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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.

Maria G. Contreras, Andrea Guevara-Castro, Johana Fuentes y Edgar Castellanos
This story was produced by Ida Mojadad, a participant in the 2019 Data Fellowship, who is investigating the efficacy of the health access program Healthy SF in San Francisco....
Maria G. Contreras, Andrea Guevara-Castro, Johana Fuentes and Edgar Castellanos
While other options have emerged, Healthy SF helps those who might otherwise fall through the cracks.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) in January 2020 met with advocates for the Marshallese community, who urged her to help re
For two decades, victims of U.S. nuclear bomb tests fought to obtain the Medicaid eligibility that was promised them. In the waning days of 2020, they won.
A Census Bureau survey last month revealed nearly one in four New Yorkers reported feeling anxiety for at least half of the prev
It’s time to get good at talking about mental health.
Dr. Myron Glick.
This story was produced as a larger project by Tim O'Shei for the 2020 National Fellowship, which focuses on explaining the myriad mental health challenges refugees face and taking readers up close to those realities through the experience of families....
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Four hours after a federal judge ordered his immediate release from custody, on a Tuesday afternoon in April, Euka Wadlington said goodbye to prison life.
Loretta Jones with her children, from left, Grenderline, 11, Christopher Michael, 4, and Frederick, 12.
This project was produced by Dan Levin as part of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2020 National Fellowship.
Kuresha Noor came to Buffalo in 2013 as a refugee from Somalia after living in a refugee camp in Uganda.
Successfully resettling refugees, which in Western New York is coordinated by a small group of local agencies, requires a complex set of community interactions.
The Salt Lake Tribune) Cedar Ridge Academy has a new owner as of February and a new name as the Makana Leadership Academy
Tribune analysis identifies youth treatment centers with higher rates of reported sexual abuse.
Jenny Delos Santos lost her job while sick with COVID-19, experiencing the double whammy of the pandemic
The virus has sickened Filipinos disproportionately and led to widespread job losses.



As public health officials like to say, "COVID-19 isn't done with us." And journalists know that we're not done with COVID-19. Apply now for five days of stimulating discussions on the pandemic's disproportionate impact on people of color -- plus reporting and engagement grants of $2k-$10k and five months of mentoring while you work on an ambitious project.

Domestic violence affects tens of millions of Americans every year. Yet media outlets mostly treat incidents as "cops" items, if they cover them at all, as opposed to treating domestic violence as a public health problem. Our free two-day symposium will help journalists understand the root causes and promising prevention, intervention and treatment approaches.  Plus participants will be able to apply for grants to report California-focused projects.

Are you passionate about helping journalists understand and illuminate the social factors that contribute to health and health disparities at a time when COVID-19 has highlighted the costs of such inequities? Looking to play a big role in shaping journalism today in the United States? The USC Center for Health Journalism seeks an enterprising and experienced journalism leader for our new position of “Manager of Projects.” 



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