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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.

Courtney Milliner holds a photo of her mother, Eyvette Pascascio, who passed away from COVID-19. Her mother was a devoted single
Nursing home workers like Eyvette Diane Pascascio are among the most vulnerable and arguably most overlooked heroes of this pandemic.
Medical Worker Wears a Mask for Protection
"For vulnerable populations, the needs are pressing given the intersection of economics and race."
Honolulu Civil Veat
Chuukese, Marshallese and Samoan residents have been getting the deadly virus at the highest rates.
Navajo Nation Landscape
Untold stories of tragedy, survival and resilience on the Navajo Nation. A 30-minute news documentary exploring health disparities on the Navajo Nation amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The view from the podium at the 2019 San Benito High School graduation
Over a three-year period, disabled students in San Benito County dropped out at more than twice the rate of the general student population.
Students walking to school.
Multi-tier support is helping to lower suspension numbers, but Latinos are still disproportionately represented in suspensions and dropout rates.
Lee Fournier sits in his hotel room provided by Project Roomkey on Sunday, October 11, 2020, at Rodeway Inn & Suites in Indio, C
The program sheltered thousands during the pandemic, but money — and time — is running out. Only 5% of clients have found a permanent home.
A framed portrait of Martinez's sister hangs in the living room. Aug 7, 2020.
Renters are left out in the cold when their new landlord raises the rent by hundreds of dollars or requires all renters move out before they take over the building.
A screenshot from the “Let’s Talk About Mental Health in the Cambodian & Vietnamese Community,” hosted by TimesOC, USC Annenberg
Dr. Clayton Chau, director of the Orange County Health Care Agency, joined a group of Asian American medical providers, officials, advocates and journalists to speak about mental health.

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COVID-19 has made every journalist a health reporter, whether their usual beat is crime, education or county government.  Our 2021 California Fellowship will make anyone who attends a better health reporter -- and give you a reporting grant of $2,000-$10,000 and five months of mentoring while you work on an ambitious project. Deadline to apply: March 1.

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