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Model D

David Sands

14 December 2021

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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In Detroit, a coalition of nonprofits and organizations are coming together to transform buildings into resilience centers. A resilience center is a hub that people can go to for help, especially in moments of a natur...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Priti Salian

10 December 2021

India

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The Karnataka Internet Assisted Diagnosis of Retinopathy of Prematurity program has trained and accredited non-physician imagers to screen premature newborns for retina disease, which has a small window of diagnosis f...

The Washington Post Magazine

Ted Alcorn

30 November 2021

Rio Arriba, New Mexico, United States

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Since 2018, Judge Jason Lidyard of Rio Arriba County, N.M., has forged a new model for a drug court. Instead of demanding abstinence from drugs as the price to stay out of jail, Lidyard uses respect and personal relat...

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

24 November 2021

Alaska, United States

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Alaska has begun certifying peer support specialists with a free 40-hour training. Peer support specialists use their own experiences with mental health conditions or substance use to guide others dealing with similar...

CNN

John Blake

14 November 2021

United States

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Human Library is a nonprofit learning platform that allows people to borrow “human books” instead of books. Each person represents a group that faces prejudice or stigmas because of their lifestyle, ethnicity, beliefs...

Metro FM 90.8

Hasifah Namuli

12 November 2021

Uganda

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Better Reproductive Health, Better Communities Project is a partnership between nonprofits and medical providers working to increase awareness about unintended pregnancies and unsafe abortions, while also ensuring wom...

USA Today

Susan Milligan

11 November 2021

Vermont, United States

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A centralized communication and record keeping system, along with ensuring convenience for the largely rural population, led Vermont to the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate nationwide. The centralized system keeps tr...

LGBTQ Nation

Sam Manzella

10 November 2021

New York, New York, United States

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The Ali Forney Center is the largest of several organizations across the country serving LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness. It has seventeen sites and serves about 2,000 young people a year, nearly half of whom co...

ABC News (American Broadcasting Company)

Deena Zaru

9 November 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Programs like UCAN Chicago use "violence interrupters" to mediate disputes before they turn violent and to connect people at risk of violence to the services that will give them a chance at a more stable, peaceful lif...

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

3 November 2021

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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To address Alaska’s high suicide rates, especially among youth, programs like the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training teaches people how to safely and confidently talk about suicide. The two-day training prov...

Noticias De Gipuzkoa

Néstor Rodríguez

3 November 2021

Donostia, Spain

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A group of volunteers came together to feed young people, mostly immigrants, living on the streets. Around 40 residents of Egia began cooking hot meals to serve to people in a local community square. Two volunteers ar...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

1 November 2021

Kano, Nigeria

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REACH (“Reaching Everyone with Accessible Community Health”) provides preventive and curative healthcare through a community-based health insurance initiative that offers different packages of care. Community members ...

KBC Podcasts

Christopher Omondi

31 October 2021

Kenya

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Boda Boda operators have been a key component curbing the spread of COVID-19 in Siaya county. Four months after being declared a hotspot, the positivity rate dropped from 28% to less than 3%. Boda Boda operators enfor...

The National

Hendia Alashepy

29 October 2021

Libya

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Libya’s Electoral Outreach Ambassadors program aims to increase women’s trust in the political process and register new voters. The female ambassadors are experienced in civil society participation but are not affilia...

The Precision NG

Shola Ilesanmi

29 October 2021

Ondo, Nigeria

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The Abiyamo Maternal and Child Health Insurance Scheme provides free maternal and early childhood care, including hospital deliveries, to improve maternal and childhood survival rates. The government made a budgetary ...

Metro FM 90.8

Hasifah Namuli

27 October 2021

Uganda

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Lack of access to menstrual products contributes to the high drop rates among girls between primary and secondary school. A collaboration between civil society and government organizations created the Menstrual Health...

Pioneers Post

Laura Joffre

22 October 2021

Madagascar

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Mangroves can store up six times more carbon than an area equal to the Amazon rainforest. However, they are rapidly declining, over the past century their population has been reduced by 30 to 50 percent. One nonprofit...

WOIO-TV

Nichole Vrsansky

22 October 2021

Richland County, Ohio, United States

Broadcast TV News

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To combat rising infant mortality rates, rural Richland County’s public health officials began a program to meet the needs of new and soon-to-be moms. The program provides maternal and infant care education as well as...

The Wichita Beacon

Celia Hack

21 October 2021

Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States

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The COVID Ambassador program trains people to listen, be empathetic, and acknowledge people’s COVID-19 vaccine concerns. Ambassadors’ training includes substantial practice talking to people who are resistant to getti...

The Land

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Asha Fairley

20 October 2021

Ohio, United States

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Cleveland State University used a grant to open up Lift Up Vikes! Resource Center and Food Pantry on campus where students in need can get groceries, including fresh produce and canned goods. Many CSU students faced f...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

18 October 2021

Wase Local Government Area, Plateau State, Nigeria

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The Lifesaving Intervention Project offers postnatal services to mothers and newborns via community health workers who are trained in maternal and child health. After giving birth, the women receive follow-up care ove...

The Washington Post

Samantha Schmidt

12 October 2021

La Giajira, Colombia

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IPSI Palaima is working to vaccinate Indigenous families who live in hard-to-reach areas of La Guajira, where there are no paved roads, electricity, or running water and staff must use cars, boats, and motorbikes to r...

Nation Africa

Angela Oketch

12 October 2021

Homa Bay, Kenya

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Pama Care is an initiative that coordinates HIV care within a family to address barriers to adherence to achieve viral suppression in children and adults. All HIV positive family members are put on the same medication...

Mountain Grown Community Radio (KVNF)

Laura Palmisano

7 October 2021

Montrose, Colorado, United States

Radio

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CASA serves children and families who have experienced abuse and neglect. The nonprofit owns an 8-unit residence for youth 18-24 who have aged out of the foster care system or are at risk for becoming homeless. The ho...

Time Magazine

Philip Elliott

1 October 2021

United States

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Vote Forward, an apolitical non-profit organization aimed at turning out voters, coordinated more than 50 partner organizations to boost turnout in the 2020 election through a letter-writing campaign. The letters were...

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