New arrivals in the U.S. face vast health challenges. In our Living in the Shadows series, news organizations from around the country joined together to bring to light the interplay between immigration status and health. Many immigrants feel isolated and alone in America – suffering that can turn toxic over time. We will show where health systems fail some of the most vulnerable among us and highlight effective solutions to common conditions. This project results from the Reporting On Health Collaborative, which involves Mundo Hispánico in Atlanta, New America Media in California and New York, Radio Bilingüe in Fresno, WESA Pittsburgh (an NPR affiliate), Univision Los Angeles (KMEX 34); Univision Arizona (KTVW 33), and The Collaborative is an initiative of The California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
Anxiety Grips California Students Amid Immigration Crackdown

Anxiety Grips California Students Amid Immigration Crackdown

California Health Report, News Report, Claudia Boyd-Barrett, Posted: May 09, 2017

Fear that their parents may be deported grips the estimated 700,000 public school students in California who have at least one undocumented parent.


Exercise is The New Stress-buster For Children in the Mission


New America Media, News Report, Nayoon Jin, Posted: Jul 28, 2015

According to the Children’s Council San Francisco, approximately 1 in 3 low-income children between the age of two and five years is overweight or obese.


Call for California Asians and Hispanics to Show United Front on Health4All


New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jul 22, 2015

Health care advocates are celebrating California’s recent “landmark victory” in getting its undocumented children health care, but there's more to be done.


Kathmandu Valley Lies in the Dark, Waiting for Relief


India West, News Report, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Apr 29, 2015

Large portions of Kathmandu Valley have been decimated by the temblor, the largest to hit the region in the past 80 years.


Undocumented Immigrant Youth on Constant “High Alert” -- Study


New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Apr 23, 2015

Hundreds of thousands of deportations in recent years and excessive surveillance by law enforcement are keeping undocumented immigrant youth in California in a constant high alert mode that is leading to mental health disorders, says a new study.

Living Secretly With HIV for More Than 25 Years


The Root, News Report, Posted: Dec 03, 2014

A new documentary, 25 to Life, tells the story of William Brawner, who confronted his past and became an advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness.

Supreme Court denies 7 appeals in 5 states


Bay Area Reporter, News Report, Posted: Oct 06, 2014

In a surprise development, the U.S. Supreme Court Monday announced it would not accept for review any of the seven appeals on same-sex marriage bans from five states – Virginia, Wisconsin, Indiana, Oklahoma, and Utah.


Living in the Shadows: Detention Centers Deaths Raise Immigrant Rights Questions


Univision/The California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships , News Report, Alonso Yáñez, Posted: Feb 19, 2014

There have been more than 130 other deaths since 2003 in the 250 detention centers for immigrants in the country.


Niños en EE. UU. enfrentan dificultades luego de la deportación de sus padres


New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Feb 18, 2014

Todos los meses, entre 6.000 y 7.000 personas son deportadas que tienen las familias en los Estados Unidos.


After Parents' Deportation, U.S. Children Face Mental Struggles


New America Media, News Report, Anthony Advincula, Posted: Feb 18, 2014

Every month, between 6,000 and 7,000 people with families in the U.S. are deported, while those left behind struggle with the loss, alone.

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