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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.

Ballad Healthcare’s Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon.
The Federal Trade Commission asked a Vanderbilt University law professor to set the stage for a discussion on state laws that shield merging hospital rivals from antitrust actions.
A youth lockup in southeast Arkansas closed its doors Thursday, making it the second such state facility to shutter since the start of the year.
Every day Wendy McEntyre gets a call from parents who have lost children in addiction treatment in California. She wants to see more accountability in a system that’s operating with little to no oversight, with deadly consequences.
The Courier Journal's continued coverage of food insecurity in Louisville is supported by the University of Southern California Center for Health Journalism's 2018 National Fellowship....
The average 30-day stay at a California rehab costs families $40,000. It’s expensive and often highly risky. We’ve learned hundreds of patients are dying in detox.
Homeless residents chat beside their tents on a street in downtown Los Angeles, California on June 25, 2018.
We tour South L.A.'s Homeless Outreach Program Integrated Care System with L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. Plus, elder abuse is more common than you might think. And, the latest news out of Hollywood.
Reports of all types of elder abuse are on the rise in California. Financial abuse is the most common.
This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Michelle Faust Raghavan, a participant in the USC Center for Health Journalism's 2018 Data Fellowship.
Aerial views of the Nipomo Mesa show a plume of dust that sweeps through the community on windy days.
We are investigating air quality on the Nipomo Mesa to learn about how bad air days affect local families and their health — and we want to hear your story.
A sign points the way to the emergency room at Palomar Medical Center Escondido.
ER visits rose 18% from 2012 to 2017, posing financial and operational difficulties.
Dr. Raquel Figueras, a pediatrician, listens to toddler Siulaidali Morales’ heart and lungs during a medical exam.
Three days after Hurricane María, Isolina Miranda stared in disbelief at what was left of the two-story building where a community health center once stood in the heart of San Lorenzo, a town in Puerto Rico.

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