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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.

Sweeping vistas, clear blue skies, colorful countryside – all define the geography of California's Lake County's. For motorists, however, the roads are both beautiful and harrowing, with the number of vehicle crashes in recent years showing a marked increase.

 

Homeless woman sent back to hospital after discharge to shelter

On a morning in late August, 57-year-old Mary Manning was resting on her sister Jackie's porch. Midway through a rugged course of chemotherapy for breast cancer. Manning looked at her younger sister and said, “I think this poison is killing me.”

Part two highlights a collaborative respite program in San Jose

Über prosperous Silicon Valley isn¹t a place one expects to find thousands of homeless people. But a 2006 count found over 7,600 men, women and children without a home in Santa Clara County.

Most other hospitals in N. Texas also lag on key measure, analysis shows

Parkland Memorial Hospita has for years been one of the state’s worst-performing hospitals on a broad federal measure of patient safety, a Dallas Morning News analysis shows. Hospital representatives accepted the accuracy of the calculations, but they questioned how well the data reflected actual performance and current hospital conditions. 

 
In addition to Noozhawk's prescription drug series, projects include Monterey County nutrition and Los Angeles County transportation

Thanks to this year's California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships, professional hyperlocal news outlets have added new insights and perspectives to their reporting on health issues.

A special report on what happens to Santa Barbara's homeless after hospital visits

Journalist-blogger Isabelle Walker provides an in-depth look at what happens to homeless people who get seriously ill. Where can they go to recover?

Staff talks trends, education, prevention, attitude, overprescribing and oversight — or lack thereof

It all started with toxicology reports from the Santa Barbara County Coroner's Office.

School's clinical psychology programs provide training, resources — and thousands of hours of volunteer time

Antioch University Santa Barbara has long been committed to understanding addiction and developing methods to effectively treat it. Three programs prove the point.

Psychologist says school is committed to leading community dialogue on challenges, solutions

Addressing an issue as complex as prescription drug abuse among elderly adults starts with educating the public.

Convincing pharmaceutical companies to accept return of unused drugs is among initiatives agencies are pursuing

Because of San Francisco’s pharmaceutical dropoff pilot program, residents can now dispose of their medicines — for free — at 16 pharmacies and five police stations in the city. 

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The deadline is Friday, December 14, to apply for the 2019 California Fellowship, which provides $1,000 reporting grants and six months of expert mentoring to 20 journalists, plus community engagement grants of up to $2,000, plus specialized mentoring, to five.  

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