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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 4:00am
“I was really interested in the question of how slavery and historic institutions play out in health outcomes today,” Anna Barry-Jester of 538 told fellow journalists this week.
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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 4:00am
“A lot of people think that these were poor African Americans moving out, but they were actually middle-class people, because the poor people had nowhere to go," one Georgetown researchers says of the city's rising number of displaced residents.
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July 21, 2017 | 0 comments
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 12:00am
WITF is looking for a skilled, creative and ambitious multi-platform journalist to lead their Transforming Health project.
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Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 12:00pm
The Magnolia Place Community Initiative brings together more than 70 county, city and community services and organizations to make children's lives better.
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Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 4:00am
While many policymakers still think of concentrated poverty as an issue afflicting the nation’s big urban centers, smaller cities are increasingly home to those Americans with the greatest needs and the least resources. Take East St. Louis, for example.
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 4:00am
Stresses like poverty, neglect and abuse all manifest differently in the brain and can cause different mental health issues later in life, explains researcher Katie McLaughlin of the University of Washington.
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 4:00am
“Everyone agrees that housing is an important determinant of health, but that’s very hard to measure because it’s overly correlated with other aspects of poverty,” said Thomas Waters, a housing policy analyst in New York City.
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 4:00am
Uncertainty about proposed budget and policy changes in Washington have put low-income and working families — and the programs and agencies that serve them — on high alert.
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 11:00am
“In my newsroom, reporters are encouraged to have obsessions rather than beats,” Cary Aspinwall told fellows at the 2017 National Fellowship this week. “And my obsession is women in jail.”
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 4:00am
Many immigrants are now afraid to leave their homes for work or school for fear of being arrested and deported. This climate of fear has made children in these familes newly vulnerable to what psychologists call "toxic stress."
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 4:00am
“When you’re a foster girl, you feel unwanted,” a 21-year-old survivor said. “You’ve been through so much neglect and abuse. And then when you have a man tell you, ‘I love you, I’’ll take care of you, I’ll protect you,’ you want to believe him.”
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Monday, July 17, 2017 - 4:00am
Their crimes are heinous. Their backstories are heartbreaking. The system was never equipped to help them.
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Monday, July 17, 2017 - 4:00am
Kentucky’s juvenile justice system has long been one of the most prolific in locking up youth on minor offenses and a recent reform has lessened — but not eliminated — the problem.
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Monday, July 17, 2017 - 4:00am
Individuals like Loren Anthony, a fitness instructor from the Navajo Nation, are modeling healthy lifestyles and getting their friends and families involved. Grassroots organizations are starting group exercise sessions, basketball tournaments, traditional cooking classes and workshops.
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Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 2:16pm
The USC Center for Health Journalism welcomes 24 journalists from around the nation to its National Fellowships and awards them reporting grants of $2,000 to $10,000.
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