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The coronavirus pandemic has affected everyone — but not equally, with low-wage workers and communities of color especially hard hit.
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As the amount of COVID-19 data grows, so do the coverage possibilities for reporters covering the pandemic.
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A reporter's quest to find those working to end the maternal mortality crisis takes her to California. Here's what she learned along the way.
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In Philadelphia, the number of black children under age 5 diagnosed with type 1 diabetes has shot up 220% since the mid-1980s — and no one knows why.
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James Causey returned to his old neighborhood in Milwaukee to take a sustained look at how young people are impacted by trauma, and how a community garden is trying to buffer against that damage.
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What happens when a poorer, unincorporated section of Sonoma is annexed by a wealthier neighboring city? Two editors share what they learned from telling stories of how annexation is impacting a community's health.
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An inaccurate census would deprive vulnerable communities of vital public and private resources, writes civil rights advocate LaGloria Wheatfall.
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A new California survey of pregnant and new mothers paints a bleak picture of what it’s like to be a black mother.
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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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