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Deseret News

Lois M. Collins

10 November 2014

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Veterans who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder number about one-fourth of military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, roughly 500,000 veterans so far. Inmates in prisons nationwide train...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

20 September 2014

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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Preparing the young for elementary education is a priority to nurture reading and social skills. For 16 years, Tulsa Oklahoma has instituted a state funded preschool, staffed with teachers trained in early education....

NPR

Jenny Gold

19 August 2014

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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Across the country, jails hold 10 times as many people with serious mental illness as state hospitals do, according to a recent report from the Treatment Advocacy Center. To deal with the problem, San Antonio and Bexa...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Rhitu Chatterjee

17 July 2014

Bawani Khera, Haryana, India

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India’s free school lunch program is one of the world’s largest anti-poverty programs. Despite its many shortfalls, the program feeds 120 million of the country’s poorest school children. The idea is that if children ...

The New York Times

Alissa Quart

14 June 2014

Buffalo, New York, United States

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A Buffalo, New York clinic provides a space for both abortions and natural births. In looking at the experiences as a continuum, rather than as juxtiposing sides, the hope is to change how people think about the birth...

WNYC

Amanda Aronczyk

4 June 2014

Bronx, New York, United States

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Should housing be considered a form of healthcare? New York State thinks so, and is funding "supportive housing" through the state's Medicaid program.

The Guardian

Bruce Watson

30 May 2014

New York, New York, United States

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The Social Innovation Summit, hosted in New York City, examines five key elements that allow the strategy of marketing to the base of the pyramid to actually succeed, and the companies big and small that are leveragin...

Politico

Cassie Walker Burke

3 April 2014

Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

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Huge numbers of students lack the chance to go to college because of financial problems. Recently, Kalamazoo schools received more funding allowing them to have the chance to help and pay for students to then go to co...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

26 March 2014

New York, New York, United States

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Government benefits to aid the poor are frequently left unclaimed, leaving children hungry, young people unable to finish school, and opportunities for stable housing and preventative health care unused. New York City...

The New York Times

Georgia Levenson Keohane

12 February 2014

New York, New York, United States

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In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, necessity has bred an interesting kind of financial invention for the New York MTA: the world’s first “catastrophe” bond - a reinsurance for the insurer - designed to protect public tr...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

15 January 2014

Michigan, United States

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Lotteries aren’t usually considered part of the solution to a savings crisis experienced across America, particularly by the nation's poor, but with more hopefuls purchasing lottery tickets than setting aside rainy da...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

10 April 2013

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

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By the time a poor child is three, she will have heard 30 million fewer words than a 3-year-old child from a professional family. Research shows that word gap is what makes the poor less likely to do well in school. T...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

19 December 2012

Sierra Leone

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Child mortality rates in third-world countries are often shockingly high. But they are gradually decreasing due to efforts that target contagious diseases and more widespread health education.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

10 October 2012

Uganda

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A successful program in Uganda trains village women to sell medicines, fortified foods and other important goods using the Avon model, aiming to create a self-sustaining system for delivering essential health products.

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

21 March 2012

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Global social and economic problems are difficult to change. However, fan-activism fuels the interests of fans of popular young adult fiction. Books such as Harry Potter and the Hunger Games have inspired activist gro...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

10 November 2011

California, United States

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The best way to lose weight is to join a small group. This article looks at the case study of Saddleback Church in southern California that mixed faith and peer support to help congregates lose weight, including the p...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

10 March 2011

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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Some problems are simply too complex to solve with any single approach. The “collective impact” strategy of creating alliances of civic and business leaders is being applied to social problems across the nation.

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