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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.

Community Hospitals / UCSF Fresno
Knowing this one simple truth can help areas experiencing physician shortages: Where doctors grew up can predict where they practice, but where they are trained is one of the biggest drivers.
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Differences between the two sides of Coachella Valley in California are stark, but one has a particularly harsh health impact: access to clean water. While westsiders have pools, golf courses and sprawling lawns, parts of the east have up to ten times the safe levels of arsenic in the water.
Barbara and Denny Bozman-Moss would like to see more treatment options for those with mental illness.
A common dilemma faced by law enforcement officials in Sonoma County California and across the nation: What do you do with someone whose mental health crisis does not yet present a major risk of injury or death?
Christin Farmer, 31, knew she wanted to be a doula-- or birth attendant-- since her teen years.
Christin Farmer knew she wanted to help women have babies at 16, when she watched an episode of TLC's "A Baby Story" and saw a midwife with a birthing center delivering babies.
Program assistant and a doula herself, Rod'Neyka Jones discusses mental health issues at a Birthing Beautiful Communities.
Birth attendants can positively affect outcomes for mothers and infants. But access to them is often out of reach for low-income and minority women, who have the highest rates of infant and maternal mortality.
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While access to insurance coverage remains a national debate, in the San Joaquin Valley, getting to see a doctor isn’t always easy, even for people who have coverage.
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Not everyone is happy about California's new climate change laws. Local environmental justice groups say the policies do not go far enough to address the issue and believe they actually might hurt local communities.
Jayden Lawson, now 9, lost his father to violence in 2013. At Jayden’s left is a poster from his father’s memorial service.
Many of Buffalo’s children spend years battling the consequences of violence and PTSD. School is often the best hope to support them, but the Buffalo district has been slow to act.
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At its March board meeting, Covered California analyzed how the potential change in determining financial assistance proposed in Trumpcare might effect millions of the state's residents.
Kayla Wilson, who teaches sex education courses throughout Fresno County, at work in her office at the Fresno County Office.
Before the California Healthy Youth Act went into effect last year, Fresno Unified was one of a few school districts that didn’t teach comprehensive sex education and pushback against such lessons remains.

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