Five journalists will undertake ambitious explanatory and investigative reporting projects about California’s health challenges.
Health Equity & Social Justice
Jessica Washington knew she wanted to take a deeper look at Minnesota’s child welfare system, which disproportionately impacts Native children. She'd never taken on a major investigative project before, but a Center Fellowship gave her the skills and confidence she needed.
Arcenio López, a former farmworker turned nonprofit leader, turned to journalism to raise the profile and needs of Indigenous migrant farmworkers in California during COVID. The Center's Fellowship program helped him get those urgent stories published.
Not only is the air quality decreasing, but the number of extreme heat events is on the rise. What will this mean for the health of nearby communities?
Also, Johns Hopkins and NYT curtail COVID tracking efforts, and new research on long COVID's unequal toll.
Finding people to actually talk about their experiences is tough. For many people, eviction is shrouded in shame.
Health experts point to the crippling influence of institutionalized racism as a looming roadblock to these efforts.
Also this week: Dearth of pandemic data on race, ethnicity ‘beyond bad,' and experts support additional oversight of pathogen research.
Financial distress is leading some immigrants into lives as professional guinea pigs.
A new commercial tax aims to do something novel in California: provide child care financial aid for middle-class families and set a minimum wage of $28 an hour for early education teachers.