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Carah Wertheimer

18 October 2016

Longmont, Colorado, United States

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In Longmont, Colorado the Hopelight Medical Clinic is fondly referred to as the "little clinic that could" since it provides services such as low-cost medical care, free wellness support groups, health counseling and ...

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 Santa Fe New Mexican

Staci Matlock

9 July 2016

Silver City, New Mexico, United States

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Hidalgo Medical Services is a nonprofit public health clinic that has set out to develop a model for delivering quality, affordable health care to rural communities through a comprehensive approach that addresses mult...

Mother Jones

Nina Liss-Schultz

30 June 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Medical care for the homeless used to be served only in a hospital emergency room, where patients were released before fully-recovered and often needed to return multiple times for treatment. San Francisco’s Respite p...

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...

POZ Magazine

Benjamin Ryan

16 May 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Two of America’s largest cities, New York City and San Francisco, are working to reduce HIV rates by bringing better health care options closer to the communities and connecting individuals with resources such as insu...

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 ...

The Post Crescent

Nathan Phelps

Rory Linnane

17 March 2016

Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, United States

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Over 50 percent of Wisconsin counties lack mental health professionals to serve the populations, and the shortage directly affects children’s mental health. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement has submitted funds...

The Post Crescent

Rory Linnane

17 March 2016

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Patients who are suffering from some mild mental health issues often forsake going to a psychologist or psychiatrist because of the long wait time for a specialist. Different counties in Wisconsin are piloting a progr...

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...

The Baltimore Sun

Meredith Cohn

29 September 2015

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Residents who use a disproportionate amount of health care, or super utilizers, are a high cost for the system. A hospital in Baltimore is following the example of other hospitals and focusing on the underlying proble...

Next City

M. Sophia Newman

1 July 2015

Nairobi, Kenya

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Non-profit organization Reliefwatch is addressing supply chain breakdowns for developing world health clinics by sending them robocalls asking about procurement needs. The information updates a database in real time,...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Sonia Narang

22 January 2015

Philippines

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In the Philipines, contraception has been hard to find resulting in many parents without money to feed their children, unsafe abortions, and poor maternal health. A new reproductive law aims to change this by allowing...

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...

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 ...

The Seattle Times

Abigail Higgins

25 April 2014

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In S. King County, Wash., the organization Global to Local identified Seattle's ironic status as being a global-health center but having an increasingly unhealthy populace. Global to Local pointed local citizens to a ...

The New York Times

Sarika Bansal

3 July 2013

Zambia

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A project to take advantage of Coca-Cola’s famous global reach designed a kit of basic medicines that fit in between Coke bottles. But it turned out that what it needed to be copying wasn’t Coke’s package delivery, bu...

The Guardian

Daniel Boffey

4 May 2013

Copenhagen, Denmark

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In Copenhagen's fixing room, drug addicts are able to take intravenous drugs through the supervision of nurses. The room provides a clean environment with sterile needles that can be disposed of. Since it opened, ther...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

16 January 2013

Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Twelve million people are blind in India, and are robbed of their livelihoods as a result. A hugely successful chain of cataract hospitals in India helped its business by treating half its patients for free.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

24 October 2012

Delphi, Indiana, United States

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Thousands of clinics in America have no doctors. The primary care providers are nurse-practitioners – and their results are as good or better than that of the doctors.

The New York Times

Maia Szalavitz

22 September 2011

Massachusetts, United States

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drug overdoses are the leading cause of injury-related mortality. Naxolone, a drug used to revive overdose victims, is only available by prescription. Howev...

POZ Magazine

Benjamin Ryan

4 August 2011

District of Columbia, United States

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When health care funding was cut in the United States, HIV clinics were hit harder than some other areas, impacting not just the medicine, but also the staff in these facilities. The Whitman-Walker Clinic in the Distr...

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