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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.

Mack Blackie rides a bus to the DMV to get a new ID card. | Lynn Arditi / The public's Radio
Like so many other American cities, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Woonsocket, Rhode Island has a growing population of unhoused residents.
Carmen Diaz cleans her 9-year-old son’s room in Hamden. YEHYUN KIM / CT MIRROR
Carmen Diaz remembers what it was like to be forced out of her home — to be a 13- or 14-year-old who had to pack up her room and stay at a family friend’s house, unsure of where her family would go next.
In July, CODAC Behavioral Healthcare launched one of the first mobile clinics licensed to dispense methadone in the U.S. in more
A former mill city of roughly 43,000 people in Rhode Island is a testing ground for a new treatment program designed to bend the rising curve of opioid overdose deaths.
WA Gov. Inslee, lawmakers push budget hikes, policy changes to curb youth psychiatric boarding
Gov. Jay Inslee and other top government officials are pitching budget increases and a series of potentially transformative policy proposals aimed at curbing long psychiatric-related hospitalizations known as “boarding” among the state’s youth.
Elizabeth Rodriguez, her son, Mikey Rodriguez, 8, and teenage daughter temporarily stay at her sister’s place after being evicte
When Elizabeth Rodriguez tells her 8-year-old son that she doesn’t have any of his baby pictures, not even one or two, she starts to break down.
Caught in WA's youth mental health 'disaster,' a teen with nowhere to go
Jack Hays has stayed in the hospital for more than a year – including more than 250 days in a windowless room in the emergency department – as he waits for long-term care.
Mike Matthews holds a vial he uses when testing for nitrate in water on December 1. Each test costs $16. There are 37 reverse os
Nebraska’s groundwater is becoming increasingly laced with nitrate. And small towns, cities and rural Nebraskans are getting stuck paying the tab.
Stalled maternal mortality report shows Texas has not improved
The findings show that Texas continues to struggle to care for women during and after pregnancy, especially Black women.
But the people in these prominent positions — and the ones hiring them — say they’re still defining the role, and in some cases, fighting for buy-in and resources from others in their organizations.



The nation’s overdose epidemic has entered a devastating new phase. Drugs laced with fentanyl and even more poisonous synthetics have flooded the streets, as the crisis spreads well beyond the rural, largely white communities that initially drew attention. The death rate is escalating twice as fast among Black people than among white people. This webinar will give journalists deep insights, fresh story ideas and practical tips for covering an epidemic that killed more than 107,000 people in the U.S. last year. Sign-up here!


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