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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.

Due to lack of funding and stigma, law enforcement is often on the front lines for mental health crises and the aftermath of suicides in California's Mendocino County.
(Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)
The ports of LA and Long Beach together emit 100 tons of smog daily, according to air quality officials. Even more toxic chemicals are spewed by traffic, refineries and rail yards.
New Orleans Councilmember-at-Large Jason Rogers Williams, shakes hand of A. L. Davis Park Panthers head coach Shawn Scott
On the heels of the fellowship series "The Children of Central City," the New Orleans City Council recently approved a resolution calling for a citywide approach to childhood trauma.
In California's Mendocino County, startling rates of suicide highlight a severe lack of access to mental health care.
In 2017, Mendocino County voters voted for a special sales tax to improve mental health services. Is it making a difference yet?
By Emily Michot and Matias Ocner
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....
By 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....
 (Photo by Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
The New Orleans City Council unanimously approved a resolution calling for the city's public and private schools to address the role of trauma in the lives of their students.
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In Washington, D.C., the rush to capitalize on the influx of more affluent residents is having long-term effects on the health of residents young and old.
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This article was produced as a project for the 2017 California Data Fellowship, a program of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism.

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