Who We Are

California Health Report is a news site covering health and health policy throughout the state, with an emphasis on disadvantaged communities and populations. We’re non-partisan, grant-funded and editorially independent.

The mission of California Health Report is to find and tell stories about Californians who are disproportionately affected by growing income inequality, the uncertainties surrounding access to health care and the effects of generational poverty. Our goal is to ensure these stories aren’t lost amid dwindling newsroom budgets or the general chaos of our tumultuous political moment.

We tell stories that may not otherwise be reported or are underreported and our work has spurred legislative action.

As the only journalism organization dedicated exclusively to covering health in low-income communities, we are a trusted source of information about the state of health and health care across California. Our reporting has been reprinted in national, statewide and local outlets.

Our Team

Hannah Guzik, Executive Director and Editor in Chief

Hannah is an experienced health reporter who focuses on social justice and solutions journalism. An investigative story she wrote in 2014 revealed that doctor directories given to people in California’s low-income health program were highly inaccurate. It spurred a state audit and legislation. With an investigative reporting grant, she wrote an In These Times cover story about how fracking disproportionately impacts California’s poor. Fellowships through the Maynard Institute and USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism have allowed her to write about health challenges faced by indigenous farmworkers.

Via the Associated Press, her articles have been published in the Los Angeles Times, The Sacramento Bee and other newspapers nationwide. She previously worked as a reporter at the Santa Barbara News-Press, Ventura County Reporter, Ashland Daily Tidings and Medford Mail Tribune. She was also a regular contributor to the Ventura County Star. In 2011, she won five Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association awards, including one she shared with a colleague for Best Enterprise Reporting for a series on a catastrophic wildfire.

Claudia Boyd-Barrett, Reporter

Claudia is a long-time journalist based in southern California. She writes regularly for the California Health Report, USC Center for Health Reporting, and BabyCenter on topics related to health care, social justice, and maternal and child wellbeing. Her stories have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Diego Union Tribune and the Ventura County Star, among others. She is a two-time USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism fellow and a former Inter American Press Association fellow.

Statement of Editorial Independence

We are a grant funded organization, but our news judgments are made independently and not on the basis of donor support. We retain full authority over our editorial content. We accept no advertising and our content is available to other news organizations free of charge.

Our donors

Current and former donors include Blue Shield of California Foundation, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health,  The California Endowment, The California Wellness Foundation, Sierra Health Foundation and The SCAN Foundation.

California Health Report is a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News.

We are a fiscally-sponsored project of Tides Center, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and the nation’s largest fiscal sponsor. See the most recent Tides Center form 990 here.

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