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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.

Economic Hardship May Be Factor In Domestic Violence Cases
A report published by the Los Angeles County Public Health Department shows economic hardship and an inability to support one’s family because monthly earnings do not cover monthly expenses may contribute to the disproportionate rates of domestic violence toward African-American women.
Rose Brown makes pico de gallo at Pacific Pantry's one-year anniversary celebration in May.
Due to the loss of its Community Development Block Grant dollars on Friday, the pantry gave out bags of cereal, milk, pasta and canned vegetables, Community Food Council Program Director Amanda Hixson said.
Shayne Britt and Roxie Reyes examine a delicata squash at Food For People's Mobile Produce Pantry in Klamath.
Food For People’s Mobile Produce Pantry make stops to the outlying areas of Humboldt County as far east as Orleans and as far south as Redway. The program makes a point of visiting areas that don’t have the variety of produce available in more populated areas.
This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Nikie Johnson, a participant in the USC Center for Health Journalism's 2018 Data Fellowship....
Most domestic violence incidents still unreported, report says
Four years after the city of Los Angeles expanded its domestic abuse response team program to all 21 divisions in the Los Angeles Police Department, a report says the program falls short of its target due to low levels of implementation by patrol officers.
A Carver Elementary School student plays tetherball on the schoolyard at sunset with a staffer from the after-school program.
The series has received support from the Fund for Journalism on Child Well-Being, a program of USC's Center for Health Journalism....
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Klamath residents will be able to score fresh produce next week courtesy of Food for People.
Josh Norris, Brigette Norris, Georgiana Gensaw and Aristea Saulsbury speak about food access in the native community of Klamath.
Though transportation is a barrier for residents trying to feed their families, solving food scarcity in Klamath is more complex than establishing a market in the community, a panel of local native peoples said.
Darryl and Cecilia Lester at their home in a redeveloped housing project in Tacoma, Washington.
Darryl Lester was at his mom’s place in Tacoma, Washington, when a letter he’d been waiting for arrived in the mail. At 40, he was destitute, in pain and out of work.
A sampling of snacks offered at various after school programs throughout Los Angeles.
Cheetos. Oreos. Capri Sun. That's just a sampling of the items that can be found on the menu every day at city-operated rec centers in Los Angeles, despite a high prevalence of childhood obesity in the county and a nutrition policy that the city adopted in 2005.

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