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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.

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.
A hand painted sign in the hallway of the International Student Admissions and Enrollment office in Prince Georges County.
In part three of our series on undocumented children, we look at how Prince George’s county schools are focusing on mental health supports for them.
Prince George's County schools are offering immigrant students English language courses, mental health support and guidance coun
Schools in the county are changing curriculums to ensure immigrant students are welcomed and supported.
Last year, the Office of Refugee Resettlement placed 1,558 children in Prince George’s County – the fourth-highest number after
This story is part of a larger project by Kavitha Cardoza, a participant in the 2019 National Fellowship, who is exploring the unprecedented challenges education professionals must address when they attempt to create and manage programs and services to support undocumented children who are navigatin
Diane Stein, center, and members of her organization Citizens Commission on Human Rights, have been working for years to advocat
When it comes to children, Florida's law regarding involuntary commitments for psychiatric treatment is applied inconsistently.
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The third story in The Tribune’s “Substandard of Living” series examining the experiences of low-income renters living in poorly maintained housing in San Luis Obispo County.
Hartsfield Elementary School in Tallahassee employs a concept called conscious discipline to help address early childhood trauma
To keep children from being committed under the Baker Act, some schools are addressing early childhood trauma and changing their approach to student discipline.
Olga Contreras maestra en la escuela Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy en La Villita. (Michelle Kanaar / WBEZ)
En la primaria Saucedo en La Villita, Olga Contreras lucha contra la pérdida palpable de aprendizaje, un estudiante y un día a la vez
In the midst of the pandemic, a new foster care model based on community living and known as a "children's village" has opened up to foster youth on the Cheyenne River Reservation.

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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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