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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.

A homeless woman rests on a bench at Todos Santos Plaza in Concord, Calif., on Feb. 15, 2022.
Many Bay Area seniors worry about how they can afford to live out their retirement years here — and they have reason for concern.
A group of seniors from Oakland and Walnut Creek hangs out at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Feb. 10, 2022.
Many seniors in the Bay Area are already struggling to make ends meet, and it’s about to get a whole lot worse.
Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle / Staff photographer
But at no point since 2013 did any Texas school district have the professionally recommended student supervisor ratios for counselors, nurses, psychologist and social workers at the same time, a Houston Chronicle investigation found.
Latino college enrollment decreased nationally and in Arizona during the COVID-19 pandemic after years of steady growth.
César Soberanes, 19, estudiante de arte y ganador de la Beca Helios Adelante, posa para una fotografía en el balcón del Edificio
Daniel Gonzalez reported this story while participating in the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2021 Data Fellowship.
A mom reaches out to thank lawmakers for their support of mental health reform, as her daughter sits in a crisis stabilization unit for the 17th time.
Students walk past one of the many anti-bullying signs posted around Harry S. Truman Middle School in Fontana on Thursday, March
This story is part of a larger project for the 2021 Data Fellowship, a program of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism....
Students walk past one of the many anti-bullying signs posted around Harry S. Truman Middle School in Fontana on Thursday, March
One in three middle and high school students say they’ve been bullied, a new Southern California News Group analysis shows.
Cyberbullying has many incarnations, from making fun of someone’s appearance on Instagram to sending revealing photos to classma
The same advice parents give children before heading to school or a friend's house can protect them from cyberbullies.
Fernanda Davila works on a spelling packet at the kitchen table in her Phoenix home on March 8, 2022.
Students in English language learning programs in Arizona had the lowest passing rates of any group, including homeless students.



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