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Catherine Cheney

1 September 2021

India

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Community-based organizations have been key to reaching historically marginalized populations with COVID-19 information. Grassroots leaders and community workers are effective because they have built trust among commu...

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Daliah Singer

1 September 2021

Wellington, Colorado, United States

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Harvest Farm is an experiential recovery program that helps men experiencing homelessness and struggling with substance abuse achieve sobriety and become self-sufficient with stable work and housing. The program is fr...

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Carey L. Biron

31 August 2021

United States

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Park Rx America is an online platform that helps the growing number of medical professionals who write nature prescriptions for their patients. The database contains thousands of parks and public lands, which prescrib...

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Dariya Baiguzhiyeva

31 August 2021

Timmins, Ontario, Canada

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Paramedics with Cochrane District Emergency Medical Services distribute naloxone kits and provide education wherever they are. From coffee shops to their emergency calls on the street, paramedics distribute 20 to 40 n...

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Frank Rupnik

31 August 2021

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Oasis is a supervised drug consumption site in Ottawa that reduces the risk of death from accidental overdose and reduces the spread of infectious diseases. In 2020, operating at reduced capacity because of COVID-19, ...

The Washington Post

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Darian Woehr

30 August 2021

Navajo Nation, Utah, United States

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Multigenerational homes allowed indigenous families to pass down culture and language for thousands of years but living in crowded homes left them more vulnerable to COVID-19. Navajo teams have built 300 8-by-15-foot ...

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Don Babwin

29 August 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In Chicago, where the city's size and traffic would pose logistical and cost barriers to make mental health professionals first responders to mental-crisis calls, the Cook County sheriff's office has put 70 Zoom-enabl...

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Mia Ryder-Marks

29 August 2021

Oregon, United States

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Blanchet House is a nonprofit that provides food and housing for people in need. Men who are recovering from substance abuse can live at the farm and have an opportunity to work on the land and learn skills that promo...

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Amy Yee

28 August 2021

New York, New York, United States

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Community groups in under-vaccinated areas helped tens of thousands of people get vaccinated, made slightly easier since the FDA approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and more employers requiring it. Nonprofits like...

The Washington Post

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Elizabeth Dwoskin

24 August 2021

United States

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Vaccine Talk is a Facebook group for evidence-based discussion to help both pro- and anti-vaccine people wade through all of the conflicting, and oftentimes wrong, information about the COVID-19 vaccine. The group has...

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Deborah Amos

22 August 2021

Germany

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The nonprofit, Bikeygees, teaches refugee women how to ride and repair bikes. Many of the women come from countries where they weren’t allowed to ride bikes, which are a staple mode of transportation in Germany. Volun...

COVID-19 Data Dispatch

Betsy Ladyzhets

22 August 2021

Garrett County, Maryland, United States

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Garrett County students were able to get back in school quickly because the district built trust with its community by providing families with crucial supplies, carefully planning the reopening, and communicating exte...

The News Minute

Cris

20 August 2021

Wayanad, Kerala, India

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Wayanad is the first district in Kerala to have vaccinated the entire adult population with at least one COVID-19 vaccine. Rather than waiting for people to make appointments, officials went door-to-door providing all...

Sahara Reporters

Chikezie Omeje

Arinze Chijioke

19 August 2021

Otukpo, Benue, Nigeria

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Violent clashes between farmers and cattle herders that have claimed thousands of lives have largely ceased in Otukpo, thanks to a peacekeeping process that resolves disputes and is based on a shared recognition of tw...

Wired

Julia Hotz

18 August 2021

United Kingdom

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“Social prescribing” is an increasingly popular approach to healthcare that addresses “social determinants” of health with non-pharmaceutical prescriptions for patients in the form of activities in their local communi...

Global Press Journal

Myagmarsuren Battur

17 August 2021

Darkhan, Darkhan-UUL Province, Mongolia

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The Mongolian Association of Sign Language Interpreters launched a free social media service that provides interpreters for people with hearing impairments. Using Facebook Messenger, the service allows clients to use ...

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Innocent Eteng

17 August 2021

Kaduna, Nigeria

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The Interfaith Mediation Center trained two groups of 30 Muslim and Christian women in two areas of Kaduna as a pilot project putting women at the center of the work needed to understand and prevent religion-motivated...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Priti Salian

17 August 2021

India

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Noora Health’s Care Companion Program (CCP) trains nurses to deliver actionable health information to the families of hospital patients on how to care for them once discharged. The trainings are in local languages and...

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Mike De Socio

15 August 2021

Arizona, United States

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The Grand Canyon National Park launched a “hike smart” campaign as a way to educate hikers about the risks of traversing in the canyon and to decrease the number of search and rescue incidents. While measuring the suc...

The Front

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Kenneth Duncan

15 August 2021

Bellingham, Washington, United States

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A third of surveyed college students experience food insecurity, the rate is even higher at Western Washington University. To address the issue that university has unfolded a number of responses; food pantries, meal d...

Pulse Nigeria

Samson Toromade

13 August 2021

Lagos, Nigeria

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Drug Aid Africa supports low-income Nigerians by providing free medications to help ease burdens of healthcare affordability. The NGO partners with organizations that serve low-income communities, including hospitals,...

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Ren Bangert

11 August 2021

Canada

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endoQueer is an online support network that provides a safe space for queer, trans, and non-binary people with endometriosis to build community, get support, and find resources. The site offers rigorously-researched r...

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Laura Paddison

11 August 2021

Houston, Texas, United States

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Fresh Hub was created by twin high school sisters to address food insecurity and the environmental impact of food waste. Volunteers collect unsold food from grocery stores and bakeries and give it to residents living ...

Yes! Magazine

Mike De Socio

10 August 2021

Albany, New York, United States

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Free Food Fridge Albany is part of a national movement to ensure that those facing food insecurity have access to fresh food. In Albany, it started with a single vibrantly painted fridge and has expanded to a network ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jo Piazza

5 August 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project started an intergenerational healing circle in 2020 that brought together young men with older men who served decades in prison, after being sentenced as youth. As a for...

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