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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.

Recruiting Hollywood A-listers for help, Reiner paved the way for passage of a tobacco tax to fund programs for California's you
The story was produced as a project for USC Annenberg's 2018 National Fellowship.
Robert By Khang was the first Hmong refugee to move to Sacramento after the Vietnam War.
They fought alongside U.S. forces in Vietnam. Generations later, trauma still haunts Sacramento’s Hmong community.
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Reporter Vicki Gonzalez spent the past year on this series as a recipient of the 2018 California Fellowship with USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism.  
(Illustration Credit: Emeric L. Kennard)
Parks can improve health and fight climate change. But not all parks affect a community the same way. Increasingly, activists and residents are asking the question, "Who's it for?"
(Photo: Alton Strupp/Courier Journal)
Over the past decade, study after study has shown that thousands of people who live within certain areas of Louisville don't have adequate access to food.
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Reporter Vicki Gonzalez spent the past year on this series as a recipient of the 2018 California Fellowship with USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism.  
Carrie Whitley shows off a new garden in front of her Santa Cruz home. Habitat for Humanity Monterey Bay helped add a 500-unit A
Joy and Ben Langford know how difficult it is for a young family to afford a home in Monterey County. They rented for several years as they had three children. At the same time, Ben’s parents wanted to downsize and relocate from Texas to California to be closer to them, but they couldn't afford it.
Reynaldo Garza leans against his 2002 Ford Expedition. The 70-year-old purchased the SUV to escape from the heat and and have a
He used to sleep in a bed. In a home. That was until Hurricane Harvey struck, when the 70-year-old lost his home and almost everything he owned.
When Doris Beckman tried matching women for home-sharing on her own, she says “I got so many calls and it’s heartbreaking. You c
Like most of us, Doris Beckman, 67, had a plan for how life was going to go. But real life has a way of interrupting the imagined one.  
Elizabeth Wilson, director of housing development for MidPen Housing, looks over a common area of the new Van Buren apartment co
"Only until people really realize there are 70 – and 80-year-old women living in their cars will we as a society be forced to change,” one local nonprofit leader says.

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