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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.

(Photo by July Leonard/News&Observer)
North Carolina has one of the worst records in the nation for the deaths of children a year or younger. The rate of black babies’ deaths is a big reason.
Dustin Wallis, a 39-year-old nonsmoker, receives an infusion to treat stage 4 lung cancer at Utah Cancer Specialists.
Utah has the lowest smoking rate in the nation, yet lung cancer kills more people than any other cancer. What’s going on?
Wayne Corbridge, Sego Homes owner, reads about radon during a continuing education class called Radon.
This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Rich Lord, a participant in the 2019 National Fellowship. Other stories in this series include: 10 ways to protect your family from radon Lethal and lawless The radioactive killer  
State programs and efforts by private organizations have reduced North Carolina’s infant mortality rate to its lowest ever, but the state still has a stubborn problem with high levels of black infant mortality.
Richard yawns in mom Jessica Murrell Berryman’s lap as she works remotely from the family’s Durham home Dec. 6, 2019.
Deaths of African-American babies declined most quickly in states that expanded Medicaid coverage, researchers have found. North Carolina isn’t one of those states.
Episode 1: The Rain
This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Will James, a participant in the 2019 National Fellowship. Other stories in this series include: Introducing: Outsiders, a story about homelessness Episode 2: What Happened Here
Clouds spew from a cooling tower at PECO’s nuclear generating station.
How researchers discovered radon’s toxic trail.
Photo illustration by Michelle Budge
Ignorance is not bliss, choose to take action now.
Eleanor Divver, radon project manager for the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, holds a favorite illustration of lungs.
How Utah’s hands-off approach to radon is putting people at risk.
Chelsea and Ethan Holtsoi in front of their cabin near Many Farms on the Navajo Reservation.
Asthma is on the rise across the United States, and the problem is particularly grave on reservations.



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