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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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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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