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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.

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.
Thousands of local residents are out of work due to stay-at-home orders designed to curb the spread of COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus — and that means many tenants are likely short on rent money.
Dr. Temple Robinson, CEO of Bond Community Health Center, asks for those who made an appointment to come forward.
Lacking access to a primary doctor or not having a car has been has prevented many poor residents from getting tested so far. The result, local experts say, is cases flying under the radar.
This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Lindsey Holden, a participant in the 2019 Data Fellowship. Other stories in this series include: Can’t pay rent because of coronavirus? Here’s a guide to your housing rights in SLO County Are you stuck in a SLO County rental with bugs, mold
Boulder Creek Post Acute Nursing Home
This story was produced as a project for the 2019 Impact Fund.
A fieldworker walks past a field of broccoli as he takes a restroom break on April 8, 2020.
"Ag workers are uniquely vulnerable to this virus because of the close proximity they often work and live," said California Assemblymember Robert Rivas.
Jimmy McCullough, principal of Horry County Education Center, talks to students leaving the alternative school.
This story was produced as a project for the 2019 National Fellowship.
The Trump administration is considering cutting the pay of guest visa farmworkers during the coronavirus pandemic to help the farm industry.

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