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Environmental Groups Sue Obama Administration over Ozone Pollution Regs

The links between place and health, an unused Medicare benefit, and a lawsuit over ozone pollution, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

Animated Video Enlivens St. Louis Beacon Project on Health Disparities

The St. Louis Beacon recently created an engaging animated video to accompany an in-depth report on health disparities by California Endowment Health Journalism Fellow Robert Joiner.

Who's Opening a Community Health Center in Your Neighborhood? (Or Wants To)

Who's interested in opening a new community health clinic in your area? An obscure list of new health reform grants to more than 100 nonprofits around the nation offers some clues. This is a great way to report on health reform's rollout locally.

Community Is Torn Over Expansion of Oil Refinery

Journalist Kari Lydersen examines the environmental health impacts of a large oil refinery's expansion to process tar sands oil.

Health Reform's Big Bucks for Prevention: Is Your Community Getting Its Share?

Under health reform, states can apply for grants from a new $15 billion fund for prevention and public health. Is your state or community getting its fair share — and how well is it using the money? Here are five tips for tracking this important community health topic.

Hoping for Change: Health and Social Disparities Facing Men and Boys of Color

Amid ongoing debates over health budget cuts and health reform, the continuing story of racial health disparities is drawing renewed attention in California and nationwide. Get the background and some resources for your reporting.

California Budget Cuts: Will Low-Income Kids Be Dropped from Healthy Families Insurance Program?

Deep cuts forecast to California's SCHIP program, the link between pesticides and diabetes, the rise of promotoras and more in our Daily Briefing.

Q&A with Tracy Wood, Part 2: Finding the Right Records to Tell Orange County's Park Story

Journalist Tracy Wood talks about her investigation into a lack of parks in some Orange County (Calif.) cities and how it affects residents' health.

Father Gregory Boyle: Preventing Gang Violence, Improving Community Health

Learning about gangs, race and violence may not seem like a traditional part of the health beat. Yet the concept of violence as a significant public health threat has been around for more than three decades.

Q&A with the Voice of OC's Tracy Wood: Finding a Hot Investigation in Local Park History

Making parks and their impact on community health interesting to editors and readers is a daunting challenge. Here, journalist Tracy Wood shares advice for tackling similar stories in your community. 

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