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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 health department fell behind on tracking the racial demographics of people with COVID-19 in August when the state saw a sur
Leaders across many Pacific Islander communities have been working to prevent COVID-19 infections from increasing.
LAURA DICKINSON LDICKINSON@THETRIBUNENEWS.COM
The latest in The Tribune’s monthlong “Substandard of Living” series examining the experiences of low-income renters living in poorly maintained housing in San Luis Obispo County.
Paris Hilton leads a march to the Provo Canyon School, during a rally calling for the closure of Provo Canyon School, a resident
“Today, I’m not here as Paris Hilton,” the 39-year-old celebrity told the crowd. “I’m here as just another survivor who was abused, who has lived with that since the day I left. And I am dedicated to shutting down Provo Canyon School, which will cause a chain reaction among this entire industry.”
JAY DUNN/THE SALINAS CALIFORNIAN
The Record Searchlight reviewed 53 of California’s 58 counties with available data. The review showed some jails have death rates double or triple that of their neighbors or other jail systems of similar size.
MENDOCINO COUNTY SHERIFF
Interviews with law enforcement officials, attorneys and outside experts indicate that changes in policing, initiative in leadership and a prioritization of health can save lives.
ADRIAN FLOREZ / KNKX
This documentary-style podcast give listeners a close-up view of unsheltered homelessness. Episode 9 takes some of the questions posed by listeners throughout the series, and gives people who are homeless a chance to weigh in.
Jay Calderon/ The Desert Sun
The western Coachella Valley's three overnight homeless shelters have closed, sending nearly 100 individuals back onto the streets amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
 Blanca, an Oceano renter, has struggled to get her landlord to make repairs in her apartment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Tribune spent nine months investigating the issue by talking to residents, conducting surveys, speaking to experts and evaluating government resources.
Univision
La pandemia ha agravado las condiciones de pobreza en las que viven comunidades a lo largo de la frontera entre México y Estados Unidos. Los efectos se han sentido en la salud, el empleo y los bolsillos de cada persona
The City Option program provides medical reimbursement account financed by deposits from employers.
The offer of $500 in bonus funds is intended to help with COVID-19-related expenses.

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