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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 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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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. 

Seattle is known as a haven for foodies, so it was something of a shameful surprise to discover that Seattle has a food desert in its own backyard.

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