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Granite State News Collaborative

Judi Currie

23 January 2019

Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

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Across New Hampshire, eight different emergency programs are being piloted that creatively use ambulance services to bolster community health care. In a state that has witnessed the need for mental health services and...

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Sarah Neville

16 January 2019

Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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Cross collaboration efforts in Britain are targeting a loneliness problem in order to prevent and mitigate larger health issues. From peer support to interventions, programs across the country are focusing on increasi...

BBC

Jeremy Cooke

8 January 2019

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Rather than treat opioid users like criminals, Vancouver has deemed it a public health crisis. The city, especially its downtown east side, witnessed 1,500 deaths in just one year from opioid use. Its approach is uniq...

New Mexico In Depth

Sylvia Ulloa

18 December 2018

New Mexico, United States

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At Lynn Middle School in New Mexico, local partners have joined together to bring social services, such as wi-fi, clothes, food, and health clinics, to students and their families on the school's campus. Advocates arg...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

11 December 2018

Kano, Nigeria

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A new three year program is educating, training, and deploying midwives to six northern Nigerian states. This influx of midwives has helped to ensure safe deliveries as well as provide women with perinatal and antenat...

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Michael de Yoanna

4 December 2018

Greeley, Colorado, United States

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Combining the skills of medical emergency responders, crisis intervention specialists and social workers has had success in lowering the number of 911 calls for a fire department in Greeley, Colorado. Dubbed Squad 1, ...

Model D

Estelle Slootmaker

4 December 2018

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

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Throughout the Untied States there are many rural areas that do not have quick access to hospitals or other means of healthcare, so some providers are turning to repurposing abandoned buildings into clinics. Focusing ...

The Colorado Sun

Jennifer Brown

19 November 2018

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Denver lawmakers and activists are working to curb drug addiction and prevent overdose deaths with legislation and services. Despite federal illegality, local legislators want to legalize safe injection sites in the s...

The Guardian

Robert Booth

18 November 2018

London, United Kingdom

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Allowing doctors to refer patients to social activities and community programs eases workloads by reducing hospital admissions for non-medical issues. The practice of “community prescribing,” pioneered by a group of g...

Nation Africa

Aggrey Omboki

13 November 2018

Kenya

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Medical innovations in maternal and child health could save thousands of lives in Africa if more governments adopted them. A Kenyan doctor with an international nonprofit that works to transform global health through ...

Capital & Main

Judith Lewis Mernit

23 October 2018

Eureka, California, United States

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Syringe exchange programs throughout the United States have been surrounded by controversy, but that doesn't mean they haven't had positive impacts on the community they serve. In northern California, the Humboldt Are...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

16 October 2018

Sokoto, Sokoto, Nigeria

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Chlorhexidine gel has been successfully used to ensure healthy births and avoid newborn babies from having often fatal infections around their umbilical cord. The use of this gel—as well as the end of potentially harm...

La Voz de Guanacaste

Noelia Esquivel

2 October 2018

Carrillo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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A non-profit clinic in Guanacaste offers free mental health care to children in the region. The group makes it easy to access services—an old system was only available monthly—and keeps data on diagnoses to better ser...

Nigeria Health Watch

Chibuike Alagboso

25 September 2018

Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria

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Being in a conflict zone, primary healthcare in the state of Borno in Nigeria has suffered in recent years. In response to the crisis, Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) centers provide Ready-To-Use The...

Niagara Gazette

Max Warfield

19 September 2018

Niagara Falls, New York, United States

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Barbers in Niagara are using the casual intimacy of their client relationships to offer needed healthcare. They now recommend clients to clinics and provide educational materials.

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Jessica Black

15 September 2018

Australia

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A grassroots community campaign called YCHANGe is fighting disease in a rural Australian town by promoting healthy eating. The group works to make healthy choices easier by changing the whole community's approach—rath...

CBC

Katerina Georgieva

10 September 2018

Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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Lights of Hope is an event in Windsor, Ontario that aims to bring community members who have had their lives impacted by addiction together. Not only does it offer a space for individuals and families to talk about di...

Yes! Magazine

A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez

7 September 2018

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Mamatoto Village is a maternal health group that offers services to women of color. The aim of the group is to address racial inequality in healthcare and level the playing field to give women of color access to servi...

U.S. News & World Report

Gaby Galvin

30 August 2018

Vermont, United States

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Independent senior living programs in Vermont have had such positive results that seven other states are receiving federal grants to expand the pilot program. By tailoring care to each senior, the Support and Services...

U.S. News & World Report

Joseph P. Williams

22 August 2018

Alabama, United States

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To combat the shortage of rural doctors, Alabama universities are offering rural medicine programs or helping fund the studies of students who commit to rural practice after graduation. Admissions staff also keep in m...

Nation Africa

Aggrey Omboki

6 August 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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A hospital in Nairobi, Kenya is setting up the country's first breast milk bank with help from the government and an NGO to ensure infants get breast milk even if their mothers cannot provide it. The World Health Orga...

West Virginia Metro News

Shauna Johnson

25 July 2018

West Virginia, United States

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In Appalachia, health officials are changing the way they look at regional health. Instead of focusing solely on problems, regional health reports are featuring counties that are positive examples—especially counties ...

The New York Times

Donald G. McNeil Jr.

16 July 2018

Geta, Nepal

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To combat trachoma in Nepal, the W.H.O. has partnered with pharmaceutical companies to provide access to services. In addition to drug donations and affordable services, W.H.O. is building trust by empowering local he...

NPR

Gabriel Spitzer

13 July 2018

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Vancouver's safe drug injection sites have been credited with increasing drug users access to treatment while also decreasing dangerous behaviors like needle sharing. Now, Vancouver is also seeing a rise in peer-run ...

NPR

Kat Chow

6 April 2018

Rochester, New York, United States

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The Finger Lakes Community Health Center in New York is bringing healthcare to rural immigrant populations via video consultations. Dr. Sirene Garcia, the head of the program reaches her patients through video confere...

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