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Promotion of well-being through policy, medicine, and research. These stories revolve around the many ways of protecting and promoting well-being, such as medical care and treatment, research into various diseases, and public health education.

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SamTrans prepares to roll out 10 electric buses in fleet-replacement program

SF Chronicle

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In California, Governor Jerry Brown has implemented a deadline to have "all transit agencies to eliminate carbon emissions" by 2040. San Mateo County is moving towards this goal by releasing a fleet of electric buses.

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A new house for $286,000? With sweat equity and creative financing, a nonprofit developer aids veterans

Los Angeles Times

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After the army, plenty of military families struggle to buy homes. In Southern California, that’s changing. The non-profit Homes 4 Families acquires funding from the government, good development deals, and donations in order to build communities of homes that are affordable to veterans. The veter...

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Coming To The Right Answer By Themselves: Talking With Boys About Sexual Assault

NPR

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To change the way that young boys and men are taught about consent and sexual assault, a youth group in Philadelphia is hosting conversations, fostering dialogues, and ultimately letting them come to the "right answer" on their own. These groups are working to shift the overall culture surroundin...

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How to grapple with soaring world population? An answer from down south

The Guardian

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Botswana stands out for its rapidly falling fertility rate; a complex set of factors, including increased access to comprehensive education and contraception, is driving the falling rate. The country's family planning programs are far-reaching, providing services in even rural areas of Botswana, ...

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A City That Takes Climate Change Seriously: Paris

CityLab

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Climate-adapted schoolyards are just one way that Paris is adjusting and preparing for climate change under the leadership of Mayor Anne Hidalgo. Although it hasn't been simple and has involved a shift in cultural perception of nature,

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To Help Young Women in Prison, Try Dignity

The New York Times

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Inspired by prisons in Germany that emphasize personal dignity, Connecticut is shifting its corrections department's focus with two programs for young offenders. The one for women matches 14 inmates with older incarcerated mentors who help develop programs of classes, counseling and planning for ...

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