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The Post Crescent

Rory Linnane

17 March 2016

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, United States

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Wisconsin confronts a lack of psychiatrists, in particular those who specialize in working with children. The state has begun a telepsychiatry program that enables a psychiatrist to counsel children in remote rural ar...

The Post Crescent

Rory Linnane

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Alison Dirr

17 March 2016

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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At-risk children who do not have access to quality mental health care can end up in the juvenile justice system. Wisconsin has initiated a Children Come First program that offers personalized mental health care design...

The Post Crescent

Rory Linnane

17 March 2016

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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The criminal justice system used to view delinquents with a “tough on crime approach;” however, that approach was not human-centered and used community resources that offered little in terms of results. Wisconsin’s D...

The Post Crescent

Liz Welter

17 March 2016

Menasha, Wisconsin, United States

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Wisconsin’s teen suicide rate and affiliated mental health concerns have increased, challenging school systems to maintain the quality of life for students. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has launched ...

The Post Crescent

Katherine Lymn

17 March 2016

Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States

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After shortages of mental health options for kids and untold grief, counties in Wisconsin have responded with new kinds of support for at-risk youth. Wisconsin communities have increased access with reduced wait time,...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Brie Zeltner

16 March 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Cleveland has an alarmingly high rate of infant mortality, there are a large number of infant deaths from SIDS, sleep deaths, and problems stemming from being born prematurely. Programs across Cleveland are growing in...

American University Radio (WAMU)

Martin Austermuhle

14 March 2016

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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For individuals with developmental disabilities in Washington, D.C., inclusion’s uphill battle, while still happening, has shown results. After the practice of institutionalization ended decades ago, there was a shift...

Ensia

Eric Toensmeier

9 March 2016

Las Cañadas, Veracruz, Mexico

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A small agricultural co-op in the mountains of Veracruz, Mexico, has effectively implemented its own approach to climate change. The community adapts the main sector of its economy and livelihood-- farming-- to sustai...

GOOD Magazine

Jed Oelbaum

8 March 2016

Syria

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In the face of terror and war, art and history needed protection. A group of professors, activists, archeologists, and historians created a network to preserve and protect art and history in Syria.

San Francisco Chronicle

Kevin Fagan

6 March 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Removing encampments does not help the San Francisco homeless because there are not enough places for them to live off the streets. The city has had a history of projects that have aided the homeless in the past ten y...

Rock Road Recycle

Gregg Hennigan

4 March 2016

Shakopee, Minnesota, United States

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Rahr Malting, a brewery in Shakopee, MN, has found a creative way to sustainably address their energy needs. The company partners with the Mdewakanton Sioux Community to use waste barley hulls from the malting factory...

Governing

John Buntin

1 March 2016

High Point, North Carolina, United States

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High Point, North Carolina, had the highest rates of domestic abuse in the state. The county decided to take a more comprehensive approach to the standard methods of the criminal justice system by adding in better col...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Krista M. Torralva

27 February 2016

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Partnering cops and clinicians has led to a cultural change in New Haven's police department. Their definition of a victim extends past the person with physical injuries in order to help children from violence-stricke...

The Guardian

Jessica Aldred

26 February 2016

South Africa

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The poaching of rhinos in South Africa has seen a rapid increase since 2007, jumping from 13 deaths then to 1,215 in 2014. After concluding that guns alone were not the solution, a patrol of local women from impoveris...

Next City

Zoe Mendelson

25 February 2016

Mexico City, Mexico

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By “gamifying” the process, urban planners can crowdsource data collection. In Mexico City, members of 14 organizations—ranging from government agencies to nonprofits and consultants—launched a city-wide game, Mapatón...

American University Radio (WAMU)

Armando Trull

24 February 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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When lawmakers try to tackle gun violence, they often turn to measures like adding police officers or cracking down on illegal guns. But what happens when they treat violent crime as a public-health problem? Counselor...

BBC

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Henrietta Moore

Martha Lane Fox

24 February 2016

Michigan, United States

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To reduce the suicide rate, screen every patient for risk factors and increase universal access to mental health services. When Henry Ford Group implemented this policy throughout its network of hospitals, the suicide...

PBS Frontline

Marcela Gaviria

23 February 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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A two-hour investigation places America’s heroin crisis in a fresh and provocative light -- telling the stories of individual addicts, but also illuminating the epidemic's years-in-the-making social context, deeply ex...

WNYC

Amanda Aronczyk

Mary Harris

23 February 2016

New York, New York, United States

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A neuropsychologist and opera singer teamed up to create a form of vocal training for people on the autism spectrum.

Christian Science Monitor

Christopher Johnston

21 February 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Ohio's second-largest city has become a national leader in responding to rape cases and dealing compassionately with victims by working from day one with advocates from rape crisis centers.

Citizen Matters

Shree D N

16 February 2016

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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While laws and regulations banning the use of plastic bags and wrappers lag in the government, neighborhoods within the city of Bengaluru (Bangalore) have taken it upon themselves to remove wasteful plastic from their...

The Atlantic

Deborah Fallows

16 February 2016

San Bernardino, California, United States

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In the aftermath of the 2015 shooting in San Bernardino, the city relies on the public library as a grounding location that welcomes all. Though the library has seen drastic cuts in funding and staff, it invests in co...

Bloomberg CityLab

Alec Appelbaum

9 February 2016

Pleasantville, New York, United States

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To break through gridlock on fair housing, city planners, citizens, and government officials in wealthy Westchester County, New York, try a new tactic: Using a simulation game to try out different development scenario...

BBC

Fi Glover

Henrietta Moore

Martha Lane Fox

3 February 2016

Estonia

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Government services are easily accessible in Estonia in part because everything is online. A digital signature carries the same weight as a physical signature, and data is shared between offices allowing forms such as...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

26 January 2016

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Agencies and hospitals working together want methods and protocols with which to guard better against the risks that can harm the patient. The key may be the "Swiss cheese model," by which a hospital must have multipl...

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