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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.

Protestors have camped outside Ballad Health's Holston Valley Medical Center since May 2 over plans to downgrade trauma.
Even Ballad Health’s most ardent supporters are frustrated with the health care system’s seeming failure to respond to concerns about patient care.
Clinician Marvin Rodriguez checks on an inmate in a suicide-watch cell at West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga on Fr
The department has taken a number of steps since it was sued in 2016 by the Prison Law Office, which alleged that San Bernardino County jails were violating the constitutional rights of its almost 6,000 inmates.
The Robert Presley Detention Center in downtown Riverside is the county’s largest jail and has the most medical services for inm
When an expert on correctional health care toured Riverside County’s jails in 2015, he found a shocking situation: For the past two years, one lone physician had been on staff to serve a system that booked almost 60,000 inmates a year.
Andy Lewandowski, center, of Anaheim takes part in a rally outside the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange on Saturday, July 20, 2019 t
Critics of Orange County’s jails fear that not enough action is being taken to improve health care in the wake of a series of recent watchdog reports that raised serious concerns about inmates’ well-being.
Jose Valenzuela, 39, of Long Beach, a Type 1 diabetic, spent about four days in Los Angeles County jail in January.
The first 72 hours after a person is booked into jail is when they’re at the highest risk of death, according to the director of health care for Los Angeles County’s jails.
Deborah Kravitz gives breakfast to 6-year-old Mateo Rodriguez and his 4-year-old sister AnnaLee in Klamath Glen.
“We want to ensure that our kiddos that rely on the school year’s food get fed during the summer time,” she said. “We’ve seen and we know which kids sometimes don’t get meals when the weekend comes.”
Kee’Mayah West, 8, of North Braddock, Majeur Davis, 2, of Braddock, Christopher Simmons, 3, of North Braddock, and Zuri Allen.
As their town falls down around them, North Braddock families try to protect children — and lay a foundation for their future.
Two riders on quads ride in the OHV area of Oceano Dunes in June. Laura Dickinson
This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Monica Vaughan, a participant in the 2019 California Fellowship....

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