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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.

Between the aforementioned categories, until last month, there were 30,207 beneficiaries in Puerto Rico.
Instead of SSI, the AABD program continues on the island, with low federal aid and the obligation of state matching.
Isabella López Aponte, 5, struggles with seven congenital heart conditions that can only be cured once a heart transplant is ava
SSI brought a Puerto Rican family back from economic ruin when they most needed it, but they lost the help as soon as they returned to the island.
The extension of SSI to Puerto Rico residents is currently included in three congressional bills, among them the budget reconcil
Three bills and Biden’s social agenda legislation wait for the House and Senate’s attention.
Getting to and from dialysis is already a challenge for some rural Hawaii residents. Sea level rise is expected to make things worse.
Abraham Rivera Berríos (second, from right to left) decided to sue the Social Security Administration (SSA) to seek access to th
After the US Supreme Court decision on Vaello Madero case, Puerto Rico District Court lifts stay in two pending cases.
Journey to Care
The number of dialysis centers in the islands is increasing to meet the need as more patients suffer from kidney failure.
The reporting team uncovered nearly 3,000 students in the Richmond County School System are unaccounted for this school year.
State data show a record number of people experiencing a mental health crisis are waiting in jails for beds in state hospitals that don’t have enough staff to operate at capacity.
What happens on a state level if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade?  A leaked Supreme Court draft opinion suggests the cou
More than 2 million women live in counties with no birth center or other obstetric care. A ban on abortion could mean greater health risks for them.
An empty wheelchair is seen in the hallway at Texas Vista Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, on Oct. 26, 2021.
The project's investigative journalism has made an impact. Bexar County, for example, is using maps created for the series to change its approach.



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