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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.

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A legacy of injustice and inequity underpins reproductive health care disparities faced today by people of color.
Nurse midwife Nicolle Gonzales has worked in various IHS hospitals across New Mexico and Arizona, where over the years she saw S
Native Americans travel among the farthest in the nation for maternal care. To fill the void they must rely on each other.
Christine Daniels holds her daughter as she recalls the struggles she had during her pregnancy.
As more rural hospitals and obstetric units close, the federal government is just beginning to define the scope and impact of maternity care 'deserts.'
LeToy “Toy” Lunderman
The second in a three-part series following intergenerational impacts the United States’ nearly 200 year policy of Indian boarding schools had, and continues to have, on some tribal members on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota today.
Jalitza Cardona in Santee, California on June 28, 2022.
For young women in the armed forces to consider suicide – and act on it – is far more common than their civilian peers, a new analysis by Voice of San Diego finds.
Illustration by Carolyn Ramos for Voice of San Diego
An average of more than five Marines per year died by suicide at Camp Pendleton. At least 20 took their lives in the barracks ­– and another four during training exercises.
The new facility is expected to open in November 2023 and will have 18 hemodialysis stations.
Duane Hollow Horn Bear beside his great-grandfather, Chief Hollow Horn Bear, a prominent Lakota leader who fought for his people
The first in a three-part series following the intergenerational effects that the United States government’s century and a half practice of placing Indian children in boarding schools has had on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
California’s coercive control law was enacted too late to help Blanca in her divorce from a husband she describes as manipulativ
California’s coercive control law was enacted too late to help Blanca in her divorce from a husband she describes as manipulative and emotionally abusive.
Jodee Watelet looks at a shelf dedicated to her son, Kellen Watelet, in her home in Mesquite, Nev., on Friday, May 20, 2022.
The suicide crisis among veterans has been well documented. But another dark phenomenon exists just beneath the surface in San Diego and across the country.

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