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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.

The Southern Poverty Law Center is the latest organization to call out the Baker Act’s use on children
The Southern Poverty Law Center is the latest organization to call out the Baker Act’s use on children. The organization's Bacardi Jackson discusses the findings.
2 pregnant women side by side
A key group of Texas representatives considered a proposal Tuesday that would lengthen health insurance coverage for low-income mothers.
Paris Hilton bumps elbows with Sen. Michael McKell, R-Spanish Fork, after a vote on SB127
Gov. Spencer Cox on Monday signed a bill that will put more regulations in place at youth residential treatment centers.
Ariel Cobbert, The Commercial Appeal
As the number of coronavirus cases and deaths continue to tick up around the country, an estimated 13% of people in Shelby County are facing the pandemic without health insurance.
Kizzy Jones, a co-founder of Memphis Community Against the Pipeline (MCAP), hold signs outside the National Civil Rights Museum
On one side of the Byhalia pipeline battle: Fossil fuel companies' clout. Squaring off against Big Oil: Black families fighting to protect their health, homes, loved ones and land.
Tanker trucks refill at the Valero Refinery facility at Rivergate Industrial Port in south Memphis.
The proposed Byhalia Connection pipeline, a joint venture of Plains All American Pipeline and the Valero Energy Corp., set off an environmental justice movement that's picked up steam in Memphis and around the country, as Black families from southwest Memphis square off with Big Oil.
The Kern County Latino COVID-19 Task Force held a free COVID-19 testing event at McFarland's Blanco Park in October.
An analysis of cases in 50 ZIP codes in Kern by The Californian shows that rural valley communities surrounding Bakersfield — many of which are home to prisons, farmworkers and some of the county's most impoverished pockets — were hardest hit.
Lindsey Holden Holds Virtual Panel Discussion About Rental Housing In San Luis Obispo County.
San Luis Obispo County tenants are facing a “housing crisis point” as they struggle to find safe, affordable rentals and hold onto their homes amid the COVID-19 pandemic — and local advocates, attorneys and elected representatives are trying to find ways to help.
Utah licensors rarely find problems when they inspect Utah "troubled-teen" programs.
Even after new legislation, critics question whether Utah’s oversight will be sufficient to keep kids safe.

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