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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.

A foster parent from Virginia shared her story with The Roanoke Times after her foster child was removed with no explanation.
Because Virginia operates a decentralized social services system, employees at the local level are rarely held accountable for the life-changing decisions they make for Virginia’s families.
Roanoke Times reporter Alison Graham provides some insight into the DSS Under Strain series, and shares what's in store for the second part of the series.
A home is consumed by the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018.
Climate change is fueling devastating wildfires in California, and in some cases, low-wage immigrant workers are cleaning up after them. They sweep ash out of houses and strip debris from burned buildings.
A firefighter keeps watch during the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, California on Nov. 9, 2018.
In October 2019, a stretch of dry weather and strong winds sparked dozens of wildfires across California, killing three people and destroying hundreds of homes. For the low-wage immigrants who work in those homes, fire season brings its own dangers.
Episode 5: Let's Dance
Sam Miller can help us understand how addiction and homelessness intersect because he’s lived them both. Plus he can make us laugh. He points to one reason he was able to overcome homelessness while many others get trapped.
Asthma is on the rise across the U.S., and people of color are more likely to have asthma. On Native American reservations, the problem is particularly grave.
Marc Young has spent much of his childhood in treatment centers, and he struggles with developmental disabilities, aggressive be
How fetal alcohol syndrome has slipped from Washington's agenda.
Soitza Del Real (center) and Odalis Carvajal (right) are in the current cohort of Eastside Grown fellows at Veggielution.
To many of its approximately 2 million residents, Santa Clara County’s nickname “Valley of the Heart’s Delight” might seem like less of a nod to its agricultural roots and more tragically ironic.
Resi Salvador, left, with her little brother, Hugo, in their small apartment on the north side of Salinas.
In Salinas, overcrowded, unhealthy conditions are common for tens of thousands of farmworkers.
Episode 4: Parallel Society
Despite Olympia’s efforts, hundreds of people remain in unsanctioned camps around the city. They invent ways to stay alive and help each other survive.

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