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Margot Sanger-Katz

27 March 2015

Seattle, Washington, United States

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The health care system in the United States is not only expensive, but also its social inequities and infrastructure fail to aid patients’ individual needs. Iora Primary Care in Seattle offers a monthly stipend for ph...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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31 July 2014

Rwanda

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Three African countries are successfully reducing the transmission of HIV through treatment and education, surpassing many developed countries in reducing cases. Although each is unique, the key lessons include using ...

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Tina Rosenberg

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3 July 2014

Port Chester, New York, United States

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We know how to prevent diabetes - but the U.S, medical system, with its twisted priorities, doesn’t cover prevention. A new program at the YMCA aims to build structured, effective prevention measures.

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April Dembosky

25 June 2014

Oakland, California, United States

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People of low income often have bad health habits and more ER visits which is a large cost for Medicare. AIM, a pre-hospice program in Oakland, found that personalized and preventive care reduces ER visits, is less ex...

The New York Times

Amy Maxmen

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25 June 2014

Bamako, Koulikoro, Mali

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After ongoing trials and successes for preventative measures toward malaria, experts have now reversed their support for them. In what remains an ongoing threat, especially to children, new interventions, like the com...

Kaiser Health News

Ankita Rao

15 May 2013

El Dorado, California, United States

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The Affordable Care Act’s provisions to increase health care while decreasing costs have caused physicians some economic uncertainties. Two physicians have transformed their practices into business models that offer ...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Rhiannon Meyers

21 April 2013

Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

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In Atlantic City, AtlantiCare is saving money while improving the lives of diabetics by offering free personalized medical attention. Diabetics are treated before the disease gets out of hand, minimizing the number of...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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23 January 2013

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Social programs are seen as a fiscal burden on the U.S. However, investment in effective social programs saves taxpayer dollars so evaluating the performance of federal programs could help Congress act more responsibly.

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Atul Gawande

3 August 2011

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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The highest hospital costs come from preventable emergency room visits. A doctor in Camden developed a home visit program which gives better and cheaper care.

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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2 August 2011

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Organizations are mobilizing volunteers in hospitals to connect low-income families with human services which address social factors like poor housing, nutrition, etc. so patients are able to work and thus afford heal...

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