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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 Texas Women’s Healthcare Coalition has raised concerns that a bipartisan effort to restore access to family planning services by expanding a state-run primary care program isn’t shaping up as planned. 

Texas Women's Health Program Claims Decline

The number of claims filed for medical and family planning services in the new state-run Texas Women's Health Program has dropped since the state ousted Planned Parenthood from it and set up its own program without federal financing, according to figures from the Health & Human Services Commission.

In-home upgrades are supposed to help kids avoid asthma attacks, missed school days and visits to the emergency room.

Pastoral scenery, views of the sea obscure the poverty and related ills that proliferate in Mendocino County California. A program under the Affordable Care Act is trying to ease these inequities by giving millions of dollars annually to distressed communities nationwide.

Suicide levels are high among Asian Americans, and the children of Indian immigrants are no exception. Stigma prevents many Indian Americans who suffer from depression from seeking help.

People suffering from serious mental illness such as schizophrenia often refuse treatment because they don't know they're sick. The San Diengo County is reviewing the mental health services available to thousands of people who are resistant to treatment.

California lawmakers scramble to make drinking water a right

In July 2011, when the Monterey County Health Department required residents not to use water from their tap for drinking or cooking, it also said, “Research is being done to find another water source.” Two years later there’s been little progress.

Undocumented patients and mixed status families pose special challenges for health care providers.

As part of a fellowship project examining a watered-down school exercise law in Colorado, I-News Network built a searchable database that presents demographic data for each school district.

Many higher-priced properties offer smoke-free apartments, now, that amenity is available to some public housing residents.

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