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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.

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In our highly connected world, abusers use technology against victims to monitor, threaten, harass, and hurt them.
Shasta County Jail on June 12, 2020
In recent years, the jail has also seen the number of deaths in custody tick upward. Most of those deaths are suicides, a category of deaths some jail experts have deemed “mostly preventable.”
Nicole Canedo looks at her city-issued Medical Reimbursement Account page on her computer outside her Berkeley apartment.
San Francisco health officials are looking at how to improve access, outreach as untapped funds reach $409 million.
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. 
This story was produced as a larger project by Valeria Fernandez for the 2020 National Fellowship, which focuses on how indigenous, immigrant communities and people of color have been organizing before and during the pandemic in communities of care to find support and healing....
Melissa Alcala and her 3 year old son Gavin at their home in eastern Los Angeles in late August.
Families share experiences of living through the pandemic and what help they still need.
Educators, families and high school students honked and clapped at farmworkers around the Watsonville community during the Watso
These responses were submitted by members of an advisory board on farmworker housing that featured growers, advocates, and service providers in Monterey County, organized by The Californian reporter Kate Cimini.
A farmworker walks between rows of strawberries as he adjusts his hoodie in Watsonville, Calif.
Salinas and Monterey County as a whole are some of the least affordable places to live in the U.S., per the 2019 Harvard State of the Nation's housing study.
This screenshot of body camera footage shows police handcuffing teenage boys during a riot at Red Rock Canyon School on April 28
A review of thousands of pages of inspection records, incident reports, complaints and emails shows licensors are reluctant to step in when youth facilities have faced troubling accusations of rampant child abuse.
Fresh earth covers the grave of Neita Bolkeim at Hawaiian Memorial Park in Kaneohe.
Indigenous burial traditions were already threatened by economic pressures and changing cultures. Then the pandemic struck.

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