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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 COVID-19 pandemic has complicated strict child welfare timelines for parents of children in foster care.
Federal offficials are concerned families could be penalized unfairly.
A field worker walks past a field of broccoli in Salinas as he takes a restroom break on April 8, 2020.
Farmworkers are essential employees during the coronavirus pandemic. But crowded living conditions could trigger an outbreak that would devastate the food supply.
The US has the highest maternal death rate of any developed nation. California is trying to do something about that
The US has the highest maternal death rate of any developed nation. California is trying to do something about that.
Racial bias in health care hurts patients. But that can change.
Families such as the Stewarts rely on a health care system that is overwhelmingly white and has historically treated patients of color poorly.
Jace Jarrett, 4, stands on his family’s large couch and peers out the window waiting for his father to come home from work on a
Philadelphia families grapple with a medical mystery: Why is this chronic condition rising so quickly in children of color?
A neighborhood devastated by the Tubbs Fire near Santa Rosa, California, on Oct. 13, 2017.
Domestic workers are using lessons learned from California’s wildfires to support their communities through the COVID-19 pandemic. They’re also pushing for legislation that could protect workers in future disasters.
Ritu Marwah
This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Ritu Marwah, a participant in the 2020 California Fellowship.  Other stories in this series include: Punjabi Truckers! Tell Us Your Health Concerns Part 2: Road Warrior
Norcal harvesting fieldworkers pick strawberries early morning on March 31, 2020.
Many H-2A farmworkers live in unsanitary, overcrowded conditions, the perfect recipe for an outbreak during a pandemic.
The Cost of Silky Soft
In this episode of Bodies, we look at how Johnson and Johnson used marketing tactics to target women of color. How did normal body odors become stigmatized and racialized?
Homeless-Oriented Housing Aimed at Saving Lives and Money
Inside Housing Matters’ plan for permanent supportive housing in Harvey West.

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