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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.

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Residents living near the former battery recycling plant in have long complained about issues with the cleanup, and now employees of the contractors responsible for the cleanup are speaking out too.
If Adan Castaneda were charged with a crime and found mentally incompetent to stand trial in October 2022, he would be court ordered to a state mental hospital and stuck in jail for about two years before a hospital bed would become available.
The Signal
According to a number of local experts and law enforcement officials, there are two key components to the domestic violence system that require additional support: funding and a lack of education.
A photo of Zachary Chafos dressed as one of his favorite Pixar characters, Mr. Incredible, at his home in Clarksville, Md
Zach Chafos languished for a total of 76 days in a Maryland ER waiting for a psychiatric bed — part of a growing mental health treatment crisis for teens across the country
Kinoshia Guyton and Gloria Jordan outside their units in Sunset Village outside Cleveland, Miss. on Oct. 15. Days later, a tempo
The order requires that residents of the ailing complex be provided alternative housing and adequate meals until proper repairs and inspections are completed on their units.
The need to come to terms with how parental mental health influences the mental health of children has come into sharper focus a
One family’s experience demonstrates the importance of addressing mental health not just for one person, but the family as a whole.
Jasmine Sandifer, left, whose mother is a resident at Sunset Village, and Doris Williams, right, wait outside their motel rooms
Residents were expected to continue to pay rent and utilities for their units at Sunset Village even though they’d been forcibly removed from their apartments, while the apartment management firm paid for their motel rooms.
Related apartments from the sky.
Mission Local spent the summer in SF's Bayview District knocking on doors, interviewing residents, entering their homes, and reviewing documents. The outlet found that in many cases, apartments on "The Hill" are making tenants sick.
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This story was produced with support from the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s California Impact Fund.
Daily Bulletin
Across the Inland Empire, many are feeling the pinch of inflation and can’t keep up with the rising costs of food.



The nation’s overdose epidemic has entered a devastating new phase. Drugs laced with fentanyl and even more poisonous synthetics have flooded the streets, as the crisis spreads well beyond the rural, largely white communities that initially drew attention. The death rate is escalating twice as fast among Black people than among white people. This webinar will give journalists deep insights, fresh story ideas and practical tips for covering an epidemic that killed more than 107,000 people in the U.S. last year. Sign-up here!


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