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New Vision

Jacky Achan

25 June 2020

Kampala, Uganda

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In parts of Uganda, ride-sharing has been transformed into a medical delivery service to ensure that those who are unable to travel to their doctor for antiretroviral refills have access to the medications they need t...

NHPR

Daniela Allee

24 June 2020

Nashua, New Hampshire, United States

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In Nashua, New Hampshire, public health officials have set up a Covid-19 testing site in the parking lot of a church to better serve minority communities. The testing site caters to both drive-up and walk-up appointme...

The Discourse

David Minkow

24 June 2020

Duncan, British Columbia, Canada

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A coalition of local groups in the Cowichan region focused on the welfare of vulnerable populations during COVID-19 opened five tenting sites that have provided people experiencing homelessness with safety, meals, and...

Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting

Marissa Plescia

23 June 2020

Minnesota, United States

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As the novel coronavirus disrupts how farmers get their products to consumers, many of them are looking for mental health resources to manage their stress. While the stigma of mental health issues prevents some farmer...

CityLab

Amanda Hurley

23 June 2020

United States

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Covid-19 created space for everyday citizens, who are not trained architects, designers, or urban planners, to alter how public spaces are used. Known as tactical urbanism, everyday people are using inexpensive and cr...

The New Yorker

John Seabrook

22 June 2020

Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States

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Telehealth is being implemented and used across the United States to assist both patients and doctors during the coronavirus pandemic. Although this practice has its limitations and cannot replace in-person diagnostic...

The Washington Post

Tara Bahrampour

19 June 2020

District of Columbia, Washington, United States

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When the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in widespread lockdowns, a Washington, D.C. Episcopal day school partnered with a retirement home to help students and seniors provide companionship to one another and decrease lone...

Bangor Daily News

Aislinn Sarnacki

18 June 2020

Maine, United States

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For some Mainers, in their spare time, they treat and care for wild animals and return them to the wild. These small-scale wildlife rehabilitators care for animals like flying squirrels and black bears by opening up t...

NHPR

Annie Ropeik

17 June 2020

Hanover, New Hampshire, United States

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Geology professors at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire have found ways to overcome the challenges of remote learning and delivered their students a new, and all-around more accessible, virtual class experience. The ...

NBC News

Erin Einhorn

16 June 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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After the pandemic forced schools to close, educators in Detroit had to take on the role of "detectives" in order to track down missing students and help them stay on-track. After realizing the extent of the impact th...

Bangor Daily News

Judy Harrison

16 June 2020

Bangor, Maine, United States

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Bangor drug court in Maine has turned to the use of Zoom to keep in contact with program participants during the Covid-19 pandemic. Although meeting via video call can disguise some physical symptoms of drug use, this...

High Country News

Anna V. Smith

11 June 2020

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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CAHOOTS, the 31-year-old program considered a model for the growing number of community-based crisis programs, fielded more than 24,000 calls in 2019, less than 1% of which required police involvement. The program's u...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Allie Barton

9 June 2020

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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To meet the financial needs of undocumented immigrants caught in the gap left by the federal CARES Act pandemic relief program, the advocacy group Aliento has distributed financial aid, educated workers about unemploy...

Are We Europe

Juliette Bretan

9 June 2020

Poland

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In Poland, a volunteer helpline connects elderly residents who call in with volunteers to engage in compassionate conversation during the coronavirus pandemic. While other hotlines exist that help provide aid services...

Outriders

Hanna Liubakova

8 June 2020

Manaus, Amazonia, Brazil

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Aula em Casa, which translates to School at Home, is a television program that features class material for students living in remote parts of the Brazilian state of Amazonas, who likely have televisions, but not acces...

edibleWOW

Kate Roff

Special Edition 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Wine bars and cheese shops in the Detroit area are taking their businesses online during the COVID-19 pandemic by offering virtual tasting classes to their customers. The Royce and Marrow, a wine bar, is connecting vi...

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Kate Roff

Special Edition 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, small farmers in Michigan are coming up with different business models in order to get their produce into consumers’ hands. Fisheye Farms in Detroit created a community-supported agricult...

Las Vegas Optic

Ryan Lowery

4 June 2020

Alamosa, Colorado, United States

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The Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program in Alamosa, Colorado, gives police officers the option of sending people to substance abuse treatment rather than straight into the criminal justice system. Used i...

Boise State Public Radio (KBSX)

Amanda Peacher

2 June 2020

United States

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has effectively responded to the Covid-19 crisis by quickly helping existing programs provide food aid to families. School lunch programs rapidly moved from providing hot food...

Staten Island Advance

Jordan Hafizi

31 May 2020

Staten Island, New York, United States

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Dance, karate, and music instructors in Staten Island, New York are adapting and shifting the ways they deliver lessons to work within the virtual landscape their students, and the rest of society are living in due to...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jason Laughlin

26 May 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia's local government and health care providers are working to improve access to health care and coronavirus testing in minority and low-income neighborhoods. While a testing center is the newest addition to...

Pioneers Post

Asad Pabani

26 May 2020

Islamabad, Pakistan

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Two organizations in Pakistan are working to tackle the country’s waste problem. Saaf Suthra Sheher in Islamabad set up partnerships with offices and schools to process their dry waste like plastics and glass. TrashIt...

NPR

Patrícia Monteiro

24 May 2020

Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, Rafael Duckur, an organic food producer in Brazil, started Pertim, a network of farmers working to help families in neighborhoods who can’t meet their basic needs. The group buys food lik...

Yes! Magazine

Stephanie Hiller

21 May 2020

California, United States

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To help small farmers stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, some organizations in California are aiding in their transition to community supported agriculture, or CSA, models that directly connect farmers to consu...

Next City

Cinnamon Janzer

21 May 2020

Washington, United States

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More than a dozen states are participating in a SNAP program, allowing people experiencing economic hardship to purchase food online from retailers. While only certain online retailers allow for food stamp purchases a...

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