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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.

STAMPED OUT: Federal cutbacks to EBT card benefits will leave thousands more Santa Clara County denizens hungry
One in four county residents — including children, seniors and disabled individuals — will see their monthly government food assistance benefits wiped out early this year now that a new federal rule to alter work requirements for food stamp recipients goes into effect.
This story was reported with the support of the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism, a program of the University of Southern California Center for Health Journalism....
A Pesticide the EPA Won’t Ban Is Sickening Low-Income Californians of Color
As a child growing up in Arvin, California, Gabriel Duarte played with his brothers in an orchard 15 feet from his family’s front door. Today he plays in a prison yard. Duarte believes these two points on his 20-year timeline are related.
Ali Steward, Beach Cities Health District’s director of Youth Services, cleans up a school garden during BCHD’s Volunteer Day.
Since the 2009 publication of “The Blue Zones," Dan Buettner has devoted himself to reengineering communities to improve residents' health.
Darryl Lester, in a landmark special ed lawsuit filed in 1971, is greeted warmly by school psychologists.
The series has received support from the Fund for Journalism on Child Well-Being, a program of USC's Center for Health Journalism....
College students, senior citizens already miss out on food stamps.
Earlier this month marked the end of a public comment period for what would be the third rule change for SNAP, a proposal that stands to cut the nutrition benefits for at least a few million people.
An Air Pollution Control District Hearing Board in San Luis Obispo County convened Monday.
Faced with an order to reduce dust from the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, the State Department of Parks and Recreation is spending $437,506 to study whether ocean algae is to blame for air pollution downwind of the park.
Marijuana Consumption During Pregnancy (Part 3)
This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Fatima Navarrete, a participant in the 2019 National Fellowship. Other stories in this series include: Marijuana Consumption During Pregnancy (Part 1) Marijuana Consumption During Pregnancy (Part 2)
Marijuana Consumption During Pregnancy (Part 2)
This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Fatima Navarrete, a participant in the 2019 National Fellowship. Other stories in this series include: Marijuana Consumption During Pregnancy (Part 1) Marijuana Consumption During Pregnancy (Part 3)  
Marijuana Consumption During Pregnancy (Part 1)
This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Fatima Navarrete, a participant in the 2019 National Fellowship. Other stories in this series include:  

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