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Ana Ibarra's blog posts

posted 11/08/2016
Here we check in with prominent health journalists and experts to see what sites, newsletters and social media feeds they turn to first every morning. This week, we caught up with Ana Ibarra, web reporter for Kaiser Health News. Here are her top morning reads.
posted 02/22/2015

Like in many low-income communities, violence is a major concern for residents of Merced County. Just last year, the county recorded its highest number of homicides at 32. For this project, I will explore the short and long-term effects that the increasing violence has on residents’ mental health.

Ana Ibarra's Blog

Here we check in with prominent health journalists and experts to see what sites, newsletters and... more »
posted 11/08/16
Like in many low-income communities, violence is a major concern for residents of Merced County.... more »
posted 02/22/15

Ana Ibarra's Work

For her three-part series on the health effects of rising violent crime in Merced County, reporter Ana Ibarra interviewed victims and family members struggling with pain and raw emotion. Here she shares a few of the reporting lessons she learned along the way.

Community groups in Merced County, where ongoing violence has taken a heavy toll, are pursuing a hands-on approach to building safer and healthier neighborhoods. Some host community workshops and resource fairs; others walk the streets late at night in a call for peace.

As Merced County in California's Central Valley grapples with a rising tide of violence over the past few years, local behavioral health clinicians are paying closer attention to PTSD. The county has recorded homicides in record numbers over the past two years.