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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.

Arkansas child abuse hotline operator Brittany Irby works on abuse reports at her workstation on Jan. 27
This is what happens when the hot line receives a report of alleged child maltreatment, according to interviews with Arkansas State Police and Arkansas Department of Human Services officials, state documents and state webpage.
Sequel Youth & Family Services announced this week that it will close Wyoming residential campus Normative Services Inc. “after
A Wyoming treatment center where California had long sent troubled youth will shut down in March, following a Chronicle and Imprint investigation into violent abuse at its campus and others operated by Sequel Youth & Family Services.
U.S. Rep. Robert C. Scott, D-Virginia.
The school district shares student data with the Sheriff’s Office, which uses it to identify potential future criminals.
It took Kilroy Watkins several months to get transitional housing in order to be released from an Illinois prison.
It can be hard for people returning from a prison sentence to secure the housing they need to successfully reenter communities. And the COVID-19 pandemic has made it even harder.
Sarai Camarillo (right) shares headphones with her sister, Isamari Lucero, 13, as she learns remotely from their Little Village
The virus has already devastated Camarillo’s family, killing her father and destabilizing the entire family. They say they can’t take any more.
Rep. Shawn Thierry and her daughter, Klaire.
Shawn Thierry can’t recall the moment she gave birth, but she does remember how she almost died.
DaeJah Seward is seen outside her place of work in Sacramento, Calif. on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020.
California will spend more than $8 million to find safer homes for children returning from troubled out-of-state residential programs, in response to a recent investigation into rampant reports of abuse at the facilities.
(Wesley Lapointe)
These groups, and others, will need to drop their opposition to vaccination for the shots to work statewide.
Gerica Cammack near her home in North Birmingham, Ala.
Thousands of U.S. Public Housing Residents Live in the Country’s Most Polluted Places
Florida Department of Health in Collier Count, DOH-Collier, health professionals secure a test sample, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020
This story by Janine Zeitlin, a participant in the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism's 2020 Data Fellowship.

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