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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.

Natasha Josefowitz looks beyond her balcony at the White Sands Retirement Community in La Jolla
Except for end-of-life situations, visitors largely haven’t stepped foot in facilities in months, leading to calls for access and balance. Outdoor visits are allowed but many operators do not permit them.
Dominique Green at a Carmichael Park.
Two days before her 22nd birthday last fall, Dominique Green was at the Rocklin Police Department reporting a rape, still shaken from a violent incident with a former coworker the night before.
A street in downtown Sacramento during California's COVID-19 stay at home order.
CapRadio healthcare reporter Sammy Caiola discusses her reporting on the intersection of race, police violence and sexual assault.
FROM LEFT, HARM REDUCTION COALITION VOLUNTEERS KATE GARRETT, DENISE ELERICK AND DANI DRYSDALE.
Amid the pandemic, changes to the county’s needle exchange programs are on hold.
Photo by George Frey/Getty Images
Social and bureaucratic hurdles have caused unnecessary delays in obtaining what can be a lifesaving antiretroviral medication.
Janos Szilagyi, 39, right, waits across the street before the emergency overnight shelter run by the Coachella Valley Rescue M
A woman is seeking shelter from her spouse. A man is disabled. Another has been clean from addiction for 16 years. A mom who lost her job is there with her two kids.
Road Warrior
A look at the health challenges Punjabi drivers are facing in order to keep their driving licenses, and how they are navigating this during COVID-19.
This file photo shows the inside of the Shasta County Jail.
This story is produced as part of a larger project led by Matthew Brannon, a participant in the 2020 California Fellowship. 
Children in Peril: Mental health workers fight rising number of suicides in Arkansas. A young survivor joins the push and talks
Kids need help, frank talk, experts say.
An afternoon inside the trailer of Michelle Kirkland, her husband Brandon Hughes and their two children Vivianna, 9, and Brandon
This zip code has more poor households than anywhere else in Florida. The coronavirus outbreak has only made it worse.

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