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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.

Vlai Ly is a Hmong-American writer and photographer working in Sacramento. He wrote this essay while assisting SN&R with the USC
"It was Laos, and the elders, that taught me that we create community and community creates us," writes Vlai Ly, a Hmong-American writer and photographer working in Sacramento.
Mai Yang, a Hmong refugee who’s father was killed fighting for the CIA’s “Secret Army,” sits remembering those days in her home
Health workers and a younger generation help Hmong elders overcome a devastating past in one Northern California community.
Several San Francisco city departments have seen challenges as they implement sexual orientation and gender identity, or SOGI, q
Matthew S. Bajko is a recipient of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism's 2017 California Fellowship. 
The story was produced as a project for USC Annenberg's 2018 National Fellowship.
We placed a sensor inside the home of Cristina Sanchez (L) and her husband Felino Chanax (next to L), in Maywood, in southeast L
Molly is one of the recipients of the 2018 Impact Fund, a program of USC Annenberg's Center for Health Journalism....
In a Victoria motel parking lot, Zoey Bowman sits on the ground and pouts in front of her mother's minivan in September. The 5-y
This article was produced as a project for the University of Southern California Center for Health Journalism’s National Fellowship.
The activists leading an Idaho ballot initiative on Medicaid expansion have taken to the road in the Medicaid Mobile, now a fami
An Idaho native helping to lead the effort to bring more health care to lower-income residents gave a blunt assessment: “It’s a tragedy if we lose,” he said. “If we win, we make history.”
Early-childhood advocates see cannabis challenges rise as tobacco sales fall
As more states consider legalizing marijuana, California's First 5 agencies are on the forefront of educating the public about the impacts during pregnancy and in homes with young children.
A customer buys a gallon of milk in the Cash Saver grocery store on Wilson Avenue. Sept. 25, 2018
Residents of Shelby Park have long bemoaned their lack of options for healthy and affordable food, and those who shopped at the Save-A-Lot will likely have to travel a mile farther.
A woman died last year in a heat wave in this normally cool and foggy west side San Francisco neighborhood. But Parkside, like e
Molly is one of the recipients of the 2018 Impact Fund, a program of USC Annenberg's Center for Health Journalism. 

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