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Santa Fe Public Radio (KSFR)

Ellen Berkovitch

5 July 2016

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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In many rural communities, access to specialty care represents the biggest health challenge. Since 2003, a groundbreaking initiative called Project Echo at the University of New Mexico has confronted that gap — with p...

Kaiser Health News

Jenny Gold

22 June 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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ER staff often have no idea they are sharing patients with other hospitals just a mile away. So they treat those patients completely independently, often repeating tests unnecessarily, assigning them multiple case man...

Devex

Catherine Cheney

13 June 2016

United States

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Expected to reach 25 billion connected devices by 2020, the emerging class of "internet of things" companies are starting to realize its potential to address global poverty by helping the international development com...

The Atlantic

Robinson Meyer

2 May 2016

Kathmandu, Nepal

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Whenever there’s a natural catastrophe, a team of “crisis mappers” activate around the world. These volunteers use crowdsourcing tools to turn satellite data into digital maps, which are then used to make decisions on...

SFGate

John Wildermuth

11 March 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Jennifer Pahlka founded Code for America, an organization that provides human-centered design tech solutions to government services. Now they have a growing list of requests from cities all over the US, a network of 4...

The Shreveport Times

Lex Talamo

29 November 2015

Shreveport, Louisiana, United States

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Shreveport, Louisiana, faces blight. New Orleans decreased blight by 30 percent by creating an authority for the task, using technology to collect data, and providing residents with information and help.

WBUR

Bob Oakes

Shannon Dooling

11 November 2015

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Boston-based Veterans Legal Services (VLS) is the only organization of its kind in the state. The nonprofit helps veterans access benefits and navigate civil court proceedings. Its clients are specifically low-income ...

Next City

Bill Bradley

9 November 2015

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Loveland Technologies is finding creative uses for data that will help protect people’s properties and disseminate better information about local tax and foreclosure policies. Funded by angel investors as well as nonp...

The Guardian

Mark Anderson

4 November 2015

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Information is essential to build trust between the government and the governed, create accountability, and oppose systemic corruption. In Tanzania, a series of initiatives are working to collect, disseminate, and cre...

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Jeff Richardson

1 November 2015

Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

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The University of Alaska is curbing underage drinking by offering a host of alternative activities on campuses, including one event cheekily called “Lotta-no-booza.” Information about drinking responsibly is also prov...

Scientific American

Larry Greenemeier

22 July 2015

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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Several high-profile cases of law enforcement officers using deadly force against civilians within the past year have politicians, police and researchers looking for ways to prevent such incidents. As part of Obama's ...

Bloomberg CityLab

Laura Bliss

27 April 2015

Nepal

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Citizen cartographers around the globe are tracing and checking roads, buildings, and open spaces to assist people on the ground. You can help.

FiveThirtyEight

Carl Bialik

22 April 2015

Bowling Green, Ohio, United States

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Police misconduct is one of the most hotly debated issues in the US today. An interview with an ex-cop-turned-criminologist about how and the frequency with police officers are charged with crimes - both on and off-duty.

Yale Daily News

Vivan Wang

13 April 2015

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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As campuses across the country race to address a burgeoning nationwide conversation about sexual assault, policymakers, politicians, university counselors and students alike are faced with a lack of quantitative infor...

NPR

Poncie Rutsch

27 March 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Yelp has partnered with city public health departments to display health inspection scores on a restaurants Yelp page. In this way, inspection information is more readily disseminated to consumers and diners can make ...

The Guardian

Annabel Short

25 February 2015

The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands

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There are increasing costs to business when they fail to respect basic human rights. Many are therefore taking steps to avoid abuses – and are taking a proactive rather than reactive approach.

Pacific Standard

Sam Quinones

29 December 2014

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In 2014, the Los Angeles Police Department announced that gang-related crime had dropped by nearly half since 2008. The transformation of LA holds lessons for decreasing violent crime through community policing, a foc...

Buzzfeed

Evan McMorris-Santoro

1 September 2014

Utah, United States

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The militarization of police forces in cases such as Ferguson, Missouri’s riots has led the state of Utah to question what can be done to prevent such an overuse of force from happening. Utah expanded upon a law passe...

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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Zach Seward

5 December 2013

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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With more and more Americans having to pay medical costs out of pocket, a small company out of Philadelphia called ELAP is on the front lines of the war against escalating charges. By helping overwhelmed patients to d...

The Atlantic

Robinson Meyer

13 November 2013

Port-au-Prince, Philippines

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After typhoon Haiyan, the devastation to the Philippines was hard to locate and track. The Red Cross staffed volunteers to sort through crowd-sourced data to create maps. The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap software applic...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

30 January 2013

New York, New York, United States

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Neighborhood Trust is a New York-based nonprofit offering financial advice to individuals experiencing economic hardships. Providing hands-on coaching, counselors are able to inform their clients about financial optio...

Time Magazine

Victor Luckerson

10 December 2012

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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Like their for-profit counterparts, charities are starting to embrace Big Data as a means to perform more efficiently and share that performance with potential donors. Data gathered is used both to measure successes a...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

5 December 2012

Oxford, United Kingdom

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For most well-meaning donors, it can be difficult to calculate which charities are most effective with their funding - that is those that aim to solve the most serious problems, use interventions that work, employ cos...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

30 May 2012

New York, New York, United States

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When we consider the vast sums that governments spend — and the responsibility public officials bear — it seems crazy that policy makers don’t routinely make good use of evidence. The new White House effort to base sp...

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