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Nicole Hayden's Blog

A 2019 USC Annenberg Center for Health Reporting data fellowship allowed me to learn about the... more »
posted 03/20/20
Mobile health workers say their contact with residents of a homeless encampment in the Coachella... more »
posted 10/26/18

Nicole Hayden's Work

Ultimately, I had no data for my data project. So, under the advice of data guru Paul Overberg of The Wall Street Journal, I created my own.
The Desert Sun invited community members Nora Soliz, Julie Hernandez and Greg Rodriguez to tell first-person stories about their struggles with homelessness and their successes out of it.
Among the questions we sought to answer: How can people help those who are homeless in the Coachella Valley? How is money being spent on homeless services in the Coachella Valley? Why did Roy’s Desert Resource Center close in Palm Springs?

Collaborative Reporting

Los californianos sin cobertura han tenido históricamente pocas opciones al enfrentarse a un... more »
Uninsured Californians have traditionally had few options when a mental health crisis strikes,... more »