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Two-year-old Jesse Bryson enjoys a bag of Sun Chips during the Seamless Summer Food program at the Family Resource Center of the

In California’s far north, a vast food desert makes for hungry kids

Highly rural, the communities outside of Crescent City in Northern California are food deserts. “I hear from staff all the time, these kids are hungry when they come to school,” one school administrator says.
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Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: U.S. News & World Report needs a Health Editor

The Health section at U.S. News & World Report is seeking an experienced, full-time editor based in their Washington, D.C., office.
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Sweeps of homeless camps in S.F. are creating a public health crisis

Serious mental and physical health issues are on the rise among S.F.’s homeless population, as the city recommits itself to seizing and disposing of their tents and belongings.
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A reporter learns to go slow and gain trust for series on harm reduction for drug users

"You can’t just waltz into a community of people who are marginalized and under threat, stick a microphone in their faces and start asking them questions," writes reporter Judith Mernit, a 2018 Impact Fund recipient.
A worker in a Napa Valley vineyard.

Napa Valley’s underbelly: The personal cost of living locally

The story of the Napa Valley is about more than its transition from a sleepy, rural commuter town to the wine capital of America, drawing millions of tourists per year.
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KHN's JoNel Aleccia talks about how to give your reporting more impact

Find the people who can tell the story. Scrutinize death records. Isolate the levers that can create change.
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Health policy expert: ‘I’m here to tell you the ACA is still working’

“For supporters of the ACA, we dodged a bullet,” said UCLA's Gerald Kominski. “However, just because the Dems won the House does not mean the ACA is safe at all.”
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How LA’s beach communities are taking cues from ‘Blue Zones’ to engineer healthy changes

Can the "Blue Zones" approach lower chronic disease rates and boost lifespans? Or is it turning into a lifestyle movement for already healthy, affluent areas?


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