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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.

More than 41,000 adults get mental health services from San Diego County. Still, as many as 10,000 in need of help may be falling through the cracks.

Ricky Hanna, CEO of EVI, speaks about the electric vehicles his company produces during a press conference at the UPS Distribution Facility in San Bernardino on Wednesday, July 17, 2013.

Air quality improvements have measurably improved life expectancy throughout the United States.

Activists Sound Off as State Prepares to Enact Abortion Regulations

As the state health department prepares to implement stringent new abortion facility regulations approved by lawmakers in July, abortion rights advocates continue to voice concerns that the rules will endanger women.

A city zoning law could help curb the number of advertisements for cigarettes and sugary drinks in Philadelphia.

While Abortion Faces New Limits, Women's Health Gets a Financial Boost

In the 2013 legislative session, lawmakers sought to mitigate the impact of 2011 budget cuts with the largest financial package for women’s health services in state history. Yet, women’s health advocates have raised concerns that the financing does not go far enough and about abortion restrictions.

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.

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