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Remaking health care in Virginia’s Appalachian coal counties

In Appalachia, a legacy hospital system is failing to keep people well and remain solvent. Can a new modernized health system take its place?
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Can Puerto Rico resuscitate its health care system after Hurricane Maria?

Puerto Rico was facing a health care crisis long before Hurricane Maria hit last year. The storm has made the problems much worse.
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USC Annenberg names 22 national fellows, awards grants for reporting on health and child well-being

The Center for Health Journalism will welcome 22 journalists from around the nation on July 22 to USC's Annenberg School of Journalism.
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California would benefit from a common yardstick to measure Medicaid performance

It has been very difficult to compare the quality of care delivered by California's Medicaid providers. A new effort seeks to change that.
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What's behind the high black infant mortality rates? Racism, not race

KPCC’s Priska Neely reports on one of the reasons it has been so hard to bring down the black infant mortality rate: systemic racism is at the heart of the issue.
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This vital new health atlas offers fresh look at how place shapes health

The Neighborhood Atlas gives journalists an intriguing new tool to visualize how social advantages vary across cities and regions.
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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: PBS Twin Cities need a Web Editor

Twin Cities PBS and the Next Avenue Team are hiring a new Web Editor for Health & Caregiving to help enrich the lives of those around us through the power of public media.
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Saving black babies by saving a whole neighborhood

The Castlemont neighborhood in East Oakland is known as a Best Babies Zone. The idea of this initiative is that improving life for everyone in the community will ultimately save babies.

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