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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...

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...

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...

Daily Trust

Risikat Ramoni

19 September 2021

Lagos, Nigeria

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Doctors and nurses with the Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria provide free specialized care to over 5,000 people at a local hospital. An annual CT scan monitors patients' risk of stroke, with those who are high-risk gett...

Rwanda Dispatch

James Rwema

14 September 2021

Rwanda

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The RapidSMS program provides mobile phones to connect pregnant women, community health workers (CHWs), ambulances, and hospitals. CHWs enter data into phones to track all pregnant women, monitor prenatal care, and id...

Flatwater Free Press

Matthew Hansen

3 September 2021

Omaha, Nebraska, United States

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Community health workers from One World have gained community trust over the years and now go door-to-door to talk with residents about the COVID-19 vaccine and dispel misinformation. They provide resources in Spanish...

Devex

Catherine Cheney

1 September 2021

India

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Community-based organizations have been key to reaching historically marginalized populations with COVID-19 information. Grassroots leaders and community workers are effective because they have built trust among commu...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Priti Salian

17 August 2021

India

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Noora Health’s Care Companion Program (CCP) trains nurses to deliver actionable health information to the families of hospital patients on how to care for them once discharged. The trainings are in local languages and...

WMC-TV

Kelli Cook

31 July 2021

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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Legacy of Legends, a nonprofit that helps families overcome traumatic experiences that often stem from poverty, opened the Frayser Clinic to provide free wellness exams to children. The clinic is run out of a local ch...

Tostada Magazine

Nargis Hakim Rahman

14 July 2021

New York, United States

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Sakhi for South Asian Women in New York has significantly increased their outreach during the coronavirus pandemic, connecting clients to services and resources. The group conducted 1,500 wellness calls and needs asse...

Southerly

Victoria Bouloubasis

9 July 2021

Dunn, North Carolina, United States

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A mother and daughter in North Carolina have helped launch a successful vaccination events and campaigns without much aid from the local government. Both took to grassroots awareness campaigns and took to walking arou...

News48

Lorenzo Di Stasi

17 June 2021

Milan, Italy

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Milan’s tampone sospeso or “suspended test” initiative provides rapid COVID-19 tests to stop the spread of the virus. The initiative sets up in highly visible public areas of Milan and is based on a model of mutual su...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Priti Salian

8 June 2021

Mumbai, India

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Volunteers with India’s Meds For More initiative (MFM) collect leftover unused medications from recovered Covid-19 patients by canvassing their apartment buildings, offices, student clubs, schools, and other locations...

New Hampshire Public Radio

Daniela Allee

Gabriela Lozada

8 June 2021

Nashua, New Hampshire, United States

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Community health workers are engaging small business owners to host local COVID-19 vaccination clinics. These smaller clinics, like La Fama 2 Barbershop, are effective because of the strength of interpersonal relation...

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Nina Feldman

Alan Yu

4 June 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A large number of hospital closures pushed the remaining obstetrics chiefs to work together to maintain safe and accessible maternity care, especially for low-income and English as a second language community members....

Haitian Times

J.O. Haselhoef

28 May 2021

Haiti

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Midwives for Haiti (MfH) is one of the Haitian or American-based organizations working to address Haiti's alarmingly high maternal and infant death rates. MfH trains skilled birth attendants, through an 18-month curri...

100 Days in Appalachia

Taylor Sisk

18 May 2021

Kentucky, United States

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Awareness is growing that community health workers (CHWs) are an effective way to address social determinants of health and reduce health inequities. The success of CHWs is due to the fact that they share life experie...

Nigeria Health Watch

Rabson Kondowe

17 May 2021

Malawi

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The Learner Treatment Kits Initiative trained primary school teachers in 58 schools to use rapid diagnostic tests to identify and treat children with uncomplicated malaria infections. In addition to the tests, the kit...

Vox

Jen Kirby

28 April 2021

Senegal

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Senegal limited COVID-19 cases in the pandemic’s first year using an existing infrastructure built from dealing with Ebola outbreaks. Coordinated emergency response teams quickly expanded testing capacity across the c...

Next City

Oscar Perry Abello

31 March 2021

New York, United States

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Community health care centers across the U.S. are funded by the 340B drug discount program, which requires "pharmaceutical companies to provide up-front discount pricing on certain medications to qualified private ent...

Connecticut Health Investigative Team

Cara Rosner

29 March 2021

Connecticut, United States

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Community health workers are a key part of Connecticut's public health response to COVID-19, particularly in marginalized communities. CHWs connect people to health care and other services, like rental assistance, hel...

RMTimes

Rakiya A Muhammad

25 March 2021

Sokoto, Nigeria

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A program in Sokoto State uses 300 ambulances to improve access to emergency care in rural areas, which has significantly improved maternal health outcomes. High costs, limited availability of transportation, and trad...

NPR

Maayan Silver

14 October 2020

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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VotERdoctors partners with doctors, clinics, community centers, and hospitals to register voters. Staff can wear badges with a QR code that patients can scan with their cellphone, which takes them to a webpage that of...

Mission Local

Lydia Chavez

5 August 2020

Sunnydale, California, United States

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Community leaders in Sunnydale, CA contained a coronavirus scare through swift responses, appeals to the community, contact tracing and establishing neighborhood test sites. An emphasis on public education in the neig...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Patricia McKnight

27 July 2020

Wisconsin, United States

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The VotER initiative registers voters while they wait at 75 hospitals and community health centers across the country. The founders feel that voting will help their patients because there are social and political issu...

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