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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.

2017 California Fellow Liliana Sunn interviewed representatives of the California Immigrant Center, CoveredCalifornia and Clinica Romero about health insurance options for immigrants on KPFK-FM. Other stories in the series include: Health insurance options for immigrants
Bruce Hume, left, and Jill Gover, Ph.D. at the Palm Springs LGBT center's health clinic.
Social isolation and ageism are issues that many LGBT older adults encounter in retirement, as a growing body of academic papers and health research has documented.
Viririana Covarrubias says she was scared to tell her parents that she was pregnant at 15.
While U.S. teen birth rates have continued to decrease across all races and ethnicities, disparities persist. In 2014, nearly 75 percent of the teen births in Fresno County California were to Hispanic mothers.
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Several people who benefitted from health coverage through the Affordable Care Act's health coverage expansion gathered at a public event in Sacramento to celebrate a third failure to repeal the law.
Natalie Summers from Openhouse, right, took a photo of Sister Rose Mary Chicken and E.J. Hebert in Jane Warner Plaza.
Officials in San Francisco and Sacramento are aiming to make answering questions about sexual orientation and gender identity routine as they begin to collect this data in multiple settings and on government forms.
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Many Filipino undocumented immigrants remain fearful of seeking out helath care, even with the heightened outreach campaign for health care for undocumented children that began in May 2016.
Judy Sinpraseuth and her son, Antwone, brush their teeth together, and take a picture in the mirror in 2012. Special to the Bee
Research has shown that sex education results in fewer teen pregnancies, but in California's politically conservative San Joaquin Valley, there is a history of strong push-back against sex ed.
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Isabella was 8 years old when she came to the U.S. with her mom Daissy and her sister from Colombia.
The leadership team of the PRIDE Study.
This article is the second of three looking at LGBT data collection and was written as part of a California Health Journalism Fellowship project with the University of Southern California-Annenberg Center for Health Care Journalism.
Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News
In Oklahoma, ranked No. 1 for per capita female incarceration, kids were going missing from school because their mothers were locked up in county jail. "This was the most complicated story I’ve ever done," writes 2016 National Fellow Cary Aspinwall.

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