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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.

Tonda Thompson holds her newborn son, Jehlani Rashid, at her home in Milwaukee on April 14, 2017.
This article was produced as a project for the University of Southern California Center for Health Journalism's 2016 National Fellowship.
Jana Curtis and two of her children walk past one of many construction sites in their river ward neighborhood.
Breakneck construction in Philadelphia has unearthed a toxic legacy, coating playgrounds and backyards with dangerous levels of lead dust.
[Photo via Flickr.]
If heat is the enemy, Marcela Herrera thought she was ready for battle last summer at her family’s north Los Angeles apartment.
Undocumented 'Dreamers' from across California come together to discuss their mental and emotional health. Jenny Manrique
From meditation to soccer to art therapy, public schools in California are finding ways to help undocumented students navigate their emotions as they face new immigration policies.
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This article was produced as a project of the USC Center for Health Journalism National Fellowship.
Times Staff Writer
As the number of kids killed by firearms continues to rise in Florida, legislation to address the problem has gone nowhere. Even a bill to raise awareness about gun violence struggled to find support.
This report was produced as part of the 2016 National Fellowship, a program of USC's Center for Health Journalism. Other stories in the series include: Therapy used for U.S. veterans finds success among traumatized immigrants Dreamer stress in the age of Donald Trump
Pictured is Everest Hickey in less troubled days.
For many families struggling to navigate the maze of available mental-health treatment, the story of Everest Hickey highlights the desperate lengths to which they must go to get needed help.
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Critics were concerned that the merger would increase the clout of the providers in an already concentrated market and lead to higher health care costs.
Photo by Rural Connections
In recent years, hospitals that serve small rural communities across the nation have closed their doors at a disquieting rate, essentially one per month.



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