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Dominic Maciel studies with his social studies teacher Michael Ponce at Halstrom Academy in Cupertino, Calif. Photo by Magali Ga
When I set out early this year to uncover gaps in mental health care services in one Bay Area county, I was utterly unprepared for just how deep the problems ran.
Naloxone kit. (Photo: James Heilman, MD)
The practice of harm reduction seeks not to shame people who use drugs into giving them up, but simply to provide them with the tools to improve their health.
Dr. Michelle Bholat talks with students in the UCLA International Medical Graduate Program. (Photo credit: UCLA Health)
As California faces a statewide shortage of physicians, there’s one area that will be hit especially hard: the large collection of cities, suburbs and rural areas that make up Southern California’s Inland Empire.
We placed a sensor inside the home of Cristina Sanchez (L) and her husband Felino Chanax (next to L), in Maywood, in southeast L
Molly is one of the recipients of the 2018 Impact Fund, a program of USC Annenberg's Center for Health Journalism....
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Obesity is a major problem in Merced County, especially for children. So why is the local school district’s menu full of unhealthy items such as hot dogs and breakfast pizza?
[Photo by Joel Achatz via Flickr.]
Mobile health workers say their contact with residents of a homeless encampment in the Coachella Valley dropped after the camp was bulldozed.
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Depression in fathers can hinder the development of healthy bonds between parent and child and lead to neglect. One L.A. pilot program is trying to prevent that.
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Protecting sick people is a hot issue on the midterm campaign trail, a barometer of how attitudes about health insurance have shifted over the past decade.
[Photo by Lance Shields via Flickr.]
Why does Indiana have so many cases of child abuse and neglect? Only six states had more in 2016, and they all had much higher populations.
Peer volunteer Jamie and program coordinator Jessica Smith at the Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction.
Judith Lewis Mernit’s reporting on harm reduction in rural California was supported by the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2018 Impact Fund.
The activists leading an Idaho ballot initiative on Medicaid expansion have taken to the road in the Medicaid Mobile, now a fami
An Idaho native helping to lead the effort to bring more health care to lower-income residents gave a blunt assessment: “It’s a tragedy if we lose,” he said. “If we win, we make history.”

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