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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.

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Not Broken is a new original one-hour documentary from Arizona Public Media that presents a candid, unflinching, yet hopeful portrait of youth living with mental health challenges.
DJJ Secretary Christina K. Daly walks the grounds of the Miami-Dade lockup. Emily Michot
This article and others in this series were produced as part of a project for the University of Southern California Center for Health Journalism’s National Fellowship, in conjunction with the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism....
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The lawmaker who oversees a powerful criminal justice committee said he will lead a much-needed reform of Florida's juvenile justice system in the wake of a Miami Herald series that detailed the existence of a mercenary system in which detainees are rewarded for pounding other youths.
Razor wire surrounding the Palm Beach Youth Academy in West Palm Beach. Emily Michot
Florida's Dept. of Juvenile Justice Secretary came out swinging against the Miami Herald Monday, saying the Fight Club investigation that uncovered the use of excessive force and other misconduct by agency staff depicted “isolated events."
Emory Jones points to a scar on his arm that he says he received when Uriah Harris.
When juvenile detention worker Uriah T. Harris heard the boys in his charge using profane language, he calmly offered a choice: they could be struck with a broom handle or receive demerits that could lengthen their stay. Many boys were hit with the broom.
Hugo Secundino, 42, holds a weathered picture of his deceased son Angel.
The headlines generated by Angel Secundino's killing faded quickly. But his death links four generations still struggling with the regrets, emotional wreckage and fear that come when loved ones become immersed in the gang lifestyle.
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Harvey Barkin wrote this story while participating in the USC Center for Health Journalism‘s California Fellowship.  Other stories in the series include: Full-scope Medi-Cal granted to undocumented children below 19 years old but for how long? Isabella's story
Overhead pipes at John B. Kelly Elementary School in 2015 display the building’s longstanding problem with mold, teachers say.
Toxic City is supported by grants from the Lenfest Institute for Journalism, the University of Southern California Center for Health Journalism and the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism....
Elord Revolte was beaten to death in 2015 at the Miami juvenile lockup. Although the attack was captured on surveillance video.
This article and others in this series were produced as part of a project for the University of Southern California Center for Health Journalism’s National Fellowship, in conjunction with the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

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