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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 Rev. Jeffrey M. Parker prays during a service at Community Reformed Church in the Sobrante Park neighborhood.
This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Suzanne Bohan and Sandy Kleffman, participants in the  Other stories in this series include:
John Fitzpatrick awaits his appointment during his monthly asthma clinic at Children's Hospital Oakland in Oakland, Calif., on T
This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Suzanne Bohan and Sandy Kleffman, participants in the  Other stories in this series include:

Cheap doesn't necessarily mean safe when it comes to powerful cleaning products. New America Media environmental editor Ngoc Nguyen reports on efforts by environmental justice advocates to educate low-income consumers about how to stay healthy while keeping clean.

The Laotian teenager was hearing voices saying that he needed to die. He wasn't sleeping or eating. He was losing weight. And he was convinced some force was trying to push him from a second-story window.

Family counselor Jorge Ruiz Chacón follows an ancient path to healing. At Western Washington University, he learned the same techniques in college psychology courses that his grandmother taught him. He just learned them in a different way.

She was just 13 when the man tried to rape her. She got away.

He came back with a gun, she said, attacking her inside her parents' house in Cuauhtémoc, a town in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico.

Community health care patients needing specialty care

Mary Agnes Carey wrote her fellowship project story about community health care patients needing specialty care.

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease
California state prison bucks trend and builds medical staff

Two years ago, poor medical care in state prisons accounted for about one inmate death each week. A federal judge took over and the state terminated about 60 substandard physicians. That's left many prisons without enough doctors, but not the Calipatria prison about 100 miles east of San Diego. KPCC's Julie Small reports on one doctor who's quickly building the staff.

Training Hmong shaman in the ways of Western medicine is saving lives in Merced

To the Hmong, illness is often a sign that a spirit has been wronged, is seeking revenge or wants to settle a favor bestowed in the past. Laurie Udesky explores how teaching Hmong shamans more about Western medicine can help save lives.

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