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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.

KXAN built its own databases compiled from district clerk records and used them to analyze mental competency details in Texas.
An examination of shortfalls in Texas' oversight of the state hospital waitlist spotlights unreliable data and records that aren’t kept, like the race and ethnicity of people on the waitlist and how many die each year before getting to the hospital.
Portable sink in Skid Row missing soap dispenser surrounded by trash
Part six of a 20-month long investigation looking into hygiene stations that the City of Los Angeles distributed to homeless encampments.
State leaders, law enforcement and mental health advocates unveil Texas’ “Eliminate the Wait” plan at the 2021 Judicial Summit.
By October 2021, the number of people stuck in jail waiting for a state hospital bed had grown to a new record of 1,838 people.
Photo of case workers downtown.
“They often refer to us as a restorative justice court, where we focus on assisting repeat offenders and connecting them to services so that those repetitive offenses stop,” said the court's administrator.
KXAN
In Texas, those charged with crimes and found mentally incompetent are entitled to treatment at a state hospital before returning to jail and standing trial. The failing system waitlists hundreds. Sometimes they die sooner than receiving treatment.
A decommissioned plane sits on the tarmac in the former Air Force base in Blytheville on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021.on Friday, Nov. 5,
"There used to be a time when license plates had numbers on it for each county based on population and Pulaski County was one and Jefferson County and Mississippi County were two and three."
Intermediate students in a Native American boarding school at Beaulieu, Minnesota.
This story was published in partnership with Mother Jones and The Fuller Project. Support for this reporting was provided by the USC Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism National Health Journalism Fellowship.
11Alive
A teenage boy left at a hospital in December 2019 triggered 11Alive’s investigation into child abandonment. His mom says there’s a lot we don’t know about that day.
From left, Jacqueline Blocker, Dr. Syeachia Dennis, Marnie Jackson, and LaBrisa Williams.
Black Oklahomans are 50% more likely than white Oklahomans to die from maternity-related complications. Black babies in Oklahoma are almost 2.5 times more likely than white babies to die before their first birthday.
While progress to address poor birth outcomes among Black Oklahomans has been slow, women are taking action themselves.
While progress to address poor birth outcomes among Black Oklahomans has been slow, women are taking action themselves.

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