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ABC News (American Broadcasting Company)

Becky Perlow

Kenneth Moton

12 January 2021

Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

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In an effort to help get accurate information to the communities who are being disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, a program called Live Chair Health has started to train barbers "on chronic issue...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Jordan Elder

11 January 2021

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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A hotline staffed by teenagers for teenagers has been providing peer-to-peer support and counseling services in Arizona for years but has played an even bigger role during the coronavirus pandemic. The group quickly p...

NJ Advance Media

Tom Moran

10 January 2021

Newark, New Jersey, United States

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In 2020, six years after the Justice Department imposed a series of reforms on the Newark Police Department, Newark police officers have reduced their use of force so much that they didn't fire their guns at all in 20...

The Local

Tanushree Basuroy

7 January 2021

Germany

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When the coronavirus pandemic caused Germany to enter a period of lockdown, German authorities embarked on an effort to launch multilingual campaigns to make sure asylum seekers in the country had the information nece...

CityLab

Laura Bliss

6 January 2021

Durham, North Carolina, United States

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When city planners rushed early in the pandemic to close streets to automobile traffic in order to give residents a safe space to roam outdoors, they ended up learning lessons entirely apart from their original goals ...

The New Yorker

Jay Caspian Kang

4 January 2021

San Francisco, California, United States

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The San Francisco Bay Area has had fewer COVID-19 deaths than would be expected for such a densely populated area, largely by "drawing on resources and expertise that predated the coronavirus pandemic." Unlike other l...

The City

Yoav Gonen

Eileen Grench

3 January 2021

New York, New York, United States

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For 50 hours over five days, police and community members collaborated on the Brownsville Safety Alliance pilot project, which kept police officers away from a longtime crime hotspot so that community members could pr...

Sentinel Source (The Keene Sentinel)

Paul Cuno-Booth

2 January 2021

Brattleboro, Vermont, United States

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Police officers paired with substance abuse counselors go onto Brattleboro's streets to offer no-strings-attached help to people using drugs. Without using arrests or other coercion, the Project CARE "recovery coaches...

The Washington Post

Robert Klemko

29 December 2020

East Haven, Connecticut, United States

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After East Haven, Connecticut, police officers were caught harassing residents based on race, the Obama Justice Department took the police department to court and won a consent decree requiring a long list of reforms,...

The Beacon Today

Amber Amortegui

23 December 2020

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

Podcast

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In Florida, a hospital's respiratory department decreased readmission rates for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) by emphasizing patient education and encouraging cross-sector collaboration between departme...

The 74

Linda Jacobson

20 December 2020

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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In order to keep track of students and prevent them from dropping out, the Nashville district created “Navigators.” A corps of 5,600 school employees- teachers, lunchroom workers, and bookkeepers, who track students t...

The New York Times

John Florio

Ouisie Shapiro

18 December 2020

New York, New York, United States

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When a smallpox outbreak was deemed to be a likelihood in New York City in 1947, the city’s health commissioner rapidly launched a vaccination campaign that leveraged internal collaboration, consistent and transparent...

OneZero

Michael Waters

18 December 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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In the 1980s, a virtual messaging network, then known as bulletin board systems (BBSs), acted as a support group for many who were in search of peer support and reliable information as the AIDS epidemic spread. Althou...

U.S. News & World Report

Anna-Catherine Brigida

17 December 2020

Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico

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When the coronavirus pandemic threatened to spread to the Matamoros tent camp where thousands of asylum-seekers lived, local health officials and aid workers proactively launched a public health campaign to boost educ...

The Plug

Hadriana Lowenkron

15 December 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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To address gaps in the healthcare system that were only being exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic for Black Philadelphians, a group of healthcare professionals joined efforts to create the Black Doctors COVID-19 C...

The Hechinger Report

Kavitha Cardoza

14 December 2020

Adelphi, Maryland, United States

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Prince George's County in Maryland ranks fourth in the country for the number of unaccompanied students with sponsors. Often, these students have experienced a lot of trauma by the time they arrive at school. School o...

The Local

Anna Fleck

12 December 2020

Berlin, Germany

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The Poetry Project provides a platform for young refugees to create poetry, share their stories, and learn about German culture. The initiative started with weekly meetings for 7 young refugees to workshop poetry abou...

The Narwhal

Matt Simmons

10 December 2020

British Columbia, Canada

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The Canadian Coast Guard is building a working relationship with indigenous communities that live on the coast of British Columbia, in order to better coordinate rescue efforts. The indigenous tribes "have intimate kn...

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Natalia Rodríguez Medina

7 December 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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The Chicago-based Latino Alzheimer's and Memory Disorders Alliance (LAMDA) has helped connect "Latinos who have memory diseases with clinical support" by focusing on creating connections and using memory-health survey...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Katherine Sypher

4 December 2020

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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A team of volunteers at the University of Arizona is helping to bolster contact tracing efforts during the pandemic by working in tandem with those who have been trained by the Arizona Department of Health Services. A...

MIT Technology Review

Cat Ferguson

30 November 2020

Guam

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To raise awareness and encourage downloads of a contact tracing app, the team of volunteers who were built the app partnered with the Guam Visitors Bureau to collaborate on a grassroots outreach campaign. Using Zoom a...

The Daily Yonder

Judy Bankman

24 November 2020

Columbia Gorge, Oregon, United States

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The Bridges to Health program in Oregon is helping to improve community health by connecting individuals and families to resources such as housing, food aid, transportation options, and health-care facilities. Althoug...

The Current

Christiaan Mader

23 November 2020

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Once viewed as one of the nation's most brutal and corrupt police departments, New Orleans Police Department has earned steadily improving public support with a host of reforms. One reform that it took voluntarily, an...

Wall Street Journal

Bojan Pancevski

18 November 2020

Finland

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Both Finland and Norway have successfully kept COVID-19 cases at a minimum without fully implementing lockdowns within their countries thanks to a united government, closed borders, and mandatory quarantines. The stra...

The New York Times

Blacki Migliozzi

Ashley Southall

Ali Watkins

15 November 2020

New York, New York, United States

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New York City established its Civilian Complaint Review board in 1993 to strengthen its police-discipline system, a response to complaints that police officers rarely were punished for harassment and brutality, especi...

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