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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.

Flatwater Free Press
Nebraska’s nitrate problem is growing worse. It’s likely harming our kids.
Bratika Green, Jordan Hughes, Debra Peterson, Jessica Griffin and Kanesha Head stand outside the Leflore County Courthouse in Gr
A judge has ordered an independent inspection of the Sunset Village apartments just outside Cleveland, Miss., to ensure no threat of gas or carbon monoxide poisoning remains after two people died there in August.
Lawmakers sought to restrict the use of seclusion and restraints on students in Michigan schools back in 2016. It was only supposed to be used for emergencies, they said.
Photo via L.A. TACO archives.
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.



The Center for Health Journalism’s 2023 National Fellowship will provide $2,000 to $10,000 reporting grants, five months of mentoring from a veteran journalist, and a week of intensive training at USC Annenberg in Los Angeles from July 16-20. Click here for more information and the application form, due May 5.

The Center for Health Journalism’s 2023 Symposium on Domestic Violence provides reporters with a roadmap for covering this public health epidemic with nuance and sensitivity. The next session will be offered virtually on Friday, March 31. Journalists attending the symposium will be eligible to apply for a reporting grant of $2,000 to $10,000 from our Domestic Violence Impact Reporting Fund. Find more info here!


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