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Michelle Tolson

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26 October 2017

Afghanistan

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In Afghanistan, Bridge Hope Health Organization has sexual health peer educators in order to help prevent HIV. This NGO has been developed to help educate and prevent HIV in sex workers or other high risk individuals.

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Amitha Kalaichandran

26 October 2017

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Disseminating correct HIV information to the public can be difficult but an HIV prevention program for the homeless has used artificial intelligence to select 'influencers' who are more likely to spread information. T...

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Blythe Bernhard

19 October 2017

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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St. Louis has one of the highest rates of STDs and HIV in the state, but the city's Health Department has implemented a creative method for providing safe sex education and testing. The staff at salons and barber shop...

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Amelia Martyn-Hemphill

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3 October 2017

Gambia

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A new app and scope that attaches to a smartphone camera has the capability to photograph a woman's cervix in high definition and send the photo to clinicians for diagnosis. This device replaces previously very expens...

The New York Times

Andrew Higgins

1 August 2017

Ghana

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In places such as Ghana, people live far from proper healthcare, which is why Community Health Workers in the region, and in other regions lacking access to healthcare, are being trained. CHW's can help educate indivi...

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Emily Dech

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26 July 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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The ProMedica Toledo Hospital increases access to healthy food for low-income families through a novel kind of pharmacy. Patients receive free produce, recipes, and guidance from a dietician on how to treat and preven...

The Atlantic

Nicolas Pollock

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7 July 2017

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Cities like Los Angeles spend billions of dollars to house their homeless populations, especially as those who are homeless are more likely to be hospitalized and thus increase overall healthcare spending. Anthony Ruf...

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Julia Belluz

3 July 2017

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

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Black American mothers are about 3.5 times more likely to die from complications related to childbirth than white American mothers. A program called Pregnancy Medical Home in North Carolina has contributed to successf...

Japan for Sustainability

Yuka Kume

30 June 2017

Date, Fukushima, Japan

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Japan is a rapidly aging country. To help combat present and future ramifications it has implemented "Smart Wellness City Comprehensive Special Zones to Achieve Health and Longevity" to encourage and reward healthy li...

Bright Magazine

Dinsa Sachan

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17 April 2017

Uganda

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In Africa, millions of people suffer from HIV and the majority of them are women. The dapivirine ring decreases the risk for women to receive HIV. The ring is in the piloting phase but early results show that it reduc...

Yes! Magazine

Daphne Miller

27 March 2017

Pensacola, Florida, United States

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In addition to providing tradition primary care service, clinics in Pensacola and New Orleans are working to improve community health and promote health as well as treat illness. Initiatives—identified and developed i...

The New York Times

Jessica Nordell

11 January 2017

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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At Johns Hopkins, implicit gender bias was recognized as one of the main reasons for unequal diagnosis and treatment of preventable blood clots. A blood clot prevention checklist was created to disrupt this bias, both...

Washington Post

Tara Bahrampour

18 October 2016

Palo Alto, California, United States

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LinkAges is a program by Palo Alto Medical Foundation focused on building a community of individuals from different generations to prevent social isolation. This program connects elders with social engagement at the e...

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Kyle Dickman

7 October 2016

Ohio, United States

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Flu epidemics are predicted to be a major source of human death in the coming years, which, is why attention and funding needs to be paid to research and understanding. Bowman, in this article, discusses how Ohio narr...

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Ellen Berkovitch

5 July 2016

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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In many rural communities, access to specialty care represents the biggest health challenge. Since 2003, a groundbreaking initiative called Project Echo at the University of New Mexico has confronted that gap — with p...

Al Jazeera

Farrah Jarral

4 July 2016

Massachusetts, United States

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One of the hardest problems in tackling addiction is understanding how to approach it. In this video a University of Massachusetts psychiatrist is implementing mindfulness tools as a way to steer the brain away from a...

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Kiundu Waweru

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20 June 2016

Nairobi, Kenya

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For sex workers or other vulnerable populations, they are at a high risk to be exposed to HIV. Truvada is an HIV prevention pill that is currently being tested and could help protect individuals from this disease.

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Brie Zeltner

7 June 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Healing Hurt People program, or HHP, is an ER-based violence intervention program that works on the public health-based notion that violence - like other diseases that spread - can be prevented. It targets service...

Bright Magazine

Sam Loewenberg

14 March 2016

Havana, La Habana, Cuba

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Nearly a hundred Americans are studying medicine at Cuba’s Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM), where they are taught preventive medicine to treat the underserved.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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24 November 2015

Monrovia, Montserrado, Liberia

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Westerners' fear of infection of Ebola motivated a vaccine in record time, but a preventive system put in place could ensure similar results for other viruses before they reach the same magnitude.

The Baltimore Sun

Meredith Cohn

29 September 2015

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Residents who use a disproportionate amount of health care, or super utilizers, are a high cost for the system. A hospital in Baltimore is following the example of other hospitals and focusing on the underlying proble...

Pacific Standard

Rob Waters

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17 August 2015

San Francisco, California, United States

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For decades, AIDS has taken the lives of millions of people and infected millions more worldwide. The key to reducing the effect of AIDS, and even potentially curing it, involves treating patients as early as possible...

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Taunya English

3 August 2015

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Multi-faceted efforts are being used by Chicago health providers to raise HPV vaccination rates. In the primary care practice, providers are using workflow tools such as flagging patient records in the appropriate age...

The Guardian

James Meikle

21 July 2015

United Kingdom

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The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), a charity dedicated to improving health and wellbeing in society, has outlined plans for different occupations – including cleaners, hairdressers, postal workers, and restau...

The New York Times

Amy Maxmen

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3 April 2015

Tanzania

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Slow test results make it difficult to stop the spread of tuberculosis. Using faster diagnostic technology and driving vans to rural areas in Tanzania, GeneXpert is making progress in treating this curable disease.

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