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Here is where you'll find news about the Center for Health Journalism Fellowships program and its participants. Check back often for updates on Fellows and their work, live-blogging of our seminars, and more from our staff.

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With the support of the California Wellness Foundation, the Center for Health Journalism at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism has awarded $30,000 in reporting grants from its new Impact Fund.
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I remember the first time I heard about black infant mortality disparities. I was at a conference last summer on perinatal health and there was one presentation focused on the topic. The chilling statistic was uttered over and over again: black infants in the United States are twice as likely to die
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Southern California's Inland Empire is growing, and there aren’t enough doctors to meet the demand. Can a new raft of programs at local universities help?
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The homeless count is at a record high in Sacramento, with more children on the streets as families on the margins are priced out of housing. Shelters also say they're taking in senior citizens without a home for the first time.
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Ruben Castaneda of U.S. News and Cristina Londoño of Telemundo reported very different series on immigrant health. But both reporters had to win the trust of undocumented families for their projects.
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Susana Castro’s arms are deformed, bruised and mangled. At 67-year-old native of Mexico City has suffered from diabetes since she was 40. She now requires three hours of dialysis treatment every third day, or else she will die.
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Bethany Barnes of The Oregonian and Erin Schumaker of Huffington Post on how they tackled ambitious series about the impact of gentrification on health and children.
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How are regulators going to test for potentially harmful chemicals? And what has happened in other states when products had to be pulled because of potentially dangerous health effects?
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The 12-square-mile Hoopa Reservation in Northern California has been grappling with drug abuse for decades. A new reporting project aims to find out how Hoopa youth are navigating the realities of addiction.
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Efforts to restore green spaces is causing housing prices to surge and displacing longtime residents in some of California's most vulnerable communities. Can the concept of "just green enough" offer relief?

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There's a growing push by Republican governors to require Medicaid recipients to work to receive care. And the Trump administration is giving them the green light. This webinar will explore what this policy shift means for Medicaid enrollees, and outline questions reporters should be asking now. Sign up here!

Want to improve your data journalism skills?  Apply now for the $2,000 California Data Fellowship -- four all-expenses-paid days of training on data acquisition, analysis and visualization, plus a $2,000 reporting grant and six months of expert mentoring.  Dates:  October 17-20. Deadline: August 27.

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