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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.

Chrishana Bunting, 16, and Lizette Pierce, 16, pose for a photo inside the Lincoln High School library in San Diego on Feb. 13,
Black girls are called “fast” and boys are seen as men. Both lose their innocence thanks to adultification bias.
Shamari White, 26, poses for portraits at Meridian Hill/ Malcolm X park in Washington, D.C., on March 5, 2023. White experienced
Black girls are so often viewed as sex objects that the blame is shifted to the girls being sexualized instead of the adults.
Cherry DeJesus looks at a photo of herself as a 4-year-old girl in her New Jersey home on Feb. 26, 2023. She’s a survivor of chi
One in four Black girls will be sexually abused before age 18. When the women we spoke to told their parents, they weren’t protected.
Abraham Jarvis, 18, poses for a photo at John F. Kennedy Park in San Diego on Feb. 10, 2023. Last year when Jarvis was 17, he wa
In and out of schools, Black youth fear for their lives. And, for one teen in California, that fear comes every time he gets in his car.
Los Angeles County's Men's Central Jail
In 2015, LA County created a program to reduce the number of mentally ill people trapped in jail. Instead, the number has increased significantly.
David Johnson at his home.
The one-time economic engine of the 'Harlem of the West' has become an environmental disaster area—and the city isn't taking it seriously.
USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism
A reader’s guide to what adultification bias is, how it shapes the lives of Black children, and why this stereotype of Black childhood needs to change.
Photo Illustration by Slate. Photos courtesy of Jackie Guzman.
A woman who lived her life homeless in Los Angeles almost got the help she needed. Her story shows everything could be different.
From IL Latino News
Transgender and non-binary people are often excluded from the conversation on "period poverty."
Community Conversation: What Is Period Poverty?
Stigma leaves many without the products or knowledge they need to maintain a healthy period, a new reporting project finds.



The Center for Health Journalism’s 2023 National Fellowship will provide $2,000 to $10,000 reporting grants, five months of mentoring from a veteran journalist, and a week of intensive training at USC Annenberg in Los Angeles from July 16-20. Click here for more information and the application form, due May 5.

The Center for Health Journalism’s 2023 Symposium on Domestic Violence provides reporters with a roadmap for covering this public health epidemic with nuance and sensitivity. The next session will be offered virtually on Friday, March 31. Journalists attending the symposium will be eligible to apply for a reporting grant of $2,000 to $10,000 from our Domestic Violence Impact Reporting Fund. Find more info here!


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