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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.

Alicia Corrales left a life of abuse more than 15 years ago and now seeks to help others do the same.
Fifteen years ago, 53-year-old Alicia Corrales walked away from the grips of abuse that had occurred most of her life. Today, she not only continues to heal herself but also aims to aid others whose lives have been scarred and bruised by domestic violence.
This poem was selected as the winner of The Denver Post’s teen essay contest as part of an ongoing Crisis Point project on youth suicide in Colorado. The middle-school students wrote about the loss of mutual friend who died by suicide last year.
SFUSD college-bound seniors Kamiah Brown and Benjamin Bennett prepare to emcee the African American Honor Roll celebration in Fe
San Francisco Unified is sharing some good news about graduation rates. Recent data show a jump for African American students -- to nearly 90 percent.
Introducing: Outsiders, a story about homelessness
This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Will James, a participant in the 2019 National Fellowship. Other stories in this series include: Episode 1: The Rain Episode 2: What Happened Here
Ballad Health on Monday announced it would reduce prices for patients without insurance, offer discounts to those who can’t afford their high-deductible insurance plans and use artificial intelligence to determine if patients qualify for free or reduced-cost care.
Two years since the creation of Ballad, the state has yet to release quality, access and financial reports with the public.
STAMPED OUT: Federal cutbacks to EBT card benefits will leave thousands more Santa Clara County denizens hungry
One in four county residents — including children, seniors and disabled individuals — will see their monthly government food assistance benefits wiped out early this year now that a new federal rule to alter work requirements for food stamp recipients goes into effect.
This story was reported with the support of the Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism, a program of the University of Southern California Center for Health Journalism....
Camping in motorhomes has been allowed on this area of the Oceano Dunes shoreline for decades.
A section of a popular camping area in the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area will be closed off by the end of the year — and fencing is being installed this week under an emergency permit issued to protect public health.
A Pesticide the EPA Won’t Ban Is Sickening Low-Income Californians of Color
As a child growing up in Arvin, California, Gabriel Duarte played with his brothers in an orchard 15 feet from his family’s front door. Today he plays in a prison yard. Duarte believes these two points on his 20-year timeline are related.

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