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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.

Ondelee Perteet and his mother enjoy a light moment together.

2012 National Health Journalism Fellow Carlos Javier Ortiz has been documenting the impact of gun violence on Chicago youth for six years through compelling black and white photographs. For his Fellowship project, he documented Ondelee Parpeet's struggle to learn to live with a paralyzing injury

Elsa Gonzalez worked for four years by the company of Jack DeCoster Egg. (Jon Lowenstein / NOOR)

Are those eggs in your breakfast omelette safe to eat? 2011 National Health Journalism Fellow Jeff Kelly Lowenstein looks at the problems that led to the biggest egg recall in history.

Dying Landscapes

Chicago Photographer Carlos Javier Ortiz, a 2012 National Health Journalism Fellow, has been chronicling the impact of violence on Chicago youth for six years.

D Gregory Smith, a Bozeman-based licensed mental health counselor and executive director of AIDS Outreach, discusses the inner struggles he battled as a gay Catholic priest.  JAMES WOODCOCK

Being LGBT is not a risk factor for suicide, but the stressors they encounter, like discrimination and harassment, are directly associated with suicidal behavior. The challenge of being an LGBT youth is compounded in mostly rural Montana, where there are few places for "different" people to belong.

Driver Calvin Woodard opens his van door for Carmel Neal.

Calvin Woodard and his white van are a lifeline for those who are unable or unwilling to keep important medical appointments. 'He has a rapport sometimes that we can't have,' says a nurse practitioner.

D Gregory Smith visits with Pope John Paul II in Rome on April 12, 1991 just moments before introducing his parents. Smith and his parents met the Pope at the Clementine Chapel in the Vatican.

Montana native D Gregory Smith felt alone, helpless and suicidal as a teen about feelings for other young men. He became a priest hoping to turn off his sexuality, but ultimately decided to come out as a gay man. He now counsels LGBT high school and college students and gay men.

Dominic Liam Gliko, 20, discusses the challenges he faced as an adolescent wrestling with his sexuality, including attempts at suicide. Born female, Gliko ultimately decided to become a man.

Dr. Sheldon Wasserman, center, chairman of the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board, talks with Tom Ryan, right, executive director of the board. On the left are board members Jude Genereaux and Dr. Gene Musser. The 13-member board, appointed by the governor, includes 10 doctors and three public members.

A Wisconsin State Journal series on the state's dismal record of serious disciplinary actions against bad doctors, including ones that seriously harm or kill patients, leads to improvements.

Paul Whiting talks about his former wife Dorothy's suicide. She took her life on April 12, 1997.

Suicide survivors, those left behind after a loved one kills himself or herself, discuss dealing with the tragedy and how its stigma needs to be overcome.

Health impact assessments (HIAs) are behind an emerging idea that public transportation — or even a state park — can be part of a prescription for good health.

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