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Katherine Reynolds Lewis

23 September 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Many children are facing sleep issues that result in changed behavior and attitudes. Research suggests that this could be related to the way skulls are evolving, so a team of doctors are addressing the problem through...

Kaiser Health News

Maureen O’Hagan

23 September 2019

Hillsboro, Oregon, United States

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To reduce the rate of suicides in Oregon, a Washington County epidemiologist formed an unlikely collaboration with the county's death investigators in order to build a comprehensive pool of data about where and why su...

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Chad Small

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23 September 2019

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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Researchers, policy makers and activists have joined together to embed within a community in Brooklyn in order to encourage local control over climate change problems and solutions. From playing jeopardy, which combin...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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20 September 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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Oakland’s Ceasefire initiative takes a collaborative, comprehensive approach to reducing gun violence. City officials, community advocates, residents, and law enforcement work together by prioritizing data analysis, m...

The Atlantic

Deborah Fallows

17 September 2019

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

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Public libraries can serve as vital community resources. In Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the Forsyth County Public Library operates as a multi-use facility thanks to investments from a voter-approved bond and state ...

Beirut Today

Aina De Lapparent Alvarez

10 September 2019

Hammana, Lebanon

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Amplifying local culture, history, and food through the arts increases tourism and can revitalize areas struggling with depopulation. The Hammana Artist House, a collaboration between a philanthropist and Collectif Ka...

U.S. News & World Report

Prue Clarke

5 September 2019

Kigali, Rwanda

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Enrolling local agents allows global partners to connect underserved and remote communities to healthcare. A partnership between Rwanda’s Health Ministry and the Boston-based nonprofit, Partners in Health, trains comm...

The New York Times

Ben Casselman

5 September 2019

Round Rock, Texas, United States

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With the assistance of a local non-profit partner, Dell Technologies created a program to recruit employees on the autism spectrum to tap into an under-utilized section of the labor pool. Dell Technologies reflects th...

U.S. News & World Report

Ting Shi

5 September 2019

Shanghai, China

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Despite being faced with many limitations, China is trying to improve treatments and overall outcomes for childhood cancer patients. Although the country is still pushing for further success, hospitals so far have see...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

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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 ...

Are We Europe Magazine

Julia Migné

3 September 2019

Antarctica

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As conservationists around the world grapple with saving endangered species, many have turned to the tech sector. Initiatives like The Zooniverse, a citizen science platform for people-powered research, are helping ex...

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Emma Sisk

3 September 2019

United Kingdom

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Social prescribing, where medical practitioners encourage patients to look beyond medicine to remedy their issues, can lessen the demand for medical services and medications. In the UK, Denmark, and Canada, doctors ar...

The Daily Climate

Laurie Mazur

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29 August 2019

Missoula, Montana, United States

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Adapting to climate change takes planning and partnerships. In Missoula, Montana, partnerships with nonprofits like Thriving Earth Exchange (TEX) and Climate Smart Missoula reinforce the city’s climate planning. TEX c...

Searchlight New Mexico

April Reese

27 August 2019

Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States

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The Outdoor Equity Fund in New Mexico introduces troubled youth across the state to exploration in nature as a sort of informal therapy and mental retreat. The Fund - a first of it's kind across the nation - distribut...

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Stephanie Butzer

26 August 2019

Aurora, Colorado, United States

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For individuals wanting to store their guns outside of their homes, they can now find a space using the Colorado Gun Storage Map. The interactive tool was developed in collaboration between the Colorado School of Publ...

U.S. News & World Report

Casey Leins

21 August 2019

Laramie, Wyoming, United States

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Building networks of physicians in rural areas helps reduce shortages of healthcare specialists. A partnership between Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Idaho, and Montana, known collectively as WWAMI, brings doctors to th...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Jenn Chavez

18 August 2019

Wilsonville, Oregon, United States

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In a collaboration with the Oregon Zoo, the Institute of Applied Ecology, the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Oregon’s Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, women experiencing incarceration are helping sav...

Houston Chronicle

Perla Trevizo

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14 August 2019

Sargent, Texas, United States

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To protect the natural lands of the Texas coast and battle climate change, a new nonprofit is working to create a carbon dioxide storage program in partnership with private landowners. The innovative models give lando...

Route Fifty

Emma Coleman

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12 August 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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A well-designed algorithm can help increase the efficiency of complex, and troublesome, transportation systems. In 2017, Boston Public Schools hosted a competition to redesign its complicated bussing system. The selec...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Krista Johnson

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9 August 2019

Alabama, United States

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A growing number of U.S. schools are partnering with technology companies and using software programs to monitor students' social media for violent posts. However, some are expressing concern about how this practice a...

NPR

Pam Fessler

5 August 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Pioneering research has indicated that encouraging low-income families to move to "higher opportunity" neighborhoods improves long-term outcomes for their children. A pilot program in Seattle aims to put this to the t...

Wyoming Public Media

Rae Ellen Bichell

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5 August 2019

Longmont, Colorado, United States

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A local community member in Longmont, Colorado looks to creative public financing in order to keep the news media alive in his town. Looking to libraries as a successful model of special improvement districts, which a...

Mongabay

Leilani Chavez

31 July 2019

Samal, Philippines

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Ecotourism provides an economic alternative to fishing for coastal communities. On the Island Garden City of Samal, in the Philippines, residents have embraced a giant clam nursery and sanctuary, which attracts maricu...

News-Decoder

Lizan Nijkrake

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29 July 2019

Kenya

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Since the passage of a new law in 2013 that called for "closer coordination between academic institutions and industry" in response to a high unemployment rate, Kenya has shifted dramatically from its theory-based hig...

Things That Work Uganda

Absolom Ochieng

26 July 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

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YOYO Youth Vocational Training and Recreational Center is a vocational school in Zone 3 of Bidibidi, the largest refugee settlement in the world. The school is a product of a partnership amongst organizations such as ...

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