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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.

When school budgets are cut, what does it take to keep physical education afloat in one Northern California school district? Outsourcing to fitness organizations plus a small army of parent volunteers, educators and foundations.

Doctor Shortage Sarah Kliff

Journalist Sarah Kliff looks at the monumental task of bringing enough primary care doctors online by 2015 — a key factor in health reform's success.

Radio journalist Farida Jhabvala examines how one facet of health reform might help uninsured families in Fresno, California's poorest county - but political leaders there don't want to participate.

D.C. lags behind other communities when it comes to outdoor exercise equipment

When 24-year-old Victoria Church moved back to D.C. after spending 10 months in China teaching English, she realized something was missing. How important is outdoor exercise equipment in helping people keep fit?

In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, researchers at the Mayo Clinic are working with more than a dozen community organizations to keep immigrants and refugees from developing common diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.

Health breakthroughs: Even with more treatment options, some black men still don't have access.

Medical breakthroughs in curing sickle-cell anemia and treating prostate cancer and HIV/AIDS may dramatically improve life for millions of patients, but significant barriers keep many African Americans from receiving this new, high-quality care.

The YWCA endeavors to stick to its mission by extending exercise to all Washingtonians

Too many folks have the wrong idea about the YWCA — and not just because they figure it’s the same thing as the YMCA.

Yanisha Claudio, 15, of Hartford, tenderly swaddled three-week-old Jordan, hoping he wouldn’t wake up. “He was crying until four o’clock in the morning,” said the weary Bulkeley High School freshman.

Multi-million dollar initiatives to help at-risk and parenting teens across Connecticut call for “evidence-based” and “culturally appropriate” approaches – the mantra of experts assisting Hispanic youth, who have the highest number of teen births in the state.

Half of the patients in Grady Hospital's emergency room don't have a regular doctor. When they're sick, they have nowhere to go but the E.R.

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