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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.

Rick O'Rourke sets a pile of debris aflame during a prescribed burn in the Ashland Watershed.
This story was produced as a project for the 2019 California Fellowship, a program of USC Annenberg's Center for Health Journalism....
George Felix, left, and Scott Smith spend their days under the shade of large trees at a public park in Redding.
When a major wildfire burns into an urban area, federal disaster officials are quick to offer financial help to people who lose their homes. But not everyone is eligible for aid after a wildfire.
Ben Lingle aims a bowling ball in Redding, California. He and his family had to evacuate their home due to the Carr Fire last ye
Some people say they only had minutes to prepare before they had to flee their homes during the Carr Fire in Shasta County last year. Such short notice was extra challenging for seniors and people with disabilities.
Laurie Young outside the Oakland Public Library in August 2019.
Stories of abuse or serious neglect in nursing homes make headlines, but patients and consumer advocates are trying to bring attention to overarching issues and push for a better system.
Berenice Palmer in her room at the San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living.
Advocates warn that people who need nursing care may increasingly be sent far away from San Francisco in a developing shortage of affordable nursing home beds.
Wind brought out windsurfers south of Pismo Pier on August 21. It also contributed to a dusty haze obscuring the view.
This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Monica Vaughan, a participant in the 2019 California Fellowship. Other stories in this series include: Live on or near the Nipomo Mesa? We’re investigating air quality and need your help
Director of student services, Dena Kapsalis.
Dena Kapsalis, director of student services at Paradise Unified School District, was surprised at first by how many students chose to return after the Camp Fire destroyed the town.
Left to right: Antoinette, Proteone Marie, and Marianne Malveaux at Marie Malveaux's home in San Francisco.
This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Laura Wenus, a participant in the 2019 California Fellowship, a program of USC Annenberg's Center for Health Journalism. Other stories in this series include: Nursing Care Expected To Worsen As California Ages Nursing Care Crunch Puts The On
Paradise School Counselors Address High Rates of PTSD Among Students
“I never imagined that in one day, my whole caseload would have such severe trauma due to a natural disaster,” a school clinical social worker said.
Ernesto Carrillo owns Carrillo's Mexican Store in Redding. He's one of the few people in Shasta County translating information.
Abandoning your home while fleeing a wildfire can be a traumatic experience. It’s even scarier if you don’t understand the language of the evacuation alerts chiming into your phone.

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