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WBBM

Lauren Victory

21 October 2019

United States

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After recognizing that just-released inmates were more likely to overdose on opioids, Cook County Jail partnered with Cook County Health to train at-risk detainees how to administer Naloxone nasal spray. This program ...

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Aaron Moselle

21 October 2019

Pennsylvania, United States

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Pennsylvania’s WIC program, offering people experiencing economic hardship food stipends, is switching from paper checks to plastic cards. The seemingly small change will have a huge effect on how the benefits are use...

The Guardian

Jacob Kushner

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21 October 2019

Mbale, Uganda

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Reaching individuals at risk of HIV requires tackling stigma head-on. In Uganda, the director of the Eastern Region Women’s Empowerment Organisation deploys mobile health clinics to test and educate Ugandans on the ri...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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15 October 2019

Sweden

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To get input on city design plans from citizens without any technical knowledge, some city planners are turning to Minecraft, an easy-to-use computer game that allows users to build in a three dimensional environment....

Finding Fixes

Anna Boiko-Weyrauch

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15 October 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Chronic pain patients often rely on opioids for pain management, but this can lead to addiction. A specialized practice in Seattle is addressing this concern through the Structured Functional Restoration Program that ...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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14 October 2019

Karatudu, Kaduna, Nigeria

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In Nigeria, a project known as IntegratE is gaining traction as a means to improve access to and understanding around family planning. Specifically focused on increasing contraceptive coverage for women, this program ...

CNN

Fareed Zakaria

13 October 2019

Dallas, Texas, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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While many politicians use political polarization to their advantage, communities across the world are finding that talking through the divide can actually have an impact on how someone votes. Polls conducted before a...

Vox

Matthew Zeitlin

11 October 2019

Santa Barbara, California, United States

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Cities like Santa Barbara are creating "Safe Parking Programs" that designate certain parking lots as safe and legal for residents living in their cars to park at night. An organized intake procedure on-site attempts ...

Kaiser Health News

LJ Dawson

11 October 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Eugene, Oregon’s Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets (CAHOOTS) program provides specialists in response to mental health-related calls instead of police. The 30-year-old program partners with nonprofits, law ...

Wall Street Journal

Anne Tergesen

10 October 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Companies across the United States implement creative responses to help their employees save for retirement while they tackle student debt. Some companies pay a set monthly sum -- often between $100 to $200 per month ...

Second Wave

Jane Simons

10 October 2019

Battle Creek, Michigan, United States

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A very special 15-person book club in Battle Creek, Michigan is using the book club format to discuss hard topics like race. The conversations steer profound, intimate, and personal, and many members testify to how mu...

FreshWater Cleveland

Christopher Johnston

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10 October 2019

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center spent months deeply listening to their community before opening a new location in Shaker Square. The new location was decided upon as a direct response to the stated needs of the Afric...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

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9 October 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, an HIV-prevention group has partnered with another youth-focused social services organization to connect patients experiencing homeless or housing insecurity with appropriate resources. By offering we...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Elizabeth Miller

8 October 2019

Salem, Oregon, United States

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Oregon schools are leveraging the power of relationships to improve attendance and graduation rates for Pacific Islander and black students. Community resource specialists step in to get students to school, doctor's a...

Health Affairs

Rob Waters

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7 October 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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The Transitions Clinic Network is a program that helps to connect people who were arrested on drug charges with health-care professionals and a social support system once they are released. Originally piloted in San F...

Science Africa

Christabel Ligami

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7 October 2019

Samburu, Kenya

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A region in Kenya has combined innovation and demand to develop a birthing cushion that helps to encourage mothers to deliver their babies at the local health center. As more women choose this option, the stigma aroun...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Krista Johnson

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4 October 2019

Birmingham, Alabama, United States

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Kids in high-income families hear about 2,000 words every hour, whereas kids in low-income families hear about 600 in the same amount of time. Alabama is rolling out a program to close the language acquisition gap for...

LAist

Matt Tinoco

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3 October 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Los Angeles and other California cities are expanding their "street care" efforts by sending medical professionals into homeless encampments to include houseless individuals in the state health care system. Doctors su...

The Trace

Ann Givens

30 September 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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Following the Las Vegas mass shooting in October 2017, employees at the Clark County coroner’s office found themselves grappling with the psychological effects. The head of the department recognized this struggle and ...

The Christian Science Monitor

Doug Struck

30 September 2019

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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With one in every five newsrooms closing in the country over the last four years (that's 1800 newspapers), many local papers are trying radical new models to buck the trend. Novel strategies employed include turning t...

Berkeleyside

Tony Hicks

30 September 2019

Berkeley, California, United States

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In Berkeley, where shelter for those experiencing homelessness is extremely difficult to come by, the nonprofit and advocacy group Lava Mae is partnering with the city to provide a dedicated space for personal hygiene...

KGTV

Jennifer Kastner

26 September 2019

Santee, California, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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San Diego County’s Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility was redesigned to look less like a jail and more like a community. The newly designed facility prioritizes rehabilitation over punishment by providing educ...

The Colorado Sun

Adrian Miller

25 September 2019

Colorado, United States

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As congregations are struggling to engage younger people in faith communities, many are turning to food to energize young people. These "food-based ministries" span Jewish and Christian communities alike to connect wi...

Religion News Service

Aysha Khan

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25 September 2019

Illinois, United States

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Reddit has long been home to an Islam-focused message board that helps to connect people over a shared belief, but the online community is now expanding to include a twice monthly mental health discussion. Hosted by a...

WABE

Sam Whitehead

19 September 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Street medicine eliminates barriers to health care and reduces emergency room costs. In Atlanta, Mercy Care’s Street Medicine program works to meet individuals where they are at. The program has been working since 201...

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