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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.

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.
Kids at Schaefer Elementary write their poems.
“I have kids telling me still, oh Ms. Henry I lost my stuffed animals that were in the garage and I know that they burned in there and it makes me very sad,” she said. “You know, those little things were people to them.”
This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Courtney Teague, a participant in the 2019 California Fellowship. Other stories in this series include: Pricey housing in Napa County can cost more than your paycheck. It can affect your health Napa Valley strangers talk housing struggles ov
The East Palo Alto Farmers Market is held Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
When Kendy Mendoza of East Palo Alto and his wife experienced health scares over the last few years, they took action to turn their lives around. Eight years ago, when his wife was diagnosed with diabetes, she cut out bread and tortillas from her diet.
The CalEnviroScreen 3.0 index identifies the environmental health burdens of communities by census tract.
Research has shown neighborhood racial and ethnic segregation to be associated with adverse impacts on health in areas including cardiovascular risk factors, elevated rates of infectious disease, and premature death.
Jessica Seaman
The rise in teen suicide is affecting communities across Colorado, but it’s been an issue for some time, with suicide now the leading cause of death for teens and children in this state.
Agustina Palafox at the UpValley Family Centers office in St. Helena.
While rolling vineyards, and fine wines and dining come to mind when most of the world thinks of the Napa Valley, the financial burden Agustina Palafox faces because of housing costs is not unusual here.
Miranda Hernandez and her mom, Adelina, stand inside their new home.
Standing in the Fountaingrove neighborhood, you can see the scar of the Tubbs fire stretch across the hillside. Two years later, the trees are still charred and the sounds of reconstruction are constant.
The March of Dimes released a report Wednesday on how the country and cities are faring with premature births.
Black babies in Wake County are six times more likely to die before they reach their first birthday than white babies.

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