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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.
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In underserved areas such as California's San Joaquin County, access to care can be difficult at best.
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As more states consider legalizing marijuana, California's First 5 agencies are on the forefront of educating the public about the impacts during pregnancy and in homes with young children.
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Harm reduction seeks not to shame people who use drugs into giving them up, but simply to provide them with the tools and support to improve their health.
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She is ‘still defending that vote’ to repeal the health law, says her Democratic rival for Congress.
By Lisa Gartner
"What I heard, over and over again, were stories of physical violence in juvenile residential programs."
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The Central Valley's Kern County reported a 30 percent rise in overdose deaths from 2016 to 2017, bucking the statewide decline in fatal overdoses.
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While California has readily embraced the Affordable Care Act, thousands of uninsured or underinsured still turn out for a mega free clinic in Los Angeles every year. Here are a few of their stories.
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Taxes on recreational marijuana "won't be a panacea," one First 5 official said, but advocates still hope they'll be directed toward early intervention and education.
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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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