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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.

Christina K. Daly, secretary of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, tours the Miami-Dade juvenile lockup. Emily Michot
Members of a state committee that oversees Florida's Department of Juvenile Justice dismissed assertions that the abuse of children in state custody is the work of a few “bad apples” — and vowed to start hunting for concrete solutions.
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Native organizations and advocates across the United States are seeking to get young Native people to switch from drinking sugary beverages, such as soda and energy drinks, to water.
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Antonia Gonzales and Sarah Gustavus traveled to the Navajo Nation recently to examine how a lack of access to water in many homes influences beverage choices and what might be done to increase water consumption among young people.
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A mom explains the bind her family is in: health insurance costs too much, but she knows the family needs it, as one child was born with a cleft palate and may need future surgery. \
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Only one insurer takes part in Tennessee’s insurance marketplace, and April Wilder isn’t sure the family can afford the growing premiums.
Maya Vannini, 17, is a student at Edison High School and a member of The Know Youth Media project.
Out of 160 Fresno Unified high school students who took a survey conducted by The Fresno Bee, more than half said they had only “learned a little” about sex in school. Sixteen percent said they had learned nothing at all.
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As the open enrollment period for health insurance from the nation’s government-run marketplaces opened, Americans found a changed landscape.
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Not Broken is a new original one-hour documentary from Arizona Public Media that presents a candid, unflinching, yet hopeful portrait of youth living with mental health challenges.
DJJ Secretary Christina K. Daly walks the grounds of the Miami-Dade lockup. Emily Michot
This article and others in this series were produced as part of a project for the University of Southern California Center for Health Journalism’s National Fellowship, in conjunction with the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism....
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The lawmaker who oversees a powerful criminal justice committee said he will lead a much-needed reform of Florida's juvenile justice system in the wake of a Miami Herald series that detailed the existence of a mercenary system in which detainees are rewarded for pounding other youths.

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