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A reporter explores the urgency in Los Angeles to address the issue of mental illness among the... more »
posted 04/19/22
Access to medical care in all of America’s inner cities is a pressing need, particularly in light... more »
posted 09/04/17
Can a revamped community hospital overcome a history of dysfunction and place residents of South... more »
posted 02/21/17

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This article was produced as a project for the USC Center for Health Journalism’s California Fellowship.
The African American community has been witness to some of the worst health outcomes of any population. Officials at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in Watts are trying to remedy that situation by focusing on preventative health.