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Quartz

Andrew North

6 April 2017

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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Mongolia, under the influence of Dr. Odontuya Davaasuren, has become very advanced in its palliative care. Patients are given full information about their diagnosis, are provided with the proper pain medications, fami...

Bright Magazine

Linus Unah

6 April 2017

Ondo, Nigeria

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In the Nigeria state of Ondo the maternal mortality rate fell by 40 percent after the state unrolled the Abiye vanguard program. Over 400 health vanguard’s were hired to ensure that pregnant women delivered their babi...

Bloomberg

Megan McArdle

28 March 2017

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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In many parts of the United States, people struggle with economic mobility and achieving the American Dream. Salt Lake City’s rate of economic mobility is at the highest in the country. An investigative journalist exp...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

28 March 2017

United States

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Community College Students, an often overlooked demographic, often suffer from low completion rates. Colleges across the country are using a guided pathways model, emphasizing features like full time enrollment, block...

The Baltimore Sun

Liz Bowie

28 March 2017

Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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Starting in the late 80s, Hartford school officials implemented programs to reverse the de facto segregation present in the district. Chief among these programs was developing 42 magnet schools, many of which provided...

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...

Civil Eats

Melissa Terry

27 March 2017

Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

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Leftover food from publicly-funded school meals is not simply an issue of wasted tax dollars and environmental concern, it is a detrimental misallocation of much needed food for many students who still go hungry in sc...

Los Angeles Times

Jacques Leslie

7 March 2017

Los Angeles, California, United States

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What do you do with 102 million dead trees, strewn across the Sierra Nevada’s forests? According to California’s Forest Service, something productive; previously left to stand in place and risk spreading fire at a muc...

CNN

Susan Scutti

6 March 2017

Maryland, United States

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With rates of childhood obesity increasing around the county, Howard County, Maryland, launched a three-year media campaign to combat sugary drink sales. After looking at data, researchers conclude that soda sales in ...

Arizona Daily Sun

Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa

5 March 2017

Flagstaff, Arizona, United States

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Flagstaff STEM City partners schools with professionals and creates kits that teachers can use to bring science into the classroom, teaching students and parents how to think critically and search out information thro...

Positive.News

Shaifali Agrawal

3 March 2017

India

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In India gender inequality and stereotype perpetuation have been barriers to reaching equality, Gulika Reddy tried to implement changes and work with adults but these ideas were so firmly entrenched that they could no...

Washington Monthly

Heather Boerner

1 March 2017

Stanford, California, United States

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Doctors at Stanford University developed per-patient and per-month payment plans to better support patients with complex medical needs. The approach upends the typical per-service payment model. It has radically impro...

Washington Monthly

Sheree Crute

1 March 2017

St. Charles, Missouri, United States

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Crider Health Center was having trouble coordinating the communication between psychiatry and primary care physicians. In 2012, under the Affordable Care Act, Crider and dozens of other mental health centers in the st...

The New York Times

Shefali Luthra

28 February 2017

Milbridge, Maine, United States

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Throughout the country, issues of health care exclusivity and rising drug prices are being addressed with creative solutions. Innovating new medicines and medicine deliver systems, such as an alternative EpiPen, is pr...

The Press of Atlantic City

Diane D'Amico

27 February 2017

Wildwood, New Jersey, United States

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The Wildwood School District has implemented programs during and after school hours to help provide nutritious meals to students living with hunger and poverty, while also teaching the children invaluable skills such ...

The Press of Atlantic City

Diane D'Amico

26 February 2017

Wildwood, New Jersey, United States

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In low-income districts, the school nurse is often a family’s first health care provider, and the role at places like Wildwood High School and Glenwood Avenue School has expanded to provide everything from warm coats ...

The Atlantic

Olga Khazan

18 February 2017

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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A mixture of intense therapy and the use of psilocybin—‘magic mushrooms’—has been successful with helping people break nicotine addictions. While many therapies only treat surface symptoms, psilocybin—administered in ...

Citiscope

Simone D'Antonio

16 February 2017

Essen, Germany

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Essen has a very industrial past but due to private and public efforts it has become Europe's 2017 "green capital". The city has converted industrial buildings into places for art, wastewater is being diverted from th...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

14 February 2017

Texas, United States

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In Texas, Mass-Incarceration is becoming a surprising hub of bi-partisan reform. By finding common ground, and brainstorming new solutions and alternatives to mass incarceration, the state has seen a drop in incarcera...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Quinn O'Callaghan

9 February 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Facing social stigma as well as other effects of being incarcerated, Philabundance Community Kitchen is using culinary education to provide much needed services to those formerly incarcerated. Via cooking classes and ...

Yale Insights

Tony Sheldon

7 February 2017

Dhaka, Bangladesh

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BRAC, the largest NGO in the world and one of the leaders in microfinance as an approach to combating poverty, discovered that despite its successes, microcredit did not always reach what are called the Ultra-Poor in ...

Washington Monthly

Anne Kim

6 February 2017

Fort Belvoir, Virginia, United States

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Mounting evidence points to an increasing disparity in the educational achievements of those children who attend and complete pre-school, and those who do not. The Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters ...

PBS NewsHour

Hari Sreenivasan

1 February 2017

Kintampo, Ghana

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Cooking over a wood or charcoal stove can cause serious health complications including pneumonia and cardiac disease, yet women in developing countries often have no other options. In Ghana, clean cook stoves are bein...

Texas Observer

Gus Bova

30 January 2017

Austin, Texas, United States

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Three Part Series, "America Beyond Detention": For decades, immigrant advocates have argued that the federal government should increase the use of residential shelters - like Casa Marianella in Austin - as an alternat...

Politico

Colin Woodard

18 January 2017

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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In Salt Lake City, a bipartisan coalition of public and private actors, including members of the business, industrial, religious, political, and civic communities voluntarily came together to pass an ambitious twenty ...

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