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Vox

Tara Golshan

22 January 2020

Maryland, United States

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Maryland's health care system is based on three pillars – all-payer rate setting, a global budget, and total cost of care – that, together, have shown positive results both for the patients and for the state's hospita...

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Dylan Scott

17 January 2020

Netherlands

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Health care in the Netherlands relies heavily on the collaboration, cooperation, and shared responsibility between private markets and government regulations to achieve affordable, consistent, and quality care for pat...

NPR

Dan Gorenstein

Leslie Walker

8 January 2020

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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Researchers in New Jersey have been testing the idea that an increased specialized care model directed towards the sickest and most expensive patients would help reduce costs and improve health, but the trials have be...

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Sarah Taddeo

20 December 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care program at UCLA in California is offering a new kind of patient-centered care that has helped bring relief to families in the region. The program, which creates a care plan "that buil...

The Connecticut Mirror

Jenna Carlesso

16 December 2019

Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States

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Connecticut has a law that requires the state to collect unused prescription drugs to be reimbursed by the vendor companies, but advocates for better health equity want to see the unexpired drugs instead be distribute...

Time Magazine

Juhie Bhatia

29 November 2019

Namibia

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There are over one million people in the United States living with HIV, reaching a crisis level in states such as Georgia; however, countries like Namibia are offering lessons for how to tackle the problem. By offerin...

How Do We Fix It?

Richard Davies

21 November 2019

New York, New York, United States

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To promote better healthcare access in The Bronx, local healthcare providers, activists, and nonprofits are working together to implement tactics such as community conversations or the use of an app that assists pregn...

Finding Fixes

Anna Boiko-Weyrauch

15 October 2019

Edmonds, Washington, United States

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The emergency room at Swedish Hospital in Edmonds, Washington is working to implement more focused care for those suffering from opioid addiction, an offering not typically present at most hospitals. Using a hands-on ...

The New Yorker

Zoey Poll

9 October 2019

Revin, France

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Mail carriers in France are stepping in to provide health checks to the vulnerable and elderly as part of a program known as Veiller Sur Mes Parents – or “Watch Over My Parents.” Not only does this service help create...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Allison McNearney

4 October 2019

Fort Worth, Texas, United States

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Community paramedicine programs have been in existence for years but are just recently gaining popularity as a means of letting paramedics act less like crisis managers and more like health counselors. Initially desig...

Forbes

Christine Ro

16 September 2019

Sudan

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Dental work can be a less than fond experience for many, but a procedure developed in Sudan is helping to address the anxiety that often comes with treating cavities. The practice which caps a cavity rather than remov...

U.S. News & World Report

Gaby Galvin

5 September 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Depending on location and socio-economics, treating childhood cancer looks different for many families. In Washington, organizations are cognizant of this gap and are aiming to eliminate barriers for these families by...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

4 September 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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When you're new to a city, finding health practitioners that you trust can be difficult, and it's made even more challenging if you identify as LGBTQ and are looking for queer-competent providers. A new app launching ...

The Atlantic

Deborah Fallows

4 September 2019

Eastport, Maine, United States

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Across the United States, rural health-care centers that qualify to receive a Federally Qualified Health Centers designation are better able to provide affordable care for those that need it. Although there are limita...

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David Gaberle

Simona Fendrychová

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Nikita Poliakov

16 July 2019

Prague, Czech Republic

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Individuals at a high risk of suicide can benefit from targeted, accessible, and client-centered care. As part of a new mental health initiative, the Czech government is funding mental health centers for patients at h...

BBC

Emma Bryce

Wana Udobang

19 June 2019

Lagos, Nigeria

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Addressing the stigma surrounding Caesarean sections in sub-saharan Africa is a vital component in reducing maternal mortality. In Nigeria, the nonprofit, Mamalette, a nonprofit organization, recruits and trains mothe...

University of Oregon

Ariana Sinclair

Ruben Estrada

Hannah Kanik

Winter 2019

Salem, Oregon, United States

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As of 2018, Oregon’s backlog of Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) kits had been cleared thanks to the passage of a state bill, commonly referred to as Melissa’s Law. Besides clearing the accumulated kits, the legisl...

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Sunaina Kumar

18 March 2019

Karimnagar, Telangana, India

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To address the issue of maternal mortality that was linked with women giving birth at private hospitals instead of public, Telangana implemented a series of reforms including childbirth kits, financial incentives, an ...

La Voz de Guanacaste

Noelia Esquivel

18 February 2019

Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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At Enrique Baltodano Hospital healthcare providers are working on improving patient experiences by implementing patient-centered care. From making surgery preparations more enjoyable for children to offering an array ...

Undark

Jocelyn Wiener

12 December 2018

Santa Cruz, California, United States

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Realizing there was no protocol in place to help pregnant women addicted to drugs or babies born to a mother with an addiction problem, a team of doctors in Santa Cruz created one. From using morphine to treat withdra...

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Lewis Wallace

24 October 2018

Tennessee, United States

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After accompanying trans people to their doctors appointments, and answering their medical questions, Kale Edmindson founded Trans Buddy in 2013. “Transgender people can call a hotline and get a trained “buddy” to ans...

Capital & Main

Judith Lewis Mernit

22 October 2018

Ukiah, California, United States

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Harm reduction is a quickly growing practices that aims to reduce drug-related deaths and the spread of disease often caused by dirty needles. Although public perception is still widely negative, the industry has seen...

Radio Health Journal

Nancy Benson

21 October 2018

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

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Hospital gowns historically aren't designed for the patient, but rather for the conveniency of the medical staff; however, several hospitals throughout the United States have decided to change this after negative pati...

Colorado Public Radio

Andrea Dukakis

9 October 2018

Lakewood, Colorado, United States

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Companion robots are making their way into Colorado senior living communities with the goal of providing meaningful company to residents. Equipped with a "soft human face," the companion robots mitigate against depres...

Politico

Joanne Kenen

12 September 2018

Torrance, California, United States

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The Medicare system is struggling with rising costs and a rapidly aging population, but one solution to the issue might be to encourage people to lay out end-of-life plans and wishes before a health crisis. The Provid...

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