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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.

The patients who need these potentially lifesaving services the most can’t always get them.
The amount of tree canopy, and the shade it provides, varies throughout Rochester Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. S Goodman Street headi
In its announcement that Rochester's trees should be protected, the Landmark Society of Western New York's cited a Democrat and Chronicle 2022 series on the topic.
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After years of steady waitlist growth, state data shows a glimmer of hope for an eventual turnaround.
La última clínica de aborto en la frontera sur de Texas
This story was produced as a project for the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism's National Fellowship.
Adriel, 3, eats some berries with the other children whom child care provider Miren Algorri, standing, serves at her home.
California reimburses providers based on what families can pay, rather than what it costs to provide care. To bridge the gap, providers serving the state’s neediest children must get by on low pay
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Some educators in Michigan are training to avoid using restraint and seclusion in the classroom, here's how.
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Fed up with a Michigan school system that used seclusion on their autistic son, Bennett Solomond's parents moved the family to Pennsylvania in 2019.
As a freshman at Arroyo Valley High School, Makayla Keeme-Anweiler, 18, was bullied by other girls. Happily, she participated in
Students learn how bullying impacts one another and create their own plans to help.
How to find child care and get help paying for it: A parents’ guide
There’s aid available, but the system can be tough to navigate. Here’s what parents need to know.
Zaira Reynoso juggles caring for her 2-week-old baby, Ander, and checking email at her home in Chula Vista.
The state is supposed to help families afford child care. But few qualify for help, and most of those who do are not being served.



The nation’s overdose epidemic has entered a devastating new phase. Drugs laced with fentanyl and even more poisonous synthetics have flooded the streets, as the crisis spreads well beyond the rural, largely white communities that initially drew attention. The death rate is escalating twice as fast among Black people than among white people. This webinar will give journalists deep insights, fresh story ideas and practical tips for covering an epidemic that killed more than 107,000 people in the U.S. last year. Sign-up here!


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