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The humanities and the organizations that support them. These stories center on the enjoyment and understanding of the humanities and visual, performing, and folk arts, as well as on organizations that promote the appreciation of historical events. Topics include museums and halls of fame; historic preservation; groups of artists, performers, entertainers, writers, and scholars; and programs that promote artistic and cultural expression.

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Healthy communities: What is 'social prescribing'?

Apolitical

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Social prescribing, where medical practitioners encourage patients to look beyond medicine to remedy their issues, can lessen the demand for medical services and medications. In the UK, Denmark, and Canada, doctors are piloting programs in which healthcare providers can recommend community and so...

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Colorado emergency rooms are trying something new to stem the opioid crisis: addiction treatment

The Colorado Sun

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Hospitals in Colorado are changing their approach to opioid crisis by treating patients that come in as emergent cases and rushing them into medication-assisted addiction treatment. The model has proved so successful that doctors are now looking to expand this approach to methamphetamine users as...

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South Mountain HS cross-country team pushing for electric school buses

AZFamily.com

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Because of a collaborative effort between a high school cross country team and Chispa, an environmental advocacy group, Arizona’s Phoenix Union High School District has bought its first electric school bus. While nearly three times more expensive than a regular school bus, the school district con...

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When public lands become tribal lands again

High Country News

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After decades of failed legislation, over 17,000 acres of public land was finally restored to the Umpqua Tribe with the passage of the Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act. The land was a constant source of tension between the tribe, the government, and environmental conservation groups, “under the...

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Tribal communities in Michigan use traditional knowledge to tackle modern public health crisis

Michigan Radio

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In Michigan, infant mortality for Native American babies is almost triple the rate of infant mortality for white babies. To combat this troubling reality, tribal communities are working to reintegrate traditional knowledge into parenting practices, starting with culturally aware breastfeeding cla...

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An imaginative space that helps kids believe in stories – and themselves

The Christian Science Monitor

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Grimm & Co.'s Apothecary to the Magical is boosting child literacy skills in a former steel and coal town with a large low-income population. By offering an imaginative space and free writing workshops, the nonprofit hopes to transform the town of Rotherham in England into a "storytelling capitol...

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