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The Atlantic

Leah Todd

7 September 2016

Alamosa, Colorado, United States

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ERs are often ill-equipped to handle mentally ill patients and cause them more stress than they do help, furthermore, these recurring patients are costly. Mi Esperanza, a wellness center in CO, reduces unnecessary and...

Akron Beacon Journal

Stephanie Warsmith

30 August 2016

United States

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Across the country, various communities are struggling with a heroin usage epidemic. This article highlights communities taking unique approaches to this problem,whether it is innovate treatment recruitment or early p...

The Chicago Reader

Maya Dukmasova

25 August 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Police abolitionism, an idea that strikes many as fanciful and dangerous, lies at the root of many community projects in Chicago that have demonstrated on a small scale the ways that problems can be solved without pol...

The New Yorker

Siddhartha Mukherjee

22 August 2016

United States

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In the past two years, Zika virus has arisen as one of the most pressing public health concerns. This piece charts the worldwide efforts by doctors using new technology to develop a vaccine for Zika.

The Ithaca Voice

Melissa Whitworth

20 August 2016

Ithaca, New York, United States

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In Ithaca, New York, Catholic churches are teaming up with local collaborators to utilize the services they already provide through a new role - that of a resettlement agency.

TakePart

Kyle Dickman

19 August 2016

California, United States

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In California’s Sequoia National Park firefighters are using controlled fires as a tool to reduce the damage of wildfires as well as an instrument to protect the current species.

The New York Times

David Bornstein

17 August 2016

Walla Walla, Washington, United States

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The development of the ACE score in the late 1990s revealed that the causes behind many serious social issues-- from violence to graduation rates to poverty-- were rooted in trauma and stress experienced by the indivi...

Christian Science Monitor

Lonnie Shekhtman

16 August 2016

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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Many businesses are in need of technical-skilled laborers, however, such training has decreased in the last 30 years. A few non-profits are working with employers in the region to provide "skill-based" training for fr...

High Country News

Leah Todd

16 August 2016

Española, New Mexico, United States

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One small town in New Mexico called Española is ahead of the nation in treating opioid-related drug overdoses. The city trains law enforcement officers and community members in treating overdoses, offers needle exchan...

The Trace

Mark Obbie

11 August 2016

United States

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While policing initiatives have previously been driven by intuitive responses to trends in violent crime, the Centre for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University has developed a new strategy for identify...

The Taos News

JR Logan

11 August 2016

Questa, New Mexico, United States

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Addressing addiction takes long-term care and a multi-faceted approach. A model program at the Questa Health Center in the village of Questa, New Mexico, combines treatment with the drug, Suboxone, alongside a behavio...

The New York Times

Sonia Nazario

11 August 2016

San Pedro Sula, Honduras

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The gang-driven violence in Honduras has caused thousands to migrate to the United States. In the last three years, with emergency international aid from the United States, Honduras has experienced a 62 percent drop i...

Rio Grande Sun

Wheeler Cowperthwaite

10 August 2016

Española, New Mexico, United States

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Alcohol has claimed more lives in Rio Arriba County in the past five years than other drugs. SMART, a secular alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous, provides one path toward recovery, increasingly incorporating scientif...

Equal Voice News

Paul Nyhan

10 August 2016

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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Native American students are 237% more likely to drop out than their white counterparts. Organizations like the Native American Community Academy (NACA), are changing those statistics by creating curricula that focus ...

The Taos News

Cody Hooks

4 August 2016

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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Improving health care with the patient’s goals in mind requires in-person consultations and a system that efficiently collects data from the patient’s medical history and treatment. The Camden Coalition Health Informa...

Yes! Magazine

Melissa Hellmann

4 August 2016

California, United States

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Led by peers and providing everything from group therapy to tips on how to build credit, the Timelist program works with the recently paroled as well as the presently incarcerated to reduce recidivism. Seven years aft...

The Taos News

JR Logan

4 August 2016

Taos Pueblo, New Mexico, United States

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A comprehensive rehabilitation facility in Taos, New Mexico uses a holistic approach to curbing addiction by offering group therapy along with traditional medical treatment. By addressing deeper mental and emotional f...

The Guardian

Cathy Watson

3 August 2016

Mekelle, Ethiopia

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Environmental refugees in Ethiopia flee their country because there are no jobs without healthy land. A group of former refugees have returned to Ethiopia with a business venture in Gergera to improve the land by regr...

Waste Dive

Cole Rosengren

2 August 2016

Hawaii, United States

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As news and awareness about plastic pollution gains traction, a host of companies are looking for answers. Startup ByFusion is one of the latest to join in with a plan to turn plastic that washes ashore into construct...

News Deeply

Hannah McNeish

26 July 2016

Dedza, Malawi

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Sexual abuse and rape are frequent and accepted parts of the social fabric in Malawi. To combat that, Malawi girls and boys take self defense classes to learn how to avert assault in order to protect themselves and ot...

The Baltimore Sun

J. Brian Charles

16 July 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Baltimore and other cities saw an increase in violence and individuals repeatedly ending up in the hospital with serious injuries, which mass jailing did not solve, leading to the creation of Shock Trauma's Violence I...

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Staci Matlock

9 July 2016

Silver City, New Mexico, United States

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Hidalgo Medical Services is a nonprofit public health clinic that has set out to develop a model for delivering quality, affordable health care to rural communities through a comprehensive approach that addresses mult...

KING-TV

Elisa Hahn

29 June 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Homelessness has many challenges that require different services to aid those who have no place to live—including daycare and laundry. Seattle has established Mary’s Place Family Center, a public space that collaborat...

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Benjamin Goldfarb

28 June 2016

Fort Bragg, North Carolina, United States

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The fate of the Southeast's longleaf pine forests, and the endangered woodpeckers that depend on them, is in jeopardy. Fort Bragg, a station of the US military, is trying to save their local environment.

The New York Times

Patrick Adams

28 June 2016

Uruguay

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In Uruguay, illegality and stigma surrounding abortions resulted in problems with maternal mortality rates. Utilizing a unique solution, a medical protocol was created to provide initial information and followup care ...

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