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New York is combatting stark racial inequalities in maternal health | Apolitical
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New York is taking strides to understand the stark racial disparities by increasing data collection about births and pregnancies. They are using targeted universalism with new initiatives with doulas and various support programs that are for all women but targeted to areas with the worst outcome.

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Mother shares story of teenage son's suicide: 'He never seemed depressed'

The Montgomery Advertiser

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Teenage suicides are gaining attention in order to prevent the "Silent Epidemic" of youth epidemic. Programs are now being implemented in schools to provide a place for students to get help, teachers are being educated about warning signs, and parents are also being educated about identifying chi...

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An Easy Way to Encourage Businesses to Hire Marginalized Workers?

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A pilot program in Canada is providing increased job opportunities for disadvantaged populations - including refugees, those with disabilities, and laborers who have been unemployed long-term - through a special program that rewards companies hiring them with what is essentially a cash-back rebat...

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Courting the ones who need it

Eugene Weekly

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Eugene's community court is helping improve the problem of recidivism in offenders by treating criminogenic needs (factors that make an offender likely to re-offend). Individuals are put in programs of various lengths, and do community service in the area they were cited in, and are aided in addr...

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Home Visits Help New Parents Overcome Tough Histories, Raise Healthy Children

Kaiser Health News

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Home visit programs, where family support workers meet with expecting and new parents, are at risk of not getting funding. Advocates stress the importance of these programs for improving parenting skills, providing a confidant for parents, and helping reach children before they are already strugg...

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The Woman Bringing Unconventional Sex Ed to the Arctic

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The far northern regions of Canada have the highest rates of suicide, sexual violence, and teen pregnancy. Fostering Open eXpression among Youth, or FOXY, and it's partner program, SMASH (Strength, Masculinities And Sexual Health) are bringing sex-ed, mental health counseling, and emotional suppo...

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Fondriest Environmental, David De Wit / Community Eye Health, Linda Steil / Herald Post, John Amis / UGA College of Ag & Environmental Sciences – OCCS, Andy B, Peter Garnhum, Thomas Hawk, 7ty9, Isriya Paireepairit, David Berger, UnLtd The Foundation For Social Entrepreneurs, Michael Dunne, Burak Kebapci, and Forrest Berkshire / U.S. Army Cadet Command public affairs

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Ra'ed Qutena, 段 文慶, Fabio Campo, City Clock Magazine, Justin Norman, scarlatti2004, Gary Simmons, Kathryn McCallum, and Nearsoft Inc

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Burak Kebapci and SCY.

Our issue area taxonomy was adapted from the PCS Taxonomy with definitions by the Foundation Center, which is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International License.

Photos are licensed under Attribution Non Commercial 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license / Desaturated from original, and are credited to the following photographers:

Fondriest Environmental, David De Wit / Community Eye Health, Linda Steil / Herald Post, John Amis / UGA College of Ag & Environmental Sciences – OCCS, Andy B, Peter Garnhum, Thomas Hawk, 7ty9, Isriya Paireepairit, David Berger, UnLtd The Foundation For Social Entrepreneurs, Michael Dunne, Burak Kebapci, and Forrest Berkshire / U.S. Army Cadet Command public affairs

Photos are licensed under Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license, and are credited to the following photographers:

Ra'ed Qutena, 段 文慶, Fabio Campo, City Clock Magazine, Justin Norman, scarlatti2004, Gary Simmons, Kathryn McCallum, and Nearsoft Inc

Photos are licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication Creative Commons license / Desaturated from original, and are credited to the following photographers:

Burak Kebapci and SCY.

Photos are licensed under Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) and are credited to the US Army Corps of Engineers.

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