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19 Volunteers Sharing an iPhone Are Trying to Support Incarcerated People Through COVID-19

TalkPoverty.org

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Portland-based Beyond These Walls, which connects LGBTQ people in Oregon and Washington who are incarcerated to the outside world, created a crisis phone line to provide emotional support during COVID-19, and to serve a watchdog function to hold prisons and jails accountable for their virus-conta...

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Childcare centers see low COVID-19 transmission

New Mexico In Depth

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Although the pandemic has brought on its own unique challenges, childcare centers in New Mexico have successfully developed safe and effective techniques to keep children and workers safe. At the UNM Chidren's campus, staff limits children to small groups, so if anyone tests positive, the risk of...

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‘It's your baby, and it's, like, wow': 3-D images from ultrasounds allow blind parents to feel their infant's face

The Washington Post

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3D ultrasound print outs help doctors perform non-invasive surgery in utero and provide blind parents with images during pregnancy. Doctors at Johns Hopkins hospital first used 3D models to improve surgery for spina bifida in utero. By placing one inside a soccer ball doctors can practice ahead o...

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Scotland's 'Navigators' Transform Lives in the Emergency Room

Reasons to be Cheerful

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In Scotland, the Navigators program performs violence interruption work in seven hospitals, at the bedside of victims of violence, with counseling and connections to social services to nudge people into safer lifestyles. Because Navigators act independently of the police and other authority figur...

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Searching with the Mothers of Mexico's Disappeared

The New Yorker

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Las Rastreadoras de El Fuerte is a group of about 200 members, mostly mothers whose children are among the more than 73,000 people who have disappeared and presumably were murdered in Mexico's long drug war. Las Rastreadoras search the countryside for the unmarked graves of the missing, hoping to...

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Locals, who know Sunnydale's housing projects well, flattened a COVID-19 outbreak

Mission Local

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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 neighborhood was also essential to the efforts. The hyperlocal response, which was u...

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