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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.

As more grocery stores close than open in Jefferson County, some residents say they're still disappointed that the buildings will not again provide food to their communities.
The May 15, 1999, edition of The (Indianapolis) Star & the News made public the child molestation charges.
Ashley wanted the abuse to stop. But Butch, her adoptive father, was always around.
Ashley Peterson smokes a cigarette just outside of her Airway Motel room in Atlanta.
I met Ashley for the first time in March 2015 at a Noodles & Company in Indianapolis. Her adoptive father Craig Peterson had arranged the meeting. He initially reached out to me about an article I'd written, then shared bits of Ashley's story.
Craig Peterson with his daughter, Ashley.
Ashley stepped out of Sandy’s red-and-white van. The 10-year-old didn’t say a word, didn’t glance back at Sandy, her adoptive mother. And she refused to meet the hazel eyes of the man waiting in front of her.
Ashley Peterson revisits the former home of Butch and Sandy Kimmerling in Anderson, Indiana.
This is Part 2 of a five-part series was produced as a project for the 2017 National Fellowship. Other stories in this series include:
Ashley's biological mother Kim Guiden stands in front of her home in Anderson, Indiana, in 2017.
Ashley would be exploited, abused and, ultimately, abandoned by people who said they cared about her. And her invisible wounds would persist for decades.
Oildale Community Action Team director Dave Kadel stands with a hypodermic needle he found.
This story is part of a series called In Recovery, about opioid addiction and treatment in the San Joaquin Valley.
Ashley Peterson looks out of the single window in her motel room at Airway Motel in Atlanta, on Thursday, July 12, 2018.
This is Part 1 of a five-part series was produced as a project for the 2017 National Fellowship, a program of USC Annenberg's Center for Health Journalism....
The United Company Foundation issued a $1 million challenge grant to Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg to be used to help lower medical school debt for doctors who agree to practice in Southwest Virginia.
(Photo by The Desert Sun)
The data showed that drug and behavioral health treatments are among the greatest needs in the community with the least available services in the Coachella Valley.

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