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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.

Jessica Seaman
Talking about our personal experiences with mental illness can be difficult, even when it’s just among family and friends. But without these stories, how can we begin to understand an issue that is affecting every community across our state?
This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Gary Walker, a participant in the USC Center for Health Journalism's California Fellowship....
Assemblymember Ash Kalra
How an agency charged with protecting public health gave talking points to the lead-battery industry.
A row of new housing units at Register Square in Napa
This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Courtney Teague, a participant in the 2019 California Fellowship....
Stockton has an average of three domestic violence-related homicides each year, according to the police.
More than half of female homicides in the U.S. are linked to intimate partner violence. And one out of 10 victims experienced some form of violence in the month before their death, which suggests there were opportunities for intervention.
For Trisha Aguilar, the verbal abuse started before she and her husband celebrated their first anniversary and escalated.
He had called her stupid and dumb. And she made herself believe the belittling and degrading were tolerable — it would pass. Little did she know it would get worse.
Ashley Kinsley heads out from the Third Avenue encampments
This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Gary Walker, a participant in the USC Center for Health Journalism's California Fellowship....
Particulate matter or particle pollution is a combination of solid particles and liquid droplets that are small enough to reach
This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Monica Vaughan, a participant in the 2019 California Fellowship....
Farmworkers tend to the Girard vineyard on Highway 29.
This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Courtney Teague, a participant in the 2019 California Fellowship....
Wanda Shafer greets a friend at the Klamath Senior Center in June.
This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Jessica Cejnar, a participant in the USC Center for Health Journalism's 2019 California Fellowship....

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