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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.

Todd Papianou, a physical education teacher at Mountain Valley High School in Rumford, battled years of severe pain with prescri
Like many patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain, Todd Papianou, a high school teacher from Rumford, knows the thin line between life-saving and life-destroying medication.
Keith Thompson waits to get in to the Tenderloin Linkage Center in San Francisco on Feb. 8, 2022.
The new site opened amid mounting pressure on city leaders to reduce open-air drug use and skyrocketing overdose deaths in the neighborhood.
USA Today
The White House, National Academies and now some members of Congress have called for nursing home reforms. Rep. Bobby Rush says corporations must be held accountable for pandemic deaths.
Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle / Staff photographer
Lacking resources, she thought her mentally ill son would be safer in jail. Then he was beaten to death.
Damon Casarez / The Guardian
Hundreds of people have been shot and killed in the industrial corridors of Wilmington, California.
With the passage of the Mental Health Parity Act, insurers are required to provide equal coverage for behavioral health care.
Kevin White's Home
Many vulnerable Minnesotans have no idea that their county can place a hefty lien on their home to recover expenses for long-term care.
Democrat & Chronicle
Rochester Mayor Malik Evans campaigned last year on a promise to "promote environmental justice in every neighborhood ... (while) making Rochester an environmentally friendly city of the future."
Democrat and Chronicle
The current inequality in tree cover in the city of Rochester is easy to observe, but how did it come to be that way?
Democrat & Chronicle
Reporter Justin Murphy used unique data sources and a range of other records to analyze the history of Rochester’s tree cover. Here’s how he did it.

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