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California Health Equity Fellowship

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USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism
Jan 8, 2024

The California Health Equity Fellowship is a professional development and stipend opportunity for reporters in California to pursue projects on overlooked health and health equity issues and tell stories designed to improve health outcomes.

Broad themes supported by the fellowship include:

  • Systemic racism and root causes of health inequities
  • Domestic violence as a public health issue
  • School-to-prison pipeline as a health issue
  • Social determinants of health
  • Whether the justice system, schools, and health systems serve all Californians, and who is left out or disproportionately harmed?
  • Systemic barriers to health tied to race, poverty, and economic opportunity

Eligible applicants are California-based professional journalists, including freelancers and national correspondents with California-focused projects. Past fellows have worked on all levels, from the smallest rural newspapers to national outlets.

Preference will be given to:

  • Applicants who have a minimum of 3 years of professional journalism experience
  • Reporters pursuing collaborative projects between mainstream and ethnic news outlets
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Fellows will receive:

  • A $2,000 stipend to defray reporting costs
  • One week of in-person intensive training
  • 5 months of professional mentorship
Application process

A link to application guidance is available on the program website.

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · Health disparities · Social determinants of health · California

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