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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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Gentrification threatens the health of black residents in Washington D.C. “This dynamic can have a profound effect on mental health and the civic engagement [of city residents]," one Georgetown professor said.
Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star 2017
Since the Great Recession started more than a decade ago, many Arizona families have languished as the state, facing budget shortfalls, cut services again and again. Foster care placements have swelled.  
Through a fellowship with the USC Annenberg-Center for Health Journalism, we travel to LA and look at a program, which is helping ensure babies and parents are safe, healthy, and at the same time connecting them to other Native Americans in the big city....
Lalandria watches as her boyfriend, John, dresses Amound.
Diapering a child now takes about $1,000 a year on average. For families on the cusp of poverty, it’s a serious burden that can have lasting consequences on both children and parents.
Photo courtesy of Hope Smith
A new project from The Plain Dealer will listen to the voices of Cleveland children sharing what it's like to grow up, play, go to school and live in this city — and what needs to change. But some early reader responses have been troubling.
Cleanup of Exide's Vernon plant. (Photo: California Department of Toxic Substances Control
Battery recycling is considered one of the most potentially hazardous industries. Yet Vernon’s Exide workers were routinely being poisoned with nearly nonexistent intervention by Cal/OSHA.
Photo: Joanne Kim
Except for one fleeting moment in 1996, the agencies in charge have operated in virtual silos, failing to coordinate actions or share incontrovertible evidence that the facility was a potential death trap for workers.
(Joanne Kim/Capital & Main)
This article from Capital & Main was produced as a project for the California Data Fellowship, a program of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism.
"The community as a whole feels terrified and uncertain about their future." (Getty Images)
The negative psychological effects over fear of enforcement actions by ICE agents are being felt most acutely by undocumented parents and parents who have temporary protected status.

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