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Reporter Rachel Crosby was relaxing at home when she caught wind of the festival shooting on... more »
posted 04/18/18
Dealing with students’ childhood trauma may improve classroom behavior and attendance rates — at... more »
posted 03/21/18
In rural Northern California counties, people tend to live miles from help. They may be too sick... more »
posted 03/15/18

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This article was produced as a project for the 2017 California Data Fellowship, a program of the USC Center for Health Journalism. 
A lack of mental health professionals in rural counties is made worse by high rates of substance abuse, financial stress and isolation, which contribute to depression.
Between 2010 and 2015, African American children in Sacramento County died at far higher rates than those of people under age 18 from other racial groups. These seven leaders are working to change that.