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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.

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This story was produced as a joint project led by Nathan O'Neal and Colton Shone, participants in the 2020 National Fellowship, that cover the variety of circumstances that contribute to health disparities in the Navajo Natio...
Hrag Bekerian, administrator of Gem Transitional Care Center, poses at the Pasadena center on Friday, August 7, 2020. The nursin
One facility was hit hard – 50-plus COVID cases and more than a dozen deaths. Another endured only 3 cases and just one patient died. Many factors likely figure in the difference.
 Caleb La Chance, 18, sits on the steps of the RV he lives in for a portrait on Tuesd
In Utah, a lucrative for-profit industry thrives with minimal regulation from state officials.
When touching the twins, Colton and Alysia apply steady pressure so they don’t overwhelm the infants with the sensation.
Pregnant women afflicted with COVID-19 face potentially terrifying ordeals, especially when the pregnancy is already high-risk.
Ed Harbur, Dave Gonzalez and Gustavo “Sky” Gonzalez with the Gonzalez’s mother, Evangelina. Evangelina became infected with COVI
Many factors can contribute to how severely the virus strikes a home, including its location and size. But having enough staff is vital, especially during a pandemic, experts say. New research backs that up.
Delia Terrazas y su hijo José Antonio, seriamente impactado por la contaminación de plomo de la planta de baterías Exide Technol
This story was produced by Rubén Tapia with support from USC Center for Health Journalism's 2020 Impact Fund. His reporting looks at how delays in the cleanup of neighborhoods contaminated by emissions from the now-shuttered Exide battery recycling plant in LA is affecting the health of residents.
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Annual hospital financial reports highlight one big-picture health care trend across California: Hospitals are making increasingly higher profits on commercially insured patients, while they’re suffering steeper losses on Medicare patients.  
Cindy Sicheang Phou of the Cambodian Family Community Center leads a breast health education workshop, funded by Susan G. Komen,
In the U.S., Cambodians and Vietnamese continue to struggle with access to culturally sensitive health care.
Ritu Marwah
Tucked into truck stops with names like Jay Bros and Antelope Truck Stop Pronghorn, the ubiquitous dhaba serves the needs of the increasing numbers of Punjabi truckers across the U.S.
Before COVID-19 started spreading in Hawaii, kids worked on their bikes at KVIBE in Kalihi. The bike shop became a food hub when
Nonprofits are pivoting to help residents in a community facing the worst outbreak of COVID-19 of any zip code in the state, along with high rates of unemployment.

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