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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.

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.
Sequel announced that it will close its Clarinda, Iowa, youth facility after a review.
One of the nation’s largest youth residential treatment programs is shutting down after California officials, prompted by a Chronicle and Imprint investigation into rampant abuse allegations, decided to stop sending vulnerable children there.
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.
In Unalaska, the only commuter airline went out of business during the pandemic. That poses especially serious obstalces for pregnant women, who can’t postpone appointments.
Alaska women who live in rural and remote communities usually travel to city centers to give birth — against incredible geographical odds. It hasn’t always been this way. COVID-19 has made a hard trip even more daunting.
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.



Domestic violence affects tens of millions of Americans every year. Yet media outlets mostly treat incidents as "cops" items, if they cover them at all, as opposed to treating domestic violence as a public health problem. Our free two-day symposium will help journalists understand the root causes and promising prevention, intervention and treatment approaches.  Plus participants will be able to apply for grants to report California-focused projects.

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 United States? The USC Center for Health Journalism seeks an enterprising and experienced journalism leader for our new position of “Manager of Projects.” 



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