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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.

Bullying, Substance Use and Segregation
An apparent link between risky behavior and bias-related bullying tends to be stronger in California’s more segregated counties.
Rusty, a miniature donkey and certified therapy animal, visits inmates in a mental health therapy session.
Rusty the miniature donkey's effect on the group of seven severely mentally ill inmates at the West Valley Detention Center, San Bernardino County’s largest jail, was obvious.
Flossie Horace takes oxygen levels and weighs her 3-month-old grandson every morning in her Roanoke home.
Flossie Horace said she would have been too nervous to care for her grandson without the seemingly simple-looking equipment that allowed her grandson’s nursery to become a sophisticated communication center linked with doctors at the University of Virginia.
Lynne Russell, of Hawley Pa., holds a photo of her late son, Patrick, on July 25, 2019, as she sits with her husband Patrick.
Patrick Russell was one of almost 500 people to die in Southern California jails in the past decade. A grand jury report found almost half of the deaths in Orange County jails from 2014 to 2017 may have been preventable.
Dr. Yvonne Newberry at the University of Virginia participates via video in colposcopy clinics at the Wise health department and
Last year, the University of Virginia marked its 1,000th telestroke consultation in its first three years. Thirty-five to 40 patients a month in rural hospitals benefit from specialty care that they wouldn’t otherwise have had.
Protestors have camped outside Ballad Health's Holston Valley Medical Center since May 2 over plans to downgrade trauma.
Even Ballad Health’s most ardent supporters are frustrated with the health care system’s seeming failure to respond to concerns about patient care.
Clinician Marvin Rodriguez checks on an inmate in a suicide-watch cell at West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga on Fr
The department has taken a number of steps since it was sued in 2016 by the Prison Law Office, which alleged that San Bernardino County jails were violating the constitutional rights of its almost 6,000 inmates.
The Robert Presley Detention Center in downtown Riverside is the county’s largest jail and has the most medical services for inm
When an expert on correctional health care toured Riverside County’s jails in 2015, he found a shocking situation: For the past two years, one lone physician had been on staff to serve a system that booked almost 60,000 inmates a year.
Andy Lewandowski, center, of Anaheim takes part in a rally outside the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange on Saturday, July 20, 2019 t
Critics of Orange County’s jails fear that not enough action is being taken to improve health care in the wake of a series of recent watchdog reports that raised serious concerns about inmates’ well-being.

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