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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.

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.
Asthma is on the rise across the U.S., and people of color are more likely to have asthma. On Native American reservations, the problem is particularly grave.
Marc Young has spent much of his childhood in treatment centers, and he struggles with developmental disabilities, aggressive be
How fetal alcohol syndrome has slipped from Washington's agenda.
Soitza Del Real (center) and Odalis Carvajal (right) are in the current cohort of Eastside Grown fellows at Veggielution.
To many of its approximately 2 million residents, Santa Clara County’s nickname “Valley of the Heart’s Delight” might seem like less of a nod to its agricultural roots and more tragically ironic.
Resi Salvador, left, with her little brother, Hugo, in their small apartment on the north side of Salinas.
In Salinas, overcrowded, unhealthy conditions are common for tens of thousands of farmworkers.
Episode 4: Parallel Society
Despite Olympia’s efforts, hundreds of people remain in unsanctioned camps around the city. They invent ways to stay alive and help each other survive.
San Luis Obispo County’s beaches and vineyards make it an ideal destination for vacationers and wealthy Californians — but the workers who power the region’s economy don’t share that wealth.
Episode 3: All My Nightmares
How did people end up on the streets of Olympia? Some can point to a catastrophe that bent their lives toward homelessness. For others, it almost seemed like life was moving in that direction from the very beginning.
Crowded and coughing: Housing crisis sickens Salinas families
The state's housing crisis has resulted in more and more families like Tanya Harris' living in substandard and overcrowded conditions, and local health officials say those conditions threaten residents' health.

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