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The New York Times

Peg Tyre

5 February 2014

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

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Students with low-income that attend public schools can find themselves locked in a system that prevents them from getting into the best colleges, from being unable to afford tuition, to not having the ambition, to n...

The Atlantic

Ankita Rao

4 February 2014

Addis Ababa, Oromia, Ethiopia

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Popular in some countries and catching on in the U.S., community health workers fill gaping holes in care. The workers help curb health care costs by preventing complicated disease and emergency room visits.

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

28 January 2014

Oakland, California, United States

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Girls Court brings an all-hands-on-deck approach to the lives of vulnerable girls, linking them to social service agencies, providing informal Saturday sessions on everything from body image to legal jargon, and offer...

Kaiser Health News

Ankita Rao

23 November 2013

Rockville, Maryland, United States

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In the United States approximately 15% Asian-Americans have no health insurance and have had a difficulty understanding the options available in the Affordable Care Act. Although the White House has reached out to Asi...

The Seattle Times

Brian M. Rosenthal

6 October 2013

Yakima, Washington, United States

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There is a mental-health capacity crisis gripping Washington state. The area’s response approach, crafted over two decades, centers on a set of intensive outpatient and early-intervention programs aimed at preventing ...

The Atlantic

Ankita Rao

10 September 2013

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Housing First programs enable homeless people to attain health care services and a place to live– which, advocates say, ultimately saves taxpayers money. One woman's story is a revival of dignity, if not health.

The New York Times

Damien Cave

17 August 2013

Jamaica

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Marking a departure from other countries in the Caribbean and Central and South America, Jamaica has seen its crime rate fall after many years of lawlessness. A combination of factors helped bring this about, includin...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

17 July 2013

Kembata Alaba and Tembaro, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region, Ethiopia

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There is nothing more difficult than changing entrenched cultural practices, especially those as shrouded in taboos as female genital cutting. A grassroots approach in Ethiopia, however, has nearly completely eradicat...

The New York Times Magazine

John Buntin

10 July 2013

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles,the Crips and Blood gangs have violently fought each other for decades. By 2013, the LAPD has enforced new measures including community policing with an emphasis on fairness ra...

The Washington Post

Ezra Klein

28 April 2013

Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States

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*Medical research has done wonders to rid populations of diseases; however, the U.S. health care system has failed to appropriate the right resources to Medicare patients with one or more chronic conditions. Health Qu...

POZ Magazine

Benjamin Ryan

21 February 2013

District of Columbia, Washington, United States

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People with HIV/AIDS don't always know where to go for help or don't feel empowered to return when psychiatrists or doctors seem unwelcoming. Organizations throughout Washington, D.C. are working against perception by...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

10 October 2012

Uganda

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A successful program in Uganda trains village women to sell medicines, fortified foods and other important goods using the Avon model, aiming to create a self-sustaining system for delivering essential health products.

The New York Times

Sam Loewenberg

5 September 2012

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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A nutrient powder can save anemic children, but the people who could benefit are distrustful. Having local mothers distribute the supplement was successful in Bangladesh.

Philadelphia Magazine

Steve Volk

23 August 2012

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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When kids grow up in violence-ridden areas, the psychological stress they endure can have impacts mimicking PTSD symptoms and often leads to less resiliency when it comes to joining gangs. Although there is no quick f...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

6 May 2012

Elmira, New York, United States

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In 2010, 5.9 million children were reported as abused or neglected in the United States. The Nurse-Family Partnership, or NFP, arranges for registered nurses to make regular home visits to first-time low-income or vul...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

25 October 2011

United States

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When adults are asked what values they think youth sports actually reinforce most, they say competitiveness and the importance of winning. The Positive Coaching Alliance provides teaching tools that help coaches redef...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

2 May 2011

Saratoga, California, United States

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Despite significant increases in funding and advances in biomedical research, the rates of new treatments and drugs for illnesses that reach the market every year have plummeted. A group called the Myelin Repair Found...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

18 April 2011

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Can we improve the methods we use to teach math in schools — so that everyone develops proficiency? A grade-school math program is changing how children learn based on the assumption that all children can achieve a hi...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

4 March 2011

New York, New York, United States

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It's unusual for health programs to find it financially beneficial to send a home visitor regularly to help patients. But medical programs in various parts of the United States are experimenting with using peer groups...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

17 January 2011

New York, New York, United States

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Newly released prisoners often return to crime from lack of effective re-introduction programs. The Fortune Society in New York is a group home which offers resources and positive peer pressure to the ex-prisoners as ...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

6 December 2010

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Foreclosure affects millions of homeowners and millions more owe more on their mortgages than what their homes are worth, but Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People (ESOP), offers assistance. As a free service to ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

3 December 2010

Tehran, Iran

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Two columns on how Iran is treating its massive epidemic of injecting drug use by tackling it as a health problem, effectively lowering H.I.V. rates among drug users using an approach to drugs known as harm reduction.

The New York Times

David Bornstein

22 November 2010

Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

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Children coming from abusive households are often reluctant to discuss their past experiences. A Mexican foundation is using animated characters to help abused and ill children speak about their lives.

SFGate

Kevin Fagan

6 December 2004

San Francisco, California, United States

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San Francisco's Care Not Cash program began in 2004 in response to the city's homelessness crisis. One facet of the program is an outreach team, whose members regularly visit homeless people on the street to connect t...

SFGate

Rob Waters

14 November 2004

San Francisco, California, United States

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Research has shown the importance of infant-primary caregiver attachment for the future of the child's cognitive ability, emotional health, and parent relationship. Infant Mental Health Specialists and other practitio...

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