Posted inChildren's Health

NC students fell behind in required vaccinations during the pandemic. Some – not all – are catching up.

By Kate Martin Carolina Public Press As students and parents brace for the start of the school year, many are entering North Carolina classrooms without the protections of required vaccines. During the COVID-19 pandemic, children fell behind on their vaccination schedules, and while some students are catching up, they still have a ways to go, […]

Posted inEnvironmental Health

NC recognized as the birthplace of the environmental justice movement

In the summer of 1982, Warren County became ground zero for the environmental justice movement. The community, at the time a relatively sparsely populated county on the Virginia border north of Raleigh, was rocked by six weeks of protests over PCB-laced oil being sprayed on rural county roads.  The incident that sparked the movement that’s […]

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NC Health News takes home 17 NC Press Association awards

North Carolina Health News won 17 awards Thursday night during the North Carolina Press Association’s annual awards ceremony, including third place for general excellence among online-only new sites. Four of the awards were first-place prizes.  The total means NC Health News was the most-honored online publication in the state.  The Press Association honored work published […]