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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.

Robert Hensley panhandles for enough money to buy some heroin which treats his pain and his addiction in Indio, April 8, 2019.
The Desert Sun surveyed 200 people experiencing homelessness in the Coachella Valley about health needs and access to health care.
The homeless take refuge in a vacant lot in Indio, January 19, 2019.
This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Nicole Hayden, a participant in the USC Center for Health Journalism's 2019 Data Fellowship....
Hospitals Try to Balance Care, Financial Constraints
Making behavioral health pencil out has become a greater challenge for San Diego hospitals like Scripps, Sharp HealthCare, Palomar Health and UC San Diego Health.
Tye Harris opens his Central Track Music Honor vinyl record at the Granada Theater in Dallas.
The suicide rate has grown faster for young black and Latino males in Texas over the last 10 years, a Dallas Morning News analysis of CDC data found.
The Times-Picayune wins National Press Foundation award for ‘Children of Central City’
“The Children of Central City,” a NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune multimedia series examining the long-term impact of trauma on New Orleans’ children, has won the National Press Foundation’s Carolyn C. Mattingly Award for Mental Health Reporting.
 A school bus on the unpaved Indian service route 5010 near Sanostee. The seven-mile corridor connects as many as 2,500 resident
In rain or snow, Route 5010 in New Mexico is impassable — a quagmire that highlights the government’s shameful neglect of Native people.
Hitch a ride and check out the Hope Buss, a Louisville grocery ride service
The Hope Buss offers free rides to the grocery store for people without personal transportation.
“Toxic City: Sick Schools,” a three-part Inquirer investigative series, won the $5,000 Gannett Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism, which will be presented to The Inquirer at IRE’s June conference in Houston.
Part 2: EDs Deal With Shortfalls In Mental Health Care
The rise in patients has left hospitals searching for solutions, with an eye toward the bottom line. It’s costly to care for patients languishing in emergency departments, running up losses in behavioral health, hospitals say.
Special Report: Bottleneck in Psych Care Leaves Hospitals, Patients in the Lurch
A San Diego Business Journal examination, which included multiple public records requests, revealed the extent of the patient backlog.

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