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Telling the real story of homelessness — and busting the biggest myth
"The experience of working with our subjects for more than a year changed my own ideas about homelessness and how to report on it."
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Casting a spotlight on the health impacts of homelessness in Santa Cruz County
A reporter sets out to explore Santa Cruz County's persistent homelessness crisis and the health risks it poses to both those without homes and the broader community.
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This online self-assessment tool offers a useful starting point.
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How are anti-immigrant policies and rhetoric impacting mental health in LA's immigrant communities?
Why parachuting into these communities when it's editorially convenient is not an accurate representation of how they're coping with regular physical and verbal attacks against them.
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Judges Julia Garratt (far left) and Patricia Clark (center) at a family treatment court graduation in Seattle.
Are parents whose children are being removed from their homes following allegations of abuse and neglect being billed for the cost of foster care and family reunification services? The signs suggest yes.
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A large number of ethnic minorities including Americans of Southeast Asian descent have joined the trucking industry. The risk of coronary heart disease is higher in many of these groups.
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Dr. Shantanu Nundy explains why the idea of putting swabs in the hands of Americans is gaining traction.
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What can studying death rates tell us about California’s county jail system?
In September of 2019, three people in the Shasta County Jail died within a two-week span. Does that mean my county is an outlier? A reporter seeks some answers.
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We want to know how the Center for Health Journalism can best support journalists who are covering the coronavirus. Please take this survey to share your thoughts.
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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: WWNO FM is looking for a public health reporter
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A homeless encampment in Olympia, Wash.
The factors and events that lead a person to homelessness are often complicated and messy. They’re also essential to telling the true story of homelessness in a community.
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