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BBC

Jeremy Cooke

8 January 2019

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Rather than treat opioid users like criminals, Vancouver has deemed it a public health crisis. The city, especially its downtown east side, witnessed 1,500 deaths in just one year from opioid use. Its approach is uniq...

New Mexico In Depth

Sylvia Ulloa

18 December 2018

New Mexico, United States

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At Lynn Middle School in New Mexico, local partners have joined together to bring social services, such as wi-fi, clothes, food, and health clinics, to students and their families on the school's campus. Advocates arg...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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11 December 2018

Kano, Nigeria

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A new three year program is educating, training, and deploying midwives to six northern Nigerian states. This influx of midwives has helped to ensure safe deliveries as well as provide women with perinatal and antenat...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

MaryJo Webster

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Brandon Stahl

9 December 2018

West Valley City, Utah, United States

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In West Valley City, Utah, the police department has transformed how they handle sex crimes. Department reforms include mandatory training on trauma, required testing of all rape kits, and the development of a set of ...

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Jon Brooks

5 December 2018

Chico, California, United States

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Chico veterinarians treated cats and dogs burned in California wildfires with fish skins. Tilapia has collagen and which can help heal burned paws and prevent infection.

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Michael de Yoanna

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4 December 2018

Greeley, Colorado, United States

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Combining the skills of medical emergency responders, crisis intervention specialists and social workers has had success in lowering the number of 911 calls for a fire department in Greeley, Colorado. Dubbed Squad 1, ...

Model D

Estelle Slootmaker

4 December 2018

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

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Throughout the Untied States there are many rural areas that do not have quick access to hospitals or other means of healthcare, so some providers are turning to repurposing abandoned buildings into clinics. Focusing ...

PBS NewsHour

Amna Nawaz

3 December 2018

Pikeville, Kentucky, United States

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Pikeville, Kentucky, like many towns in Eastern Kentucky, used to be entirely dependent on the coal industry. With the decline of coal, the town has shifted its focus to healthcare. City leaders are hoping investment ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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29 November 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, a program based on a similar initiative in Cleveland is on its way to success. PAGE (Philadelphia Anchors for Growth & Equity) will direct spending from large institutions locally. Specifically, it wi...

The Colorado Sun

Jennifer Brown

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19 November 2018

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Denver lawmakers and activists are working to curb drug addiction and prevent overdose deaths with legislation and services. Despite federal illegality, local legislators want to legalize safe injection sites in the s...

The Guardian

Robert Booth

18 November 2018

London, United Kingdom

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Allowing doctors to refer patients to social activities and community programs eases workloads by reducing hospital admissions for non-medical issues. The practice of “community prescribing,” pioneered by a group of g...

DCist

Ariel Plotnick

15 November 2018

United States

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A sound artist in Washington DC is working to improve the hospital experience for patients by changing the soundscape. her company produces a device that lets patients use sensors to make their own soothing noises. Sh...

The Trace

Elizabeth Van Brocklin

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14 November 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Scoop and Run is a police practice that has saved lives. During a “scoop and run” police take gunshot or stab wound victims to the emergency room instead of waiting for an ambulance. Philadelphia is the only city, amo...

Daily Nation

Aggrey Omboki

13 November 2018

Kenya

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Medical innovations in maternal and child health could save thousands of lives in Africa if more governments adopted them. A Kenyan doctor with an international nonprofit that works to transform global health through ...

Washington Post

Michael Ollove

4 November 2018

California, United States

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While maternal mortality rates climbed in the United States, California decreased its incidence of maternal death in childbirth. A collaborative group formed to study the issue and started the Maternal Data Center to ...

Associated Press

Kristen de Groot

2 November 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Some hospitals are finding ways to help their patients vote. Penn Votes Project is an initiative between hospitals and the Penn Law School that helps patients fill out and notarize their absentee ballots. Then there’s...

Capital & Main

Judith Lewis Mernit

23 October 2018

Eureka, California, United States

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Syringe exchange programs throughout the United States have been surrounded by controversy, but that doesn't mean they haven't had positive impacts on the community they serve. In northern California, the Humboldt Are...

Radio Health Journal

Nancy Benson

21 October 2018

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

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Hospital gowns historically aren't designed for the patient, but rather for the conveniency of the medical staff; however, several hospitals throughout the United States have decided to change this after negative pati...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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16 October 2018

Sokoto, Sokoto, Nigeria

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Chlorhexidine gel has been successfully used to ensure healthy births and avoid newborn babies from having often fatal infections around their umbilical cord. The use of this gel—as well as the end of potentially harm...

Colorado Public Radio

Andrea Dukakis

9 October 2018

Lakewood, Colorado, United States

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Companion robots are making their way into Colorado senior living communities with the goal of providing meaningful company to residents. Equipped with a "soft human face," the companion robots mitigate against depres...

La Voz de Guanacaste

Noelia Esquivel

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2 October 2018

Carrillo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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A non-profit clinic in Guanacaste offers free mental health care to children in the region. The group makes it easy to access services—an old system was only available monthly—and keeps data on diagnoses to better ser...

Nigeria Health Watch

Chibuike Alagboso

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25 September 2018

Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria

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Being in a conflict zone, primary healthcare in the state of Borno in Nigeria has suffered in recent years. In response to the crisis, Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) centers provide Ready-To-Use The...

Scalawag

Katherine Webb-Hehn

24 September 2018

Alabama, United States

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In one of the worst states to have a pregnancy, midwives might be the answer. In Alabama, activists pushed for the re-legalization of professional midwifery. Now, midwifes in the state are providing care for mothers, ...

Washington Post

Vidhi Doshi

23 September 2018

New Delhi, India

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India launched a new nationwide healthcare program dubbed “Modicare.” The massive plan is supposed to provide healthcare to 500 million people. Most importantly, it will provide “poor families insurance of up to $6,95...

The New York Times

Richard Schiffman

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20 September 2018

Glen Cove, New York, United States

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A Long Island health care system has implemented projects that address the centrality of food to people’s health and how hospitals can provide healthy food both during and after admission. These include hiring chefs t...

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