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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.

On June 5, community leaders helped with a pop up vaccination clinic in Carson, Calif.
Advocates highlight how factors like colonial history contributed to likely disproportionate Covid toll on the community.
Marissa Espiritu / CapRadio
Advocates say there are steps we can take as individuals to understand “rape culture” and the roles we may play in it. Learning about how to interact with and respect each other can start as early as kindergarten.
Marissa Espiritu / CapRadio
You might feel at a loss If someone comes to you for support after they’ve been sexually assaulted. What you do and say in the immediate aftermath can help, or make things worse.
John David Adena, 31, of Redding
This story is produced as part of a larger project by Matthew Brannon, a participant in the 2020 California Fellowship.
This introduction piece is part of a larger project, After The Assault, which aims to change the conversation around sexual violence to better support survivors seeking healing and justice. USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s Impact Fellow, Sammy Caiola, helps us understand survivor experie
Luz Vazquez Hernandez talks about the papers she wrote for scholarships for college. Vazquez, 18, is the daughter of farmworkers
First-person stories from migrant families: A teen spends her schooldays in the fields. A middle-schooler tries to do better. A father carries guilt.
Marissa Espiritu / CapRadio
Survivors say the meticulous medical exam that some sexual assault survivors undergo can be taxing and retraumatizing. But the DNA samples collected become evidence that can make or break an investigation.
Marissa Espiritu / CapRadio
Many survivors who choose to report to law enforcement say their interactions with officers left them feeling blamed, dejected and angry.
Marissa Espiritu / CapRadio
Many survivors who decide to report their rapes don’t necessarily get justice. They must navigate the complicated maze that is the investigation process for sexual assaults.
Westgate Gardens Care Center staff held a vigil at the nursing home, calling for boosted pay and better treatment.
COVID-19 outbreaks in local nursing homes have been one of the main drivers of Tulare County COVID-19 infections.



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