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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.

Thousands could be threatened, experts say, because the same groups most impacted by abortion bans — rural, low-income, and women of color — also experience higher rates of domestic violence.
California’s coercive control law was enacted too late to help Blanca in her divorce from a husband she describes as manipulativ
California’s coercive control law was enacted too late to help Blanca in her divorce from a husband she describes as manipulative and emotionally abusive.
Jodee Watelet looks at a shelf dedicated to her son, Kellen Watelet, in her home in Mesquite, Nev., on Friday, May 20, 2022.
The suicide crisis among veterans has been well documented. But another dark phenomenon exists just beneath the surface in San Diego and across the country.
A group of seniors hangs out at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Feb. 10, 2022.
"I worked with a lot of seniors facing a tremendous amount of stress and housing insecurity and, you know, deciding between feeding your pets, yourself, or paying your rent," said one Bay Area director of senior housing.
California's coercive control law took effect in 2021, and judges in several courthouses around the state, including in Los Ange
A judge in Southern California embraced a new state law allowing victims to claim coercive control, that was designed to tip the balance in favor of women seeking child custody and restraining orders.
Kimberly Abutin described a pattern of angry, controlling behavior by her husband, but the judge in the case said he did not bel
A California law broadening domestic violence protections could help restrain abusers who manipulate their partners financially and psychologically. Two women who sought remedies through the courts share stories of a justice system stacked against them.
This story was produced as part of a larger project for the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2021 Data Fellowship. Research shows that living near trees brings important health and community benefits.
Naquan Carter was one of at least 12 mentally incompetent, incarcerated individuals KXAN discovered died in Texas’ most populate
This project was supported by the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism....
Credit: Lola Avigliano for Reveal
Data obtained by Reveal highlights how a patchwork system can be ill-equipped to tackle serious mental health episodes, leaving migrant children to bear the tremendous toll.
Jennifer Gomez drives past the Marathon refinery in Wilmington, California
A new community survey exposes widespread cancer, asthma, anxiety, and depression in Wilmington, California.



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