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Cleanup of Exide's Vernon plant. (Photo: California Department of Toxic Substances Control
Battery recycling is considered one of the most potentially hazardous industries. Yet Vernon’s Exide workers were routinely being poisoned with nearly nonexistent intervention by Cal/OSHA.
Dr. Jagruti Shukla, director of primary care at LAC+USC, talks to journalists about addressing patients' social needs.
At LAC+USC Medical Center, primary care doctors now routinely ask patients about things such as food, housing and mental health, with teams of providers ready to connect them to services.
Nicole Fowler at Sacramento’s Hmong New Year celebration.
Stories of undiagnosed PTSD among Hmong and Vietnamese American refugees are common in some California communities. What can their experiences tell us about future health impacts facing incoming Syrian refugees?
Covered California Executive Director Peter V. Lee speaks to California Fellows this week.
Peter Lee on why California's health exchange is partially insulated from GOP-led attacks on the ACA — and why that could all change down the road.
Pia Escudero, director of school mental health for LAUSD, speaks to fellows this week about trauma-informed care in schools.
Dealing with students’ childhood trauma may improve classroom behavior and attendance rates — at least that’s the idea at the Los Angeles Unified School District’s wellness centers.
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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.
(Joanne Kim/Capital & Main)
This article from Capital & Main was produced as a project for the California Data Fellowship, a program of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism.
Photo: Joanne Kim
Except for one fleeting moment in 1996, the agencies in charge have operated in virtual silos, failing to coordinate actions or share incontrovertible evidence that the facility was a potential death trap for workers.
(Photo: Terry Pierson/The Press-Enterprise)
Black infants in California and across the nation are dying at higher rates than infants of other races. Communities are responding to the disparity in different ways, with some forming groups to train more doulas of color.
Mackenzie was 2 when she accidentally shot herself with a handgun found in her family's home. She nearly died, but has since lar
Kathleen McGrory of the Tampa Bay Times on how she overcame tough obstacles to report on the rising trend of children being shot and killed in Florida.
[Photo by Daniel Arauz via Flickr.]
Within California, there is an incredible variation in childhood adversity scores, from lows in San Francisco County to highs in Butte County.

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