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Berry Accius visits Dajha Richards’ mother and step-father near a memorial for Dajha, who was shot and killed.

A crime reporter juggles beat duty to tell deeper story of domestic violence in Sacramento’s black community

At first the story of Dajha Richards' death was poised to be another daily about a fatal shooting. But as reporter Molly Sullivan combed through her social media accounts, she found a much deeper story of love and abuse.
Photo by Salgu Wissmath

How do you find out which programs offer the gold standard in opioid addiction treatment?

If you were to seek opioid addiction treatment for yourself or a loved one, what are the chances you'd run into a facility that didn’t offer the best possible treatment?
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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: Applications being accepted for the 2019 Center for Health Journalism Data Fellowship

Join the Center for Health Journalism Data Fellows for four days of intensive training on data acquisition, cleaning, analysis and visualization.
Celia Valdez, Director of Outreach and Education, Maternal and Child Health Access, serves clients at the center’s USC satellite

‘Health navigators’ connect undocumented to Calif.’s expanding health network

With health care leading much of California’s legislative agenda, a state program that connects people to health services has become a vital gateway for millions of uninsured residents.
(Photo by Roy Weiss via Flickr/Creative Commons)

Why you should start reporting on how your local health care system treats pregnant women

How can you find out if hospitals or health centers near you are doing enough to ensure good maternal health? Start by pretending you are a first-time mother in crisis.
Ashley Peterson’s story was told through a five-part series published in April in The Indianapolis Star.

What I learned after spending four years chronicling the impact of trauma on one woman’s life

How do you know when someone is ready to be interviewed about a trauma she has endured? And what do you do if she wants to back out just before publication?
The author’s series featured the story of Tye Harris, a 24-year-old up-and- coming rapper and a suicide survivor.

How data revealed a hidden narrative about black male suicides in Texas

In communities of color, issues of mental health and suicide often don’t receive the attention they need. That's especially true of young black and Latino men in Texas.
(Photo: Swen Pfortner/AFP/Getty Images)

Most kids on public coverage have parents who work for big companies, new study finds

A new study in Health Affairs finds that more than 70% of children on public coverage have a parent employed by a large firm.


It’s a quiet but growing crisis: Job-based health plans have become unaffordable for a growing share of the 156 million Americans who rely on them. Get the full story with our next Health Matters webinar. Sign-up here!

Interested in honing your data analysis and visualization skills and taking home a reporting grant of $2,000-$3,500? Dates: October 23-26. Deadline to apply: August 26. Click on the headline to learn more.


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