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31 July 2014
Three African countries are successfully reducing the transmission of HIV through treatment and education, surpassing many developed countries in reducing cases. Although each is unique, the key lessons include using ...
4 July 2014
Camden, New Jersey, United States
The United States has the highest mother mortality rates of any developed country. Through a clinic on wheels, Merck for Mothers is giving prenatal check-ups to low-income pregnant women in Philadelphia and curbing de...
2 July 2014
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
By letting one hospital system be their sole provider and having consumers travel farther for appointments, the Chattanooga health care system can offer consumers bargain-priced policies.
14 June 2014
Buffalo, New York, United States
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...
11 June 2014
New Mexico, United States
Project ECHO - driven by a single doctor with a cause - pulled together a team of specialists to develop a model that combines technology with collaborative care and careful patient tracking to help cure for diseases ...
6 June 2014
Bronx, New York, United States
A hospital, university, and research center partnership is trying to encourage local Bronx students to become nurses and community health care workers and stay in the area to improve the health of the community.
3 June 2014
Bronx, New York, United States
Hospitals in New York improve healthcare quality and reduce medical costs by staying in frequent contact with patients requiring frequent or long-term care. Montefiore's Accountable Care Organization pulls in care pro...
30 May 2014
Las Vegas, New Mexico, United States
The 'throw-away' members of society often lack access to adequate healthcare. ECHO works to help those suffering from illnesses underplayed by local hospitals.
30 April 2014
San Francisco, California, United States
Health insurance sign-ups made available to all inmates at the San Francisco county jail, partnered with guidance from a clinic once they are on the outside, allows them to receive better care upon release, and may he...
25 April 2014
Seattle, Washington, United States
In S. King County, Wash., the organization Global to Local identified Seattle's ironic status as being a global-health center but having an increasingly unhealthy populace. Global to Local pointed local citizens to a ...
17 March 2014
Kathmandu, Central Region, Nepal
Studies show that a single application of the antiseptic chlorhexidine, an affordable medicine, can reduce the risk of death among newborns by about 25 percent. In Nepal, where 20,000 newborns die every year, the medi...
9 March 2014
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Two poor communities have contrasting approaches to the overwhelming healthcare needs in their regions. One takes a collaborative approach to medicine, creating better outcomes for residents, especially those of low-i...
5 March 2014
Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
India has, for years, been a hotbed of polio. Supported by the WHO as well as local health-care workers, immunizations have officially rid the country of the disease. There are still challenges in maintaining records ...
5 February 2014
Williamson, West Virginia, United States
“Sustainable Williamson” combined ideas and initiatives from local officials, community members, nonprofit organizations to address both the economy and the well-being of a community where unemployment and drug use we...
29 January 2014
Jinotepe, Carazo, Nicaragua
Many different people are inventing health devices for resource-poor settings, but some organizations - like M.I.T.’s Little Devices group - are empowering developing communities and increasing access to healthcare by...
11 December 2013
Physical illnesses trigger and exacerbate poverty because costs are too high to treat them. The Associação Saúde Criança in Rio de Janeiro counsels helps by assisting families with services such as food, medicine, voc...
23 November 2013
Rockville, Maryland, United States
In the United States approximately 15% Asian-Americans have no health insurance and have had a difficulty understanding the options available in the Affordable Care Act. Although the White House has reached out to Asi...
25 October 2013
Kentucky, United States
Accessible affordable health care is needed for millions of uninsured Americans. The Affordable Care Act is a viable solution that helps the uninsured. Although the launching of the website had some glitches, many st...
22 September 2013
Child Friendly Spaces in Kilis, a city with a huge Syrian refugee population, and UNICEF’s art program in Jordan’s refugee camp, try to address the mental health of refugees, who are often dealing with great trauma. “...
3 September 2013
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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Preventing and treating chronic disease for low-income patients is one of the most vexing and expensive public health problems in this country - the healthcare system in Memphis, Tennessee, is not immune. But in the m...
3 July 2013
A project to take advantage of Coca-Cola’s famous global reach designed a kit of basic medicines that fit in between Coke bottles. But it turned out that what it needed to be copying wasn’t Coke’s package delivery, bu...
24 June 2013
California, United States
Few people can afford the cost of medications for chronic illnesses. California administrators of federal health care have limited the amount a person can be charged per month for high-end medicine.
19 June 2013
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
The human papillomavirus is a primary cause of cervical cancer. The HPV vaccine has reduced the rate of infection by half in recent years among teenagers. However, the vaccine has still encountered resistance by some ...
The New York Times
15 December 2012
New York, New York, United States
Over 3000 Words
New mothers who live in poverty are faced with fewer resources to help them with their physical and mental health as well as the health of their babies. In New York City, the Nurse-Family partnership matches nurses wi...
24 October 2012
Delphi, Indiana, United States
Thousands of clinics in America have no doctors. The primary care providers are nurse-practitioners – and their results are as good or better than that of the doctors.
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