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NationSwell

Catherine Cheney

19 December 2013

Henderson, North Carolina, United States

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Obesity has become a health crisis for many women in the African-American community, but a group known as GirlTrek is working to change this by making exercise a social norm and creating supportive connections between...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

11 December 2013

Brazil

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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...

The Atlantic

Jonathan Rauch

1 December 2013

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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As the elderly become more likely to have multiple chronic conditions and experience a gradual decline in health towards the end of their lives, a health care approach that centers hospitalization and intensive care m...

The Washington Post

Sarah Kliff

25 October 2013

Kentucky, United States

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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...

The New York Times

Damien Cave

17 August 2013

Jamaica

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Marking a departure from other countries in the Caribbean and Central and South America, Jamaica has seen its crime rate fall after many years of lawlessness. A combination of factors helped bring this about, includin...

NPR

Ina Jaffe

5 July 2013

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Dissatisfied with the opportunities for residents of assisted living facilities to engage in creative pursuits, Tim Carpenter developed senior ‘art colonies’ that provided writing, performance, and visual arts classes...

The New York Times

Sabrina Tavernise

19 June 2013

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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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

Amy Yee

2 June 2013

Ghaziabad, India

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Over half of India’s population of 1.2 billion is under the age of 25. As such, there is a massive demand for skills training for young people to ensure their skills are matched with the needs of the job market. Gras ...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

29 May 2013

British Columbia, Canada

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Big money has big lobbyists - but small lobbyists can also bring about big changes. Groups like Results and the Citizens Climate Lobby train ordinary people to approach and make arguments to politicians and journalists.

The New York Times

Liz Alderman

14 May 2013

Paris, France

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The impoverished communities in Paris had high unemployment for adults and youth. The French government has offered financial incentives to hire people from the banlieues. Talents de Cités, a governmental program, off...

Al-Fanar Media

Sarah Lynch

11 May 2013

Cairo, Egypt

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Maps, art exhibitions, and online documents, are all methods in which women, activists, and students are fighting against sexual harassment on university campuses in the middle east. “It’s actually being broached as a...

The Washington Post

Ezra Klein

28 April 2013

Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States

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*Medical research has done wonders to rid populations of diseases; however, the U.S. health care system has failed to appropriate the right resources to Medicare patients with one or more chronic conditions. Health Qu...

The Lancet

Amy Yee

27 April 2013

Mumbai, India

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In India “more than 75 000 cases of cruelty by husbands or relatives against women were registered in 2009.” There are no general, medical guidelines for doctors to follow when examining victims of sexual assault. An ...

AARP Magazine

Beth Howard

1 April 2013

Seattle, Washington, United States

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An estimated 6,000 "never events" — egregious errors like operations on the wrong limb or instruments left inside a surgical wound — occur every month among Medicare patients alone. Hospitals across the country are re...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

13 February 2013

Alaska, United States

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Alaska has created a way for residents to financially benefit from the state's dependence on oil revenues. By giving residents a yearly portion of the revenue, the state has been able to see positive effects from an o...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

23 January 2013

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Social programs are seen as a fiscal burden on the U.S. However, investment in effective social programs saves taxpayer dollars so evaluating the performance of federal programs could help Congress act more responsibly.

The New York Times

David Bornstein

17 October 2012

United States

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We’re getting smarter about the way we’re addressing social problems. Patterns in the most effective solutions are emerging, such as making evidence-based decisions, accepting that humans act irrationally, and bringin...

This American Life

Ira Glass

14 September 2012

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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As kids and teachers head back to school, we wanted to turn away from questions about politics and unions and money and all the regular school stuff people argue about, and turn to something more optimistic — an emerg...

The Lancet

Amy Yee

23 June 2012

Kathmandu, Nepal

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In Nepal, specialty eye hospitals are training staff to travel to remote areas of the country to provide eye care to rural communities. This initiative is aimed to prevent and treat trachoma, a degenerative eye diseas...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

30 May 2012

New York, New York, United States

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When we consider the vast sums that governments spend — and the responsibility public officials bear — it seems crazy that policy makers don’t routinely make good use of evidence. The new White House effort to base sp...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

13 October 2011

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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For first-time youth criminal offenders, the traditional American jury falls short in encouraging behavioral change and may even set the juvenile on a course for repeated crimes. Washington, DC’s Youth Court is a jury...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

28 July 2011

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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The United States now has a variety of federally-supported nutrition programs, but the health care system remains disconnected from the social determinants of health. Many doctors simply lack the resources to provide ...

Egypt Independent

Leyla Doss

20 July 2011

Cairo, Egypt

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Frustrated citizens settled in Tahrir Square, in downtown Cairo, and set up a tent city with a school, bookstore, radio station, open-air restaurants, and a cinema. The sit-in is in protest of the military rulers' use...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

28 June 2011

Honduras

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A prosthetist from Texas visiting Jaipur Limb workshops in Honduras saw problems with their low-cost prosthetics - the issue wasn't the design of the leg, but the technicians at the Honduras workshops were people comp...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

9 June 2011

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Many offenders get out of jail owing hundreds or thousands of dollars in court and parole fees but face barriers to financing and job acquisition, sticking them in a punitive, vicious cycle of debt and arrest. A progr...

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