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Richland Source

Courtney McNaull

24 February 2018

Ashland, Ohio, United States

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In Ashland, the community is engaging in a grassroots fight against the opioid epidemic. Community members met for a conversation about opioids where each could share their perspective. These conversations explore the...

NationSwell

Joseph Darius Jaafari

30 January 2018

Huntington, West Virginia, United States

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Justin Ponton was a drug user in a town with a high incidence of opioid addiction. After he got clean he dedicated his life to helping others do the same—he runs a recovery home that doesn't turn anyone away for lack ...

Politico

Arthur Allen

18 December 2017

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Sharing data between health care centers and community social services lowers health care costs and increases access to vital assistance. A software platform developed by the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (P...

The Victoria Advocate

Jessica Priest

10 October 2017

Palacios, Texas, United States

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When one community decided it was time to seek chance in public discourse, they didn't look for guidance at the national level, but instead asked, "What are the best ways that we can solve this ourselves?" Although st...

The Victoria Advocate

Jessica Priest

8 April 2017

Victoria, Texas, United States

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“Two million people with mental illness are booked into jails every year.” Mental health courts, would take into accounts a person’s illness, rather than solely focusing on the crime.

The Seattle Times

JoNel Aleccia

30 November 2016

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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King County may become home to the first publicly supervised site in the U.S. where addicts could use illegal drugs such as heroin. The proposal is modeled on Insite, a center in Vancouver, B.C., that has prevented ne...

Next City

Johnny Magdaleno

29 November 2016

United States

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Hospitals in the United States spend over $340 billion on health services, but with those funds, they could also help the numerous neighborhoods struggling with poverty. The Democracy Collaborative is a research ce...

The Guardian

Kary Stewart

16 November 2016

Havana, Cuba

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The Cuban government provides optional early childhood care programs that are used by almost all Cuban children. They begin with prenatal care and focus on family involvement, healthcare, and education. The program is...

Christian Science Monitor

Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

8 November 2016

Flint, Michigan, United States

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Ninety percent of students in Flint, Michigan are economically disadvantaged and the city has a $10 million deficit. Yet through local partners, the schools have been able to offer community education system including...

The Economist

Amy Yee

15 September 2016

Gahini Sector, Kayonza District, Rwanda

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Rwanda is a poor, rural country with a troubled history. Yet the country has built an effective national health system by tackling the diseases of poverty, such as diarrhea and pneumonia, with smart use of internation...

PBS Frontline

Michelle Mizner

Katie Worth

2 August 2016

Recife, Brazil

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Racing to contain the Zika outbreak, Brazil has deployed an army of health workers to eradicate mosquitoes. But in a country where standing water abounds, giving mosquitoes endless opportunities to breed, the task is ...

Rio Grande Sun

Andrew Martinez

21 July 2016

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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New Mexico’s veterans are getting faster care as new programs expand to rural areas. Thanks to a host of initiatives, including telemedicine, contracts with community clinics, and travel benefits, the state’s VA healt...

The Taos News

JR Logan

18 July 2016

Santa Rosa, New Mexico, United States

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Rural hospitals in New Mexico are isolated and scattered across the state, struggling to support low-income communities who have a difficult time getting access to their health care. In 2014, six hospitals banded toge...

The Atlantic

Deborah Fallows

13 June 2016

Ajo, Arizona, United States

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In remote Ajo, Arizona, the Desert Senita Health Center acts as the region’s on-stop shop health clinic as well as the community's health advocate. From providing medical care to implementing tactics to break the comm...

California Health Report

Lily Dayton

2 May 2016

San Luis Obispo, California, United States

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Domestic violence victims often suffer in silence and do not have encouragement to find help. San Luis Obispo in California has created a program RISE that trains primary care physicians to identify signs of domestic ...

PBS NewsHour

Stephen Fee

27 March 2016

Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, United States

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An epidemic of Hepititis C has been effecting members of the Cherokee Nation at alarming rates, while consistently going unnoticed. Establishing screening systems with free care for members, the Hep C Elimination Proj...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

17 November 2015

Bangladesh

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A research center in rural Bangladesh has continuously collected health data for decades, thereby improving public health in the region and serving as a control population for vaccine programs.

The New York Times

Donald G. McNeil Jr.

5 October 2015

San Francisco, California, United States

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The H.I.V. infection rate in San Francisco dropped drastically after the city increased testing and created programs like Rapid, which immediately offer public health insurance, antiretroviral drugs, and personal coun...

The Ithaca Voice

Melissa Whitworth

3 October 2015

Freeville, New York, United States

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Nationally, the VA has been plagued by reports of long wait times, neglect, and other failures, but clinics in New York's Tompkins County are bucking that trend. The Freeville Clinic, and others in the county, never t...

Honolulu Civil Beat

Anita Hofschneider

20 May 2015

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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Problems such as discrimination, unemployment, and homelessness can be at the root of chronic health problems such as diabetes. The Medical-Legal Partnership for Children in Hawaii provide a holistic approach to healt...

The New York Times

Jane E. Brody

1 December 2014

New York, New York, United States

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Wholesome Wave, a nonprofit organization that advocates for access to better food in low-income neighborhoods runs a program based on a simple idea to deal with a complex problem: instead of drugs or admonishments to...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

31 July 2014

Rwanda

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Three African countries are successfully reducing the transmission of HIV through treatment and education, surpassing many developed countries in reducing cases. Although each is unique, the key lessons include using ...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Shuka Kalantari

18 June 2014

San Francisco, California, United States

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Latin American women in San Francisco have suffered from post-partum depression, social isolation, and chronic stress at the time of their pregnancies. Run by midwives, the Centering Pregnancy program at the San Franc...

KQED

Shuka Kalantari

18 June 2014

San Francisco, California, United States

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Studies show group prenatal care leads to better birth outcomes when compared against standard care. Centering Pregnancy in San Francisco is a space for women with similar gestational ages to meet, learn about self-ca...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

11 June 2014

New Mexico, United States

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Project ECHO - driven by a single doctor with a cause - pulled together a team of specialists to develop a model that combines technology with collaborative care and careful patient tracking to help cure for diseases ...

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