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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.

Outsiders Episode 7: It's the Water
Does something about Olympia attract desperate people from all over? We examine the “magnet theory” of homelessness.
Inside Outsiders
The Outsiders podcasting team holds a live event to explain how they made the series on homlessness and what they learned.
Karolynn Tom, who works with Jessica Black at Heritage University, is teaching students how to set up air quality monitors.
On the Yakama Reservation in eastern Washington, one group of students is trying to solve the problem of asthma by attacking its roots.
Episode 6: The Bridge
Homelessness divides Olympia and forces people to re-examine their politics. Emotions converge on an encampment under the Fourth Avenue Bridge.
Ron Scearce, a former member of the Pittsylvania County Department of Social Services board
Ron Scearce was the newest member of the Pittsylvania County Department of Social Services board when he strolled through the office handing out business cards in August 2017.
A foster parent from Virginia shared her story with The Roanoke Times after her foster child was removed with no explanation.
Because Virginia operates a decentralized social services system, employees at the local level are rarely held accountable for the life-changing decisions they make for Virginia’s families.
Roanoke Times reporter Alison Graham provides some insight into the DSS Under Strain series, and shares what's in store for the second part of the series.
A home is consumed by the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018.
Climate change is fueling devastating wildfires in California, and in some cases, low-wage immigrant workers are cleaning up after them. They sweep ash out of houses and strip debris from burned buildings.
A firefighter keeps watch during the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, California on Nov. 9, 2018.
In October 2019, a stretch of dry weather and strong winds sparked dozens of wildfires across California, killing three people and destroying hundreds of homes. For the low-wage immigrants who work in those homes, fire season brings its own dangers.
Episode 5: Let's Dance
Sam Miller can help us understand how addiction and homelessness intersect because he’s lived them both. Plus he can make us laugh. He points to one reason he was able to overcome homelessness while many others get trapped.

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