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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: Apply to these fellowships before it's too late

The Center for Media Innovation is accepting applications for the Doris O’Donnell Innovations in Investigative Reporting Fellowship, designed to provide journalists with the resources to tell groundbreaking stories in creative ways.
Daryl Ruby, left, Juan Sevilla, center, and Bertha Gonzalez, right. Ruby and Gonzalez work to extract a decayed tooth on Sevilla

Often lost in health care debate, lack of dental insurance impacts millions

While efforts to expand dental insurance rarely receive the same level of attention in the state as battles over universal medical care, the health implications are significant, experts say.
Members of the California Poor People’s Campaign march in Fresno on Monday, April 8, 2019, to raise awareness on poverty.

Redefining Who Is In Poverty Could Bump Thousands From Medi-Cal

The federal government plans to change how poverty is measured, which could bump low-income California families from health care and social welfare programs.
A forklift operator moves a pallet of goods at a warehouse, prepping for delivery. Photog: Ted Warren/AP

Inland Empire’s booming warehouse industry brings jobs – not health care coverage

Low-wage jobs in Inland Empire’s warehouse industry leave many workers uninsured
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Suicides in teen boys spike: ‘We’re seeing something new among males’

The suicide rate for boys ages 15 to 19 jumped dramatically in 2017, reaching its highest point in a generation.
(Photo by Lou Bueno via Flickr/Creative Commons)

How well are Medicaid plans taking care of kids? It’s a frustrating black box

Very little is known about how well any individual Medicaid managed care plan is delivering quality care to the children it covers, resulting in a big accountability problem.
A sign points the way to the emergency room at Palomar Medical Center Escondido.

San Diego Hospitals Challenged by Jump in ER Use

ER visits rose 18% from 2012 to 2017, posing financial and operational difficulties.
Raena Granberry, shown here with her daughter, previously lost a child who was born premature.

How one reporter made an old statistic about black infant mortality new and urgent

Black babies in the U.S. are twice as likely to die as white babies in their first year. When I heard this decades-old statistic for the first time, it me like a slap to the face.


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