project.

Domestic violence affects tens of millions of Americans every year. Yet media outlets mostly treat incidents as "cops" items, if they cover them at all, as opposed to treating domestic violence as a public health problem. Our free two-day symposium will help journalists understand the root causes and promising prevention, intervention and treatment approaches.  Plus participants will be able to apply for grants to report California-focused projects.

Are you passionate about helping journalists understand and illuminate the social factors that contribute to health and health disparities at a time when COVID-19 has highlighted the costs of such inequities? Looking to play a big role in shaping journalism today in the United States? The USC Center for Health Journalism seeks an enterprising and experienced journalism leader for our new position of “Manager of Projects.” 

 

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