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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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As part of an 11Alive investigative series, this story examines the gaps in Georgia's system to help children with mental and developmental disabilities.
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Across California, data show that the youngest students have either missed school entirely, or if they did stay enrolled, had online learning experiences that were developmentally inappropriate at worst and challenging at best.
We monitored three hand-washing stations over the course of multiple days that were also missing soap.
A city program that brought hundreds of hand-washing stations and portable toilets to the doorstep of dozens of encampments during the height of the pandemic comes to an abrupt end.
Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times
The state's Crime Victim Compensation Program reimburses victims of violent crime for costs related to injury and loss.
The AB&I Foundry in East Oakland
For years, East Oakland residents were told the air they breathe is safe. New data suggests that’s not actually the case.
Daniel Nass
A review of thousands of records showed the state program struggles to reach survivors in need, and paid out claims in less than half of all cases.
Lydia Fu for The Trace
Less than 40% of applicants are compensated, but many more never apply in the first place.
Olivia Obineme for The Trace
Most stories about violence focus on neighborhoods with extremely high murder rates. Residents of Roseland experience shootings at a more typical pace.
The Trace
Thousands of people are shot in the Chicago area each year, sending waves of shock and grief throughout the city.
Fifth-grade teacher Uyslamis Echeverria-Ramos helps a student at RCMA Immokalee Community School in Immokalee.
Enrollment and attendance dropped as students faced a digital divide and took on jobs. Yet some rose to higher educational heights than ever before.

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