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Center for Health Journalism Fellowships Blog

Here is where you'll find news about the Center for Health Journalism Fellowships program and its participants. Check back often for updates on Fellows and their work, live-blogging of our seminars, and more from our staff.

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How reporters can find patients to interview while absorbing valuable background on Twitter.
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It can be very difficult to find long-term care in California, and it’s even harder for families without a nest egg to pay for it. That spells trouble, because California is getting older.
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A new reporting project will "examine the health risks to the public that can occur when society and local governments neglect or underfund initiatives to alleviate conditions where homeless populations live."
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State and federal nutritional guidelines exist for public schools, but who's regulating after school programs and child care centers?
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Why does one of the wealthiest countries in the world make its most vulnerable citizens choose between food or shelter?
By Susan Steimle
"If you have a loved one struggling with addiction and you’re looking for a safe place to send them for recovery in California, good luck."
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It seems intuitive that people who have less money or fewer social privileges can’t recover from major fires as easily. But most people aren’t aware of the extent and nature of the damages.
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There are substantial differences in life expectancy across the valley. A reporter seeks new answers to explain the gaps.
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Public health officials and medical professionals now recognize violence and other major factors — education, employment status, income, experience with discrimination — as key factors for women’s health.
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How do you make critically important — but potentially boring — stories resonate with your audience? KPCC's content chief Kristen Muller shares her station's approach.

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