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Dr. Damon Francis doesn’t shy away from sparring with a room full of journalists when he thinks the media is getting the story wrong.
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Children’s health advocates say the governor’s overall proposal is the most ambitious they’ve ever seen when it comes to early childhood health.
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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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Local politicians have long tried to find ways to better serve residents of this poorer, unincorporated section of Sonoma. Two reporters are now asking whether annexation can improve health.
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The Trump administration's recent efforts to shrink the social safety net will only make treating the real drivers of health harder.
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“We started looking at the data and found the most vulnerable people in the county, and we put this team together to go find and work with them,” said Anna Roth, director of Contra Costa Health Services.
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Juan was homeless and struggling with alcoholism before a team of health care providers at LAC+USC were finally able to put him on a new path. It's part of a new approach to treating the whole patient at the county's largest hospital.
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Looking for story leads on the underlying factors driving health in your community? The 2018 County Health Rankings offer a wealth of datapoints on what influences a community’s health.
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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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