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Asthma is the most common cause of hospital stays for children. It can strike anyone, but has a disproportionate impact on low-income and African-American children. Katy Murphy, a 2012 National Health Journalism Fellow, shares lessons learned from her Fellowship project for the Oakland Tribune

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Chicago Photographer Carlos Javier Ortiz, a 2012 National Health Journalism Fellow, has been chronicling the impact of violence on Chicago youth for six years.

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Working as a team for NBC4 Southern California my colleague Melissa Pamer and I will take on and humanize a hot topic as part of our 2013 California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship: childhood obesity.

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The community of Boyle Heights, lying just across the river from downtown Los Angeles, is almost entirely Latino. The neighborhood's history extends back through a century of planning blunders, racist policies and rapid urban development. But improvements are in progress.

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My colleague Michelle Valles and I plan a unique online-broadcast collaboration that we'll begin to realize through the California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship this month. We believe a focus on food will let us be more personal in our storytelling and more intimate with our subjects.

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An expert told this reporter in an interview about childhood obesity that it remains a major threat to kids’ health, the emotional issues surrounding it are at least as important – if not more so. And these issues aren’t covered often in the media.

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The Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism provides grants of $2,500 to $10,000 for reporting on critical health issues facing underserved communities.

 

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I've been selected to participate in the California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship sessions in Los Angeles. Here's my game plan.

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Even as much of California’s housing market has begun to recover, foreclosures and vacant homes continue to plague the South Los Angeles community of Watts.

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