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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 sign that used to mark the entrance to Grand View Apartments, where hundreds of renters lived with poor conditions for years
The second story in The Tribune’s “Substandard of Living” series examining the experiences of low-income renters living in poorly maintained housing in San Luis Obispo County.
Dr. Paul Thomas has a YouTube channel and a bestselling book on Amazon. He's a leading figure opposing Oregon's effort to requir
Dr. Thomas’ “continued practice of medicine would pose an immediate danger to the public and to his patients," the Oregon Medical Board said.
Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco speaks at a press conference in January in Dade City.
The organizations are considering legal action or advocacy campaigns in response to a Tampa Bay Times investigation.
Abigail Martinez holds her firstborn, Natalia Zamora. Despite an uneventful pregnancy, Martinez had a C-section in December 2019
Whether a woman delivers by cesarean has less to do with her health than the hospital she goes to. Case in point: Doctors Hospital of Laredo, where rates of surgical intervention during childbirth are way above the norm. Experts say something isn’t right.
Certified nurse midwife Annie Leone talks with her patient, Melissa Woodfin. Prenatal care visits with the midwives at Holy Fami
Much of rural Texas is a maternity care desert with few doctors to deliver babies. In some other states, licensed midwives fill in to handle uncomplicated births. But roadblocks limit their practice here.
Jerry Lara/Staff photographer
Two Texas hospitals performed episiotomies at rates four to six times the recommended level last year. But women giving birth should know: You have the final say.
Nicole Canedo consulta la página de su Cuenta de Reembolso Médico (MRA, por sus siglas en inglés) emitida por la ciudad
This story was produced by Ida Mojadad, a participant in the 2019 Data Fellowship, who is investigating the efficacy of the health access program Healthy SF in San Francisco. Her other stories include: Workers may get cash payout from medical reimbursement accounts Millions left sitting in medi
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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.”



As public health officials like to say, "COVID-19 isn't done with us." And journalists know that we're not done with COVID-19. Apply now for five days of stimulating discussions on the pandemic's disproportionate impact on people of color -- plus reporting and engagement grants of $2k-$10k and five months of mentoring while you work on an ambitious project.

Domestic violence affects tens of millions of Americans every year. Yet media outlets mostly treat incidents as "cops" items, if they cover them at all, as opposed to treating domestic violence as a public health problem. Our free two-day symposium will help journalists understand the root causes and promising prevention, intervention and treatment approaches.  Plus participants will be able to apply for grants to report California-focused projects.

Are you passionate about helping journalists understand and illuminate the social factors that contribute to health and health disparities at a time when COVID-19 has highlighted the costs of such inequities? Looking to play a big role in shaping journalism today in the United States? The USC Center for Health Journalism seeks an enterprising and experienced journalism leader for our new position of “Manager of Projects.” 



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