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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.

President Donald Trump and Sheriff Chris Nocco
Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco built a controversial data-driven approach to policing. He also built a wide circle of powerful friends who don’t question his tactics.
To get through the crises generated by the pandemic and the holiday season, millions of unemployed or part-time workers are turning to food banks run by government agencies or charitable organizations.
Child cowering before adult
— The evidence is unclear; some see the pandemic as a chance to revamp systems toward prevention
This story was produced as part of a large project by Jessica Bedolla, a participant in the 2020 National Fellowship, who is exploring, researching and reporting the impact of this worldwide pandemic in communities along the border. ...
Francisca Porchas is the founder of the Latinx Therapist Action Network.
The Latinx Therapists Action Network, with a presence in 20 US states, works with therapists committed to supporting immigrant communities and the movements allied with them.
Illustrations by Rachel Levit Ruiz.
Outside of the traditional foster care system exists a shadow system of potentially hundreds of thousands of children removed by CPS to their relatives or family friends—without a court case, monetary support, or due process.
Maitha Jolet photographed October 5, 2019 in Dubuque, Iowa.
The United States used their homeland for nuclear test-bombing, then denied them Medicaid. Now, their way of life in the U.S. heartland has left them prime prey for the pandemic.
Democratic lawmakers like Sen. Mazie Hirono and her Hawaii colleagues
After fleeing their homeland scarred by U.S. nuclear tests, Marshall Islanders finally get the health care that was promised them.
A classroom in Cooper Lane Elementary School in Landover Hills, Md.
In part two of our series on undocumented children, we look at a new program Prince George’s county has developed to support its English learners.
Cooper Lane Elementary School in Landover Hills, Maryland.
In the fourth part of our series on undocumented children, we look at how this approach helps improve kids’ health and academic outcomes.

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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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