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The Center for Health Journalism invites journalists, policy thinkers and medical professionals to share their perspectives with our diverse and interdisciplinary community. Our member column captures a range of perspectives on health, health policy and health journalism. Interested in contributing? Reach out to editor@centerforhealthjournalism.org.

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Black women make up less than 10% of Los Angeles County’s population, yet they are more likely to experience intimate partner violence than women of other racial and ethnic groups that comprise greater portions of the population.  ...
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One of the key attorneys on the case against Proposition 187 discusses what that battle tells us about the national debate over immigration that has engulfed the country in recent years.
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Cannabis Wire founders Nushin Rashidian and Alyson Martin answer your questions about covering cannabis as states and federal entities struggle to classify and legislate the plant.
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Even when the facts are presented and real people share their stories, some readers don’t believe it.
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Last November, I sought to get at the financial impact of more ER visits. Data showed an 18% jump in ER visits in San Diego from 2012 to 2017, reflecting a statewide trend.
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In communities of color, issues of mental health and suicide often don’t receive the attention they need. That's especially true of young black and Latino men in Texas.
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The evolution of the bill from the version introduced into the legislature to the version actually passed and signed demonstrates what can be achieved in practice, but also raises questions about semantics.
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As stem cell clinics proliferate, health reporters and potential patients should be asking some basic questions about clinics in their communities.
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"Ashanti Jones’ story was so overwhelming it made me cry during the interview — a first in my four-decade career," writes broadcast reporter Michael Hill.
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"You can’t just waltz into a community of people who are marginalized and under threat, stick a microphone in their faces and start asking them questions," writes reporter Judith Mernit, a 2018 Impact Fund recipient.

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