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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.

Situ and Xiaolin’s family stayed in the tiny room for nearly an entire year
Shiqiao Peng produced this story as part of her participation in the 2020 National Fellowship, a program of USC Annenberg's Center for Health Journalism.
Marisela Munoz holds a photo of her aunt, Evangelina C. Martinez, who raised her since birth, at her home in Canyon Country, Fri
As the state battles a new coronavirus surge, public health officials and lawmakers are grappling with how to better prepare skilled nursing facilities for the next infectious disease crisis.
Nadia's Minnie mouse play table, with a small guitar on it.
The number of children who are taken for involuntary psychiatric evaluations in Florida increases every year. This is the first story in a five-part series about how the state's Baker Act affects children.
Michael still has a Lakeside Academy hat and sweatshirt from his time at the facility.
California sent more than 1,000 vulnerable children to out-of-state facilities run by a for-profit company. Reports of rampant abuse followed. Now, confronted with a Chronicle and Imprint investigation, the state is bringing every child home.
Immigration restrictions and hostile rhetoric against the undocumented have had a heavy emotional toll, not only for migrant families, but also for the activists who advocate for them.
Pasco Schools superintendent Kurt Browning with Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco at a 2015 press conference.
Parents and teachers demanded reviews into the Sheriff’s Office program. Some called for it to be canceled.
Larry Malcolm Smith Jr. spoke about his experience in the foster care system at a march for Black foster youth.
A lack of coordination leaves many transition-age youth homeless, hungry, and alone.
Michelle Kanaar / WBEZ
At Saucedo Elementary in Little Village, Olga Contreras is fighting back against palpable learning loss — one day and one student at a time.
Newark has suffered the most COVID-19 deaths and cases in New Jersey.
The worst pandemic in a century has ravaged Newark and its Black community. It was a tragedy decades in the making.
Credit: Allison Maletz
The transition to virtual services upends parents hoping to get kids back from protective services.



COVID-19 has made every journalist a health reporter, whether their usual beat is crime, education or county government.  Our 2021 California Fellowship will make anyone who attends a better health reporter -- and give you a reporting grant of $2,000-$10,000 and five months of mentoring while you work on an ambitious project. Deadline to apply: March 1.

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