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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.

Lydia Fu for The Trace
Less than 40% of applicants are compensated, but many more never apply in the first place.
The AB&I Foundry in East Oakland
For years, East Oakland residents were told the air they breathe is safe. New data suggests that’s not actually the case.
Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times
The state's Crime Victim Compensation Program reimburses victims of violent crime for costs related to injury and loss.
Olivia Obineme for The Trace
Most stories about violence focus on neighborhoods with extremely high murder rates. Residents of Roseland experience shootings at a more typical pace.
The Trace
Thousands of people are shot in the Chicago area each year, sending waves of shock and grief throughout the city.
A baby's foot.
This story is part of a larger story led by Dana Ullman, a 2021 California Fellow who is reporting on disparities in the quality and access to health care for Latino and Indigenous peoples in Mendocino County. 
Fifth-grade teacher Uyslamis Echeverria-Ramos helps a student at RCMA Immokalee Community School in Immokalee.
Enrollment and attendance dropped as students faced a digital divide and took on jobs. Yet some rose to higher educational heights than ever before.
Volunteers with the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition load boxes of food onto their bicycles for delivery
As communities emerge from the pandemic, local thought leaders are asking whether this is a turning point that could trigger a revolution that changes local food systems for the better.
El maestro de quinto grado Uyslamis Echeverria-Ramos
This story was produced by Janine Zeitlin, a participant in the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism's 2020 Data Fellowship.
Marissa Espiritu / CapRadio
There’s no timeline for healing. The survivors in this episode have spent months and years finding ways to make themselves feel better physically, mentally and emotionally.

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