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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.

(Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)
Local leaders have described the deadly toll within skilled nursing facilities as a “pandemic within a pandemic.”
The 32304 zip code was cited by the Florida Chamber of Commerce as one of extreme poverty, but the state lacks granular data on kids' health there.
(Photo by Hans Gutkncht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)
Management stockpiled protective equipment. They informed residents that they would be sheltering in place. They acted ahead of the recommendations. Still, six of the residents died.
Ricardo Hernandez with wife Alejandra Conde, their two sons Ricardo Jr. (center) and Sebastian and Ricardo's parents.
Across California, essential and service workers like Flores Contreras are being hit hardest by the coronavirus, and so are the people they live with.
Punjabi Truckers! Tell Us Your Health Concerns
This story was produced as a project for the 2020 California Fellowship.
Cesar Noriega’s mother lives at Reo Vista Healthcare Center in San Diego.
COVID-19 testing varies widely across San Diego senior facilities. The state and county aim to induce widespread testing in senior homes, but advocates say these efforts are moving too slowly and lack teeth.
La Mesa Assisted Living Facility Has State’s Second-Highest Death Toll
One of the deadliest COVID-19 outbreaks in the state’s assisted-living industry has occurred at a La Mesa facility with a troubled regulatory past.
Ben Jones, foster care and adoptions supervisor with the Roanoke County Department of Social Services (seen in August 2019), say
The Virginia Department of Social Services has seen a 50% drop in calls to the child abuse and neglect hotline since mid-March, but social workers are concerned that an increase in domestic violence and child abuse may be going unreported.
Americans are reporting high levels of emotional distress from the coronavirus pandemic -- levels that some experts warn may lead to a national mental health crisis.
For Foster Youth, Stability Is Even Harder to Find During the Pandemic
With Californians hunkered down to stop the vicious spread of coronavirus, three Los Angeles County sisters are stranded 400 miles from the places they call home, with no idea when they will be able to return.

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