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Center for Health Journalism Fellowships Posts

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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A special briefing for California reporters on the 2020 Census exposes the huge potential costs of an undercount — and the massive campaign underway to avert such an outcome.
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Highly rural, the communities outside of Crescent City in Northern California are food deserts. “I hear from staff all the time, these kids are hungry when they come to school,” one school administrator says.
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There are experts to find, interviews to do, data to be crunched, and photos and videos to coordinate. How do you begin? Veteran project lead Catherine Stifter shares some tips.
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 Are there better ways to help women suffering from domestic violence and maternal depression? Forward-thinking providers and programs located at LAC+USC Medical Center are trying new approaches.
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Serious mental and physical health issues are on the rise among S.F.’s homeless population, as the city recommits itself to seizing and disposing of their tents and belongings.
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Hospitals are expected to divert more of those savings back into their communities via public health programs since the ACA was passed. But are they?
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The story of the Napa Valley is about more than its transition from a sleepy, rural commuter town to the wine capital of America, drawing millions of tourists per year.
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Find the people who can tell the story. Scrutinize death records. Isolate the levers that can create change.
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“For supporters of the ACA, we dodged a bullet,” said UCLA's Gerald Kominski. “However, just because the Dems won the House does not mean the ACA is safe at all.”
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Can the "Blue Zones" approach lower chronic disease rates and boost lifespans? Or is it turning into a lifestyle movement for already healthy, affluent areas?

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