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Health Reform's Big Bucks for Prevention: Is Your Community Getting Its Share?

Under health reform, states can apply for grants from a new $15 billion fund for prevention and public health. Is your state or community getting its fair share — and how well is it using the money? Here are five tips for tracking this important community health topic.

Hoping for Change: Health and Social Disparities Facing Men and Boys of Color

Amid ongoing debates over health budget cuts and health reform, the continuing story of racial health disparities is drawing renewed attention in California and nationwide. Get the background and some resources for your reporting.

California Budget Cuts: Will Low-Income Kids Be Dropped from Healthy Families Insurance Program?

Deep cuts forecast to California's SCHIP program, the link between pesticides and diabetes, the rise of promotoras and more in our Daily Briefing.

Q&A with Tracy Wood, Part 2: Finding the Right Records to Tell Orange County's Park Story

Journalist Tracy Wood talks about her investigation into a lack of parks in some Orange County (Calif.) cities and how it affects residents' health.

Father Gregory Boyle: Preventing Gang Violence, Improving Community Health

Learning about gangs, race and violence may not seem like a traditional part of the health beat. Yet the concept of violence as a significant public health threat has been around for more than three decades.

Q&A with the Voice of OC's Tracy Wood: Finding a Hot Investigation in Local Park History

Making parks and their impact on community health interesting to editors and readers is a daunting challenge. Here, journalist Tracy Wood shares advice for tackling similar stories in your community. 

A Food Desert in Foodie Seattle

Seattle is known as a haven for foodies, so it was something of a shameful surprise to discover that Seattle has a food desert in its own backyard.

The Built Environment: Designed for Disease or Designed for Health?

Urban planning, land use and redevelopment traditionally haven’t been hot topics on the health beat. Robert Ogilvie thinks they should be.

Moving the Needle on Obesity and Diabetes: Harder Than We Thought

You can lead the people to fresh produce and other healthy food, but you can’t make them eat it: perspectives from a diabetes specialist and a journalist.

Angela Glover Blackwell: The Links Between Place and Health

Angela Glover Blackwell of PolicyLink shares ideas and reporting tips for covering the links between your health and where you live.

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Reporting on Underserved Communities

How can journalists and foundations collaborate to deepen and improve reporting on underserved communities? Our USC Annenberg School of Journalism program in collaboration with The California Endowment, the Wyncote Foundation and Media Impact Funders, convened 75 leaders from both fields.

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