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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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A FiveThirtyEight reporter on how she tackled an ambitious series on a huge, overlooked health crisis.
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According to one recent report, Alabama ranks highest when in scores for American Indian children, while Maine is tops for Latinos. What’s going on here?
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In the wake of recent reports that the 2020 Census is facing a funding shortfall, advocates worry about the consequences of undercounting vulnerable populations.

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