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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.

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.
Female prisoner in cell

Studies suggest that incarcerated women have higher rates of medical and psychiatric disorders than men. But correctional health care policy has largely neglected their needs, particularly of those aged 50 and over, a TCR Special Report finds.

Eric and Connie Petereit pose for a portrait in their son's bedroom, at their home in Healdsburg, California on Thursday.
A Cotati woman describes a fragmented system of mental health care that at times treated her with dignity while at others like a criminal or animal. A Santa Rosa mother decries a system of services that abandons all but the wealthy and very poor.
Ashley Vejar and son Angel.
Kemberly Mahiri shows me one of the hundreds of thank you cards she and other counselors for Sonoma County's Teen Parent Program have received. “It just chokes me up every single time,” Mahiri tells me.
UCSF’s mobile DeLiver van brings rapid testing, blood draws, and even liver fibroscans to people living on the streets, in their
For many unhoused people living on San Francisco streets, maintaining good physical health is fairly low on a long daily to-do list. Basic survival — finding water, food, and shelter — can occupy much of one’s day and energy.
Registered nurse Amanda Day and Dr. Aswani Suthrave confer at the nurses' station.
For nearly a year, the former competitors have gathered daily to share information on patients and staffing.
Health alert: Air quality warning issued for Nipomo Mesa advises residents to stay inside
This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Monica Vaughan, a participant in the 2019 California Fellowship. Other stories in this series include: Oceano Dunes stays open to off-roading. But California still says big changes must be made Live updates: Will off-roaders be banned from O
Keeping the Homeless Out of Sight Makes Their Lives More Dangerous
Nearly 10,000 people in San Francisco are homeless, with a nightly shelter bed waitlist that hasn’t dropped below 1,000 in more than a year.
Poor air quality can trigger constant cough and asthma attacks.
Do you live or work on the Mesa? Did you know the air quality is sometimes unhealthy? It can trigger a persistent cough, asthma attacks, and even lung disease after prolonged exposure.
Victoria Carlson and Javier Kinney sing a Brush Dance song during a celebration at the mouth of Blue Creek on Monday.
Per-gish Carlson was within sight from his father’s house, where Blue Creek meets the Klamath River, where he recounted a story of Troy Fletcher and his ugly fish.



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