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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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What began as a murder of a black man in a Midwestern town in 1959 spiraled into a pattern of racial violence and trauma visited on one family over successive generations.
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Over the course of a single night, four generations of Sabine Wiegand’s family were suddenly left without a home....
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First 5 supports a host of different programs. That can make it difficult to assess what kind of impact the spending has made over the years, observers say.
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Folks in underserved New Jersey face adversities that few in America ever even have to think about. How can the state turn the corner in addressing epidemic levels of trauma?
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The stories are horrendous: babies born in hospital lobbies, doctors needlessly amputating limbs, and dying patients diverted from emergency rooms.
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Hundreds of Arkansas children are thrown behind bars every year. Most haven’t committed a violent crime. Worse, the conditions they face in detention are abysmal.
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District officials in Washington, D.C. are working on creating trauma-informed schools. But how effective has the effort been at reducing excessive absences and failing grades?
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“When you're dealing with people who are not used to dealing with the media, we have a responsibility to protect them from themselves,” the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's James Causey said.
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Exposure to domestic abuse can change how children view relationships, with effects that last a lifetime.
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They analyzed chipped paint in old homes, hunted down landlords, begged families to speak with them, and even got down on their hands and knees to collect contaminated soil.

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Want to improve your data journalism skills?  Apply now for the 2018 Data Fellowship -- four all-expenses-paid days of training on data acquisition, analysis and visualization, plus a $2,000-$4,000  reporting grant and six months of expert mentoring.  Dates:  October 17-20. Deadline: August 27 for California journalists, Sept. 7 for journalists from other states

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