February 3rd, 2014

The state of California says it will cost $20,000 and take two years to export basic data on child care inspections. The majority of states already make these public reports available online, but California has no plans to do so.

Why it’s hard for parents in California to find out if day care providers are breaking the rules.

December 11th, 2013
December 2nd, 2013
November 24th, 2013
November 4th, 2013

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Did you know…

  • 40 percent of people with asthma in California are renters, which can limit their ability to rid their homes of dust mites, mold, and secondhand smoke.

  • Children from low-income families are more likely to live next to freeways and be exposed to bio allergens from proximity to agricultural and industrial operations.

  • And nowhere in California is this more apparent than in the Central Valley.

Read more from our investigation into the Central Valley’s respiratory nightmare.

Learn more about asthma and what you can do to help kids suffering from asthma on.

Great roundup of asthma resources here. Thanks for sharing, California School of Health Centers Association! 

November 3rd, 2013

Did you know…

  • 40 percent of people with asthma in California are renters, which can limit their ability to rid their homes of dust mites, mold, and secondhand smoke.

  • Children from low-income families are more likely to live next to freeways and be exposed to bio allergens from proximity to agricultural and industrial operations.

  • And nowhere in California is this more apparent than in the Central Valley.

Read more from our investigation into the Central Valley’s respiratory nightmare.

October 3rd, 2013

For the past year, CIR has been looking at the health, nutrition and eating habits of American children and teenagers. As part of that examination, we’ve launched a video game called Hairnet Hero that will teach kids, parents and teachers about what calories, fats, salts and sugars are in their food.

Think you can make a healthy school lunch plate? → Take the Hairnet Hero challenge!

Are you a parent or teacher that struggles to teach kids how to stay in balance? We want to hear from you! Email Marie McIntosh at mmcintosh@cironline.org.

 

June 21st, 2013

The Public Insight Network, Symbolia and WBUR produced a graphic novel to illustrate a diagnosis that goes beyond the clinical definition of PTSD: moral injury.

For veterans, it’s the feeling that they violated their own moral or ethical codes. PTSD is triggered by something awful that happened to you. But what about something awful happened because of you?

Read the illustrated story, Invisible Injury: Beyond PTSD

March 20th, 2013
March 13th, 2013

Who owns the fish in the sea?

Any commercial fisherman used to be able to fish in U.S. oceans. Not anymore.

Today, the right to fish belongs to a number of private individuals who have traded, bought and sold these rights in unregulated markets. This system, called “catch shares,” favors large fishing fleets and has cut out thousands of smaller-scale fishermen. How did this happen?

Watch our animated short to find out!

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