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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.

Gennie Samala.
The group has a disproportionate number of nurses, health care workers and families living in multigenerational homes.
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There's a pervasive culture of disbelief in the media, pop culture, politics and law enforcement. Advocates say better training and resources for police could help.
All photos by Lexis-Olivier Ray for L.A. TACO.
While vendors watched their market share increase and collected money from the city and federal government, an L.A. TACO analysis found that hundreds of hand-washing stations and porta-potties went days, weeks and in some cases more than a month without being serviced.
A countywide task force focused on pandemic prevention efforts for the agricultural community
At least 64 agricultural workers have died of coronavirus in Santa Barbara County; 30 separate outbreaks reported among agricultural businesses.
Volunteers help load boxes of food into vehicles after asking drivers how many boxes of food they want on June 4, 2021
Every Friday afternoon from 3 to 6 p.m., the parking lot of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church on Alma Street in Palo Alto becomes a drive-thru food aid hub.
People walk into downtown Calexico after crossing the United States-Mexico border on December 1, 2020.
Often overshadowed by its larger, more affluent neighbors to the west, Imperial County had few testing and vaccination resources early on. Now, flush with vaccines, groups in the county are taking targeted efforts to reach vulnerable communities.
Marissa Espiritu / CapRadio
The way a survivor is questioned about the details surrounding a sexual assault can greatly influence their ability to access memories of that traumatic incident.
Volunteers help load boxes of food into vehicles after asking drivers how many boxes of food they want on June 4, 2021.
How a federal program to help farmers during the pandemic is changing the local food landscape
Local agricultural workers have been on the job, in person, throughout the pandemic
Community groups in Santa Barbara County have prioritized outreach in multiple languages and addressed risks of shared working, transportation and living environments for workers.
Luz Vazquez Hernandez in her room in Mulberry, Florida.
This story was produced by Janine Zeitlin, a participant in the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism's 2020 Data Fellowship.



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