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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.

Elizabeth Crouch, 4, (center) places pinwheels in the ground with Det. Adam Corbett
Arkansas ranks high in child abuse, deaths. COVID-19 has made it worse, officials say.
As people wait to take the Binax rapid test at 24th St. Mission BART Station Plaza, they fill out online surveys that question t
The most powerful new weapon in the city’s war on Covid-19 is a mid-sized daily testing site at the 24th Street BART Plaza.
Twins Anna and Mila with their father, John Melovidov, in St. Paul.
Alaska women who live in rural and remote communities usually travel to city centers to give birth against incredible geographical odds.
irst Lady Susan Hutchinson talks about child abuse during the covid-19 outbreak on April 20, 2020, at the Governor's Conference
Arkansas Children’s Hospital saw an increase in the number and severity of child-abuse-related cases last year, a troubling pattern in a state that had high rates of child maltreatment before the onset of the covid-19 pandemic.
Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco
Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco paid nearly $15,000 in campaign funds last year to a firm run by one of his subordinates. The staffer also has new business ties to the sheriff’s wife, corporate records show.
Sen. Audrey Gibson, D-Jacksonville
Prompted by a Tampa Bay Times investigation into the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, the bill seeks greater transparency for intelligence-led police work.
Arkansas child abuse hotline operator Brittany Irby works on abuse reports at her workstation on Jan. 27
This is what happens when the hot line receives a report of alleged child maltreatment, according to interviews with Arkansas State Police and Arkansas Department of Human Services officials, state documents and state webpage.
Brittany Irby, a state child abuse hotline operator, works on abuse reports at her workstation
Arkansas is the only state in the country in which two separate state departments conduct non-criminal investigations of suspected child maltreatment.
U.S. Rep. Robert C. Scott, D-Virginia.
The school district shares student data with the Sheriff’s Office, which uses it to identify potential future criminals.
It took Kilroy Watkins several months to get transitional housing in order to be released from an Illinois prison.
It can be hard for people returning from a prison sentence to secure the housing they need to successfully reenter communities. And the COVID-19 pandemic has made it even harder.



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Are you passionate about helping journalists understand and illuminate the social factors that contribute to health and health disparities at a time when COVID-19 has highlighted the costs of such inequities? Looking to play a big role in shaping journalism today in the Uited States? The USC Center for Health Journalism seeks an enterprising and experienced journalism leader for our new position of “Manager of Projects.” 


COVID-19 has made every journalist a health reporter, whether their usual beat is crime, education or county government.  Our 2021 California Fellowship will make anyone who attends a better health reporter -- and give you a reporting grant of $2,000-$10,000 and five months of mentoring while you work on an ambitious project. Deadline to apply: March 1.


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