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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 vaccination clinic at David Douglas High School in 2019. (Henry Cromett)
“There are many Oregonians who believe strongly enough in medical freedom that the vaccine issue makes them single-issue voters.”
Dr. David Derauf leads the Kokua Kalihi Valley community health center.
A new article published by the East-West Center outlines how the state can effectively stem the rapidly growing coronavirus cases in the Pacific Islander community.
ADRIAN FLOREZ / KNKX
This series started with Jessica. We find out what happened to her.
Like many expectant mothers, Renee Schoolfield had worries and questions about her baby’s health. But her pregnancy was partly shadowed by her experiences in 2018, when she lost two children months apart shortly after they were born.
 DonnaMarie Woodson of Charlotte, a survivor of colon and breast cancer, credits health care insurance she bought through the Pa
North Carolina politicians have long sparred over insurance for the poor, with little movement toward expansion.
Janet McFetridge gives stuffed animals and snacks to a Palestinian family from Gaza as they collect their belongings from the ba
A young family from Haiti was seeking refuge in Canada. Canada wouldn’t take them, and so the family ended up back in the United States, with nowhere to go.
J. Lee, 38, was detained over the summer at the Adelanto ICE Processing Center for overstaying a tourist visa. While there, he s
An investigation reveals a system in which violence can be perpetuated against detainees with impunity, both by other detainees and facility staff.
(Photo by Jacob Pierce)
Coastal Watershed Council leader on Santa Cruz’s homeless impacts.
ADRIAN FLOREZ / KNKX
Seven months later, Outsiders is back with a three-episode finale that seeks to answer some of the questions the podcast laid out in the beginning.
The Salt Lake Tribune is raising money to get inspection reports and sustained complaints for every youth residential treatment
This is The Salt Lake Tribune’s first attempt at crowdfunding. We are trying to raise $10,000. With that money, we’ll get records on treatment centers, and we’ll build a database to make them available to all for free.

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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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