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As part of the Center for Health Journalism Fellowship, journalists work with a senior fellow to develop a special project. Recent projects have examined health disparities by ZIP code in the San Francisco Bay Area, anxiety disorders and depression in the Hispanic immigrant community in Washington state, and the importance of foreign-born doctors to health care in rural communities.

Young residents of the Yurok Reservation gathered last week for a youth wellness workshop. | Photos by Ryan Burns.
“Who has seen a behavioral counselor?” Roughly half of the kids at the Yurok Tribe's youth wellness event stepped forward. “Who has suffered from depression or anxiety?” Three-quarters of the kids came forward.
Community leaders meet every month at the Arcade Community Center.
Between 2010 and 2015, African American children in Sacramento County died at far higher rates than those of people under age 18 from other racial groups. These seven leaders are working to change that.
Angela Maria Naso wrote this story while participating in the California Health Journalism Fellowship, a program of the Center for Health Journalism at USC’s Annenberg School of Journalism.
(Left to Right) Jihad and Murad sit with their dad, Andrew Irby, in the park. Irby worries about the future of his twin sons.
In Philadelphia, thousands of children are newly poisoned by lead year after year — at a far higher rate than those in Flint, Michigan.
Laura Isais and Oscar Alvarez share their experiences of being undocumented during the election campaign. Jenny Manrique / Univi
Stress, depression and anxiety have ballooned among undocumented students at the UC Berkeley this election season, reports Univision's Jenny Manrique.
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The Los Angeles Department of Health Services will start approving hepatitis C drugs for active IV drug users. Until now, the department had withheld approval for anyone who had not been drug-free for at least six months.
Pharmacies in Mexicali, Mexico are set up in the tunnel leading to the port of entry between Mexico and the U.S.
Thousands of people in California's Coachella Valley head to Mexico every year for health care. Often they seek deals on prescription drugs or dental care. For others, Mexico offers easy access to primary care that is cheap and convenient.
Dentist Marco I–iguez Raya looks over Palm Springs resident Vic Yepello's teeth to follow up on his root canal.
For a growing number of Californians living near the border, Mexico offers what the United States does not: Reliable health care at an affordable price.
Luis Nolasco, 25, participates in a Black Lives Matter IE vigil in Riverside on Monday June 13, 2016.
Luis Nolasco, 25, did not know what the psychological consequences would be when he came from Mexico with his family, illegally, at the age of nine. Then, in his late teens, he noticed he began to feel sad and pessimistic.
Nearly 200 Napa State Hospital workers demonstrate for safer conditions in 2010.
At California’s state psychiatric hospitals, ongoing assaults on staff by patients can make it nearly impossible to provide a therapeutic environment.



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