The Center for Health Journalism at USC invites applicants for its 2018 California Data Fellowship, which comes with four days of interactive training, six months of mentoring and a $2,000-$3,500 reporting stipend.
The fellowship is Oct. 17-20, and 10 California journalists will participate in this third fellowship year. Fellows will receive four days of intensive skills-based training in data acquisition, cleansing, analysis and visualization. Then they go home with reporting grants to work on ambitious health-related reporting projects.

Applicants must be comfortable using Excel and propose an ambitious data-informed Fellowship project on health policy; mental health and substance abuse; healthcare costs and healthcare financing; the performance of California’s safety net; the patient experience; the healthcare workforce; healthcare coordination; the use of opioid drugs; end-of-life and palliative care; telemedicine and the use of technology in healthcare delivery; data transparency and the healthcare industry; maternity care; or cancer care.

A fellow can be from anywhere in California. Application deadline is Aug. 27. The Center for Health Journalism requires applicants to have a conversation with a senior fellow before applying. If someone on your staff fits the description, please get that staffer in the mix.

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