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Sarah Rigg

1 October 2018

Michigan, United States

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Healthcare groups across the state of Michigan are working to address care for the homeless. From dedicated, privately-funded centers for LGBT youth to downtown clinics offering quality, affordable healthcare, Michiga...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Prue Adams

30 September 2018

Australia

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Australia's Royal Flying Doctor Service attends events in rural and remote areas to offer care and education. The RFDS flies to community events like bronco branding competitions not only to respond to any medical eme...

Public Radio International

Alan Yu

26 September 2018

United States

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5-15 Minutes

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Several states are supporting the use of acupuncture to curb pain and opioid reliance, despite inconclusive scientific evidence of its efficacy. Chronic pain sufferers who experience relief from acupuncture say they d...

Nigeria Health Watch

Chibuike Alagboso

25 September 2018

Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria

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Being in a conflict zone, primary healthcare in the state of Borno in Nigeria has suffered in recent years. In response to the crisis, Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) centers provide Ready-To-Use The...

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

23 September 2018

Alaska, United States

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U.S. Surgen General Jerome Adams speaks out about the significance of reducing stigma around substance abuse and mental health to normalize the illnesses and open doors for sufferers to seek help. Dispensation of Nalo...

The Washington Post

Vidhi Doshi

23 September 2018

New Delhi, India

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India launched a new nationwide healthcare program dubbed “Modicare.” The massive plan is supposed to provide healthcare to 500 million people. Most importantly, it will provide “poor families insurance of up to $6,95...

The East African

Christabel Ligami

13 September 2018

Kenya

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In order to reach a pastoralist community with health services, a mobile health clinic called the Kimormor has been deployed in northern Kenya. Treating both people and livestock, the Kimormor has provided family plan...

NPR

Jason Beaubien

12 September 2018

Bangladesh

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A modest fleet of floating schools in Bangladesh ensures children can continue getting the education they need even if their village is cut off during the rainy season. The boats pick the kids up and they have lessons...

Nigeria Health Watch

Chibuike Alagboso

11 September 2018

Bida, Niger, Nigeria

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The state of Niger has the most land mass in all of Nigeria, and as a result people are widespread and difficult to reach with important medical information. Polio in children is a serious issue in Niger, but a steady...

Motherboard

Kaleigh Rogers

10 September 2018

Zambia

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The effectiveness of so much medical care hinges on response time, but many rural communities in Zambia are a significant distance away from a provider. A project using ambulance bicycles got patients to care much qui...

The Huffington Post

Lindsay Fendt

6 September 2018

Costa Rica

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Costa Rico consistently places on lists of the happiest countries in the world; the levels of satisfaction, along with longevity of the citizens, has been attributed to its consistently high levels of investment in so...

Governing

Mattie Quinn

1 September 2018

Alexandria, Louisiana, United States

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To combat high infant mortality rates, rural Louisiana invested money and resources on providing public health nurses, gave Medicaid-eligible pregnant women nurses to assist them through pregnancy and the first year a...

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

29 August 2018

Alaska, United States

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In Alaska, the Community Health Aide Program is helping to connect people in remote, rural parts of the state to medical care. The program, started decades ago in collaboration with the Indian Health Service, local go...

WHYY

Martha Dalton

24 August 2018

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Schools in Atlanta are embedding public health clinics in their buildings for both students as well as the public at large. These clinics keep students in school by providing easy access to care rather than having the...

Second Wave Michigan

Sarah Rigg

23 August 2018

Michigan, United States

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Telemedicine, specifically telepsychiatry, is making getting psychiatric care into the hands of patients who would otherwise struggle to access timely mental health care. Patients connect with doctors or psychiatrists...

The New York Times

Janet Morrissey

9 August 2018

United States

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Lack of transportation is a key reason why people don’t go to doctor appointments. RoundTrip and Circulation are two start-ups filling the gap, making it easier for particularly older patents to access customized rides.

Second Wave Michigan

Leandra Nisbit

9 August 2018

Michigan, United States

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The Michigan State Oral Health Plan began offering services after budget constrains eliminated the Medicaid oral health program in the state.A diverse group of stakeholders work to make the care accessible for residen...

Daily Monitor

Lilian Namagembe

7 August 2018

Uganda

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An electronic human resources system has reduced health worker absenteeism in Uganda, improving health service delivery across the country. The tool requires workers to sign in and out, pushing them to show up for the...

BBC

Sam Judah

2 August 2018

Kolkata, India

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‘Quack” doctors—people illegally seeing and treating patients without a license—is a common sight in rural India. A new program seeks to train, rather than eliminate, these “doctors” and use them to expand the reach o...

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Alexandra Winkler

31 July 2018

Caracas, Venezuela

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When faced with a health care crisis, El Hatillo Municipality in Caracas, Venezuela took community health into their own hands through partnerships and expanded access. Focusing on populations identified as the most v...

BBC

Sam Judah

Harriet Noble

30 July 2018

West Bengal, India

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A 9-month course is giving India’s rural healthcare workers their first formal education in medicine. The program doesn’t solve the problem of underqualified people casting themselves as doctors. However, it has helpe...

ProPublica

Annie Waldman

30 July 2018

New York, New York, United States

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To combat racial disparities in maternal health care, New York is funding a partnership program between the city and communities to improve maternal healthcare for women of color. Both public and private hospitals wil...

The Western News

Zachariah Bryan

27 July 2018

Montana, United States

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Telemedicine allows rural mental health patients access to doctors in a more frequent basis than if they had to travel to city centers for care. Though there are limits to telemedicine—it's preferable to see a doctor ...

BBC

Josie Golding

23 July 2018

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Ebola is a highly contagious deadly disease that can wipe out dozens of people in a community if it goes untreated or undetected. However, there is now a vaccine that can be given to anyone who may have come into cont...

The Western News

John Blodgett

13 July 2018

Libby, Montana, United States

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Following the closure of the Western Montana Mental Health Center due to budget cuts to mental health care funding, Lincoln County established a mental health coalition. The coalition came up with a new system for dea...

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