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CapRadio’s health reporter Sammy Caiola spent six months exploring the reasons behind the high suicide rate in rural Amador County. She shares how community engagement aided her reporting.
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We asked two leading policy experts from both sides of the aisle for their take on what the midterm results mean for the country’s health care policies. Here's what they said.
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In light of the November 7 mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, California, the Center for Health Journalism is sharing some past reporting and resources for reporters who find themselves covering tragedies such as this.
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In reporting on complex disease outbreaks, it's worth examining deeper narratives that go beyond the convenient anecdote, writes journalist Lara Salahi.
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“I just felt like my doctor didn’t hear me ... and I felt like she had blinders on,” one woman said.
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At Saint Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, all of the hospital’s employees get violence prevention and awareness training, but those who work in the emergency department get more.
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San Diego hospitals seeking are trying to steer non-emergency patients away from emergency rooms. Why? And how is the trend affecting county ER wait times?
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Health workers and a younger generation help Hmong elders overcome a devastating past in one Northern California community.
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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.
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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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If you're a journalist with big ideas who wants your work to matter, the Center for Health Journalism invites you to apply for the all-expenses-paid National Fellowship -- five days of stimulating discussions in Los Angeles about social and health safety net issues, plus reporting and engagement grants of $2,000-$12,000 and six months of expert mentoring.

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