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Investigating violence in Pennsylvania's juvenile justice system

By Lisa Gartner
"What I heard, over and over again, were stories of physical violence in juvenile residential programs."
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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: POLITICO, Well + Good and The San Francisco Business Times

POLITICO is looking for a hard-working, versatile reporter to cover state health care policy and politics in California as part of our new Sacramento bureau.
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We don’t really know how many children die from abuse in Alabama each year

A new reporting project will examine child abuse deaths and near-deaths over a five-year span to gain a better understanding of how poverty contributes to child abuse across Alabama.
USC Annenberg Awards Fellowships, Health Data Reporting Grants to 16 Journalists

USC Annenberg awards fellowships, health data reporting grants to 16 journalists

We're welcoming 16 talented journalists from around the nation to Los Angeles this week for the Center for Health Journalism’s 2018 Data Fellowship.
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Can data explain the opioid crisis in California’s rural, underserved San Joaquin Valley?

The Central Valley's Kern County reported a 30 percent rise in overdose deaths from 2016 to 2017, bucking the statewide decline in fatal overdoses.
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Stories from the front lines of California’s unmet health care needs

While California has readily embraced the Affordable Care Act, thousands of uninsured or underinsured still turn out for a mega free clinic in Los Angeles every year. Here are a few of their stories.
John O'Dowd, left, and Catriona Milosevic, of the UK's National Health Service, meet grocer Carl Lewis.

In Pittsburgh, crucial perspectives on child poverty arrive from across the pond

A serendipitous visit from a Scottish delegation fuels a deep dive into the health effects of child poverty at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
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Health care in SoCal’s county jails: Cruel and unusual punishment?

How many deaths and needless suffering could be prevented if county jails had better health care systems?

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