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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.

(Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)
Children in peril
Arkansas child gun-death rate among nation's 10 highest. Toddler Tacari Briggs was one of the youngest.
(Courtesy photo)
Some were more well-known to the public than others but ‘they were all well-known to us and loved by us,’ said Bob Beitcher, president and CEO of the Motion Picture and Television Fund.
(Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)
Local leaders have described the deadly toll within skilled nursing facilities as a “pandemic within a pandemic.”
(Photo by Hans Gutkncht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)
Management stockpiled protective equipment. They informed residents that they would be sheltering in place. They acted ahead of the recommendations. Still, six of the residents died.
Ricardo Hernandez with wife Alejandra Conde, their two sons Ricardo Jr. (center) and Sebastian and Ricardo's parents.
Across California, essential and service workers like Flores Contreras are being hit hardest by the coronavirus, and so are the people they live with.
Cesar Noriega’s mother lives at Reo Vista Healthcare Center in San Diego.
COVID-19 testing varies widely across San Diego senior facilities. The state and county aim to induce widespread testing in senior homes, but advocates say these efforts are moving too slowly and lack teeth.
La Mesa Assisted Living Facility Has State’s Second-Highest Death Toll
One of the deadliest COVID-19 outbreaks in the state’s assisted-living industry has occurred at a La Mesa facility with a troubled regulatory past.
Americans are reporting high levels of emotional distress from the coronavirus pandemic -- levels that some experts warn may lead to a national mental health crisis.
A fieldworker stops to record the caravan of cars during the Salinas Farmworker Appreciation Caravan on Saturday, April 25, 2020
Nearly 40% of Monterey County growers reported financial losses related to the coronavirus-prompted shutdown.
A person wearing a face mask walks by the mask distribution event on 312 E. Alisal St. on Friday, April 10, 2020.
The poorest, most congested ZIP code in Salinas are being hit the hardest by the coronavirus, according to data released Monday.

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