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Maps can spotlight striking geographical patterns in health and pinpoint the questions your reporting needs to answer.
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A new study looking at survival rates of black, Hispanic and white children finds that racial disparities for some cancers can actually be explained by socioeconomic status.
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Community outreach has been particularly powerful in curbing dramatic disparities in organ donation between white and black Americans.
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The Neighborhood Atlas gives journalists an intriguing new tool to visualize how social advantages vary across cities and regions.
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The disaster has been made worse by the number of residents suffering from chronic illnesses and a shortage of doctors.
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From harmful dust to toxic fumes, poor oversight is blamed as school repairs make the same mistakes again and again.
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Social advantages are tied more sleep and better quality sleep, says Lauren Hale, who has found differences in sleep patterns among disadvantaged kids as young as 3.
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In California, Alameda County’s success in saving lives has not been replicated statewide — and an already appalling gap between white and black infant death has grown since then.
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When it comes to local communities, zip codes are rarely a good way to look for geographic differences, and can cloud whatever relationships a researcher might be looking for. Consider what happened in Flint.
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With our new blog “The Health Divide,” our aim is to inspire conversations and help journalists portray how larger forces outside of the doctor’s office can shape community health.

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