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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.

Amilcar Heredia, Eduardo Assef, Robert Santos and Isaac Fonseca stand outside Reynaldo Garza’s home after cleaning up debris in
After learning about a Vietnam veteran who moved into his car after Hurricane Harvey, volunteers from the Texas Gulf Coast jumped in to help him clean up his home.
(Photo: Alton Strupp/Courier Journal)
Over the past decade, study after study has shown that thousands of people who live within certain areas of Louisville don't have adequate access to food.
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Reporter Vicki Gonzalez spent the past year on this series as a recipient of the 2018 California Fellowship with USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism.  
Elizabeth Wilson, director of housing development for MidPen Housing, looks over a common area of the new Van Buren apartment co
"Only until people really realize there are 70 – and 80-year-old women living in their cars will we as a society be forced to change,” one local nonprofit leader says.
Carrie Whitley shows off a new garden in front of her Santa Cruz home. Habitat for Humanity Monterey Bay helped add a 500-unit A
Joy and Ben Langford know how difficult it is for a young family to afford a home in Monterey County. They rented for several years as they had three children. At the same time, Ben’s parents wanted to downsize and relocate from Texas to California to be closer to them, but they couldn't afford it.
Reynaldo Garza leans against his 2002 Ford Expedition. The 70-year-old purchased the SUV to escape from the heat and and have a
He used to sleep in a bed. In a home. That was until Hurricane Harvey struck, when the 70-year-old lost his home and almost everything he owned.
When Doris Beckman tried matching women for home-sharing on her own, she says “I got so many calls and it’s heartbreaking. You c
Like most of us, Doris Beckman, 67, had a plan for how life was going to go. But real life has a way of interrupting the imagined one.  
(Image: Park plan created by the City of Santa Rosa for Roseland Creek Community Park. Different segments of the community, with
This work is supported by a grant from the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism Impact Fund....
(Photo: "Naked ladies" at proposed Roseland Creek Park in Roseland. Among the subjects we'll be covering in our Roseland health
This work is supported by a grant from the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism Impact Fund....
Community members are speaking up in hope of changing the conversation about suicide in Amador County.
This story was produced as a project for the 2018 California Fellowship, a program of the Center for Health Journalism at USC Annenberg.  



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