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3 June 2014
Bronx, New York, United States
Hospitals in New York improve healthcare quality and reduce medical costs by staying in frequent contact with patients requiring frequent or long-term care. Montefiore's Accountable Care Organization pulls in care pro...
14 May 2014
Positive peer pressure - most specifically encouraging community influencers to lead by constructive example - has served as the key to adoption of various technologies and practices to improve quality of life for peo...
30 April 2014
San Francisco, California, United States
Health insurance sign-ups made available to all inmates at the San Francisco county jail, partnered with guidance from a clinic once they are on the outside, allows them to receive better care upon release, and may he...
25 April 2014
Seattle, Washington, United States
In S. King County, Wash., the organization Global to Local identified Seattle's ironic status as being a global-health center but having an increasingly unhealthy populace. Global to Local pointed local citizens to a ...
24 April 2014
Immokalee, Florida, United States
For decades, migrant workers in Florida have been employed under dreadful conditions, picking produce without breaks under extreme temperatures and women being sexually harassed. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers ha...
23 April 2014
Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh
Bangladesh has often struggled maintaining safety in the workplace. But a new effort ensures that Bangladeshi workers are trained about how to better follow security and safety restrictions to create a safer working e...
1 April 2014
In Nepal, a nation of farmers, undernutrition leaves children stunted and at lifelong risk. A nationwide survey aims to track this problem and use a comprehensive approach to tackle it.
31 March 2014
While the city of Medellín, Colombia was once known as a gritty, crime-ridden area, inclusive urban planning and partnerships with international corporations have turned the city in to an innovative model for policy m...
17 March 2014
Fresno, California, United States
When many Latina immigrant women arrive in the United States, they don't have access to the internet to learn about the resources available to them. Únete Latina, a program run by Latinas, sends mobile phone texts to ...
15 March 2014
New Delhi, India
Over 3000 Words
Population scale and density, insanitary conditions, and malnourishment meant that eradicating polio in India was a tall order. The government, alongside WHO, managed to do it in 2014 using a comprehensive approach.
12 March 2014
Bucking the worldwide trend, Nepal continues its successful fight against poaching, thanks to a multilayered system of information gathering, enforcement, and swift justice.
9 March 2014
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Two poor communities have contrasting approaches to the overwhelming healthcare needs in their regions. One takes a collaborative approach to medicine, creating better outcomes for residents, especially those of low-i...
22 February 2014
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Under 800 Words
In Memphis, a creative blight-reduction initiative called 25 Square Blocks broke down the city into blocks. Inspectors were able to quickly identify all the violations and fix them, using the same amount of funding, b...
13 February 2014
Kilis Merkez, Kilis, Turkey
Over 3000 Words
Refugee camps typically look like a prison with squalid conditions and barbed wire tops. By contrast, the Kilis refugee camp in Turkey is orderly, secure, and clean; has schools for children; has grocery stores, and i...
5 February 2014
Williamson, West Virginia, United States
“Sustainable Williamson” combined ideas and initiatives from local officials, community members, nonprofit organizations to address both the economy and the well-being of a community where unemployment and drug use we...
31 January 2014
Eastport, Maine, United States
Over 3000 Words
The small town of Eastport, Maine turned its economy around by tuning in to and making use of its unique geographical features, like being the eastern-most point in the country. The town has reinvigorated its port to ...
15 January 2014
New Delhi, Delhi, India
Under 800 Words
India has been able to eradicate polio through large-scale logistics, highly organized vaccine teams, proper funding, and accountability of health officials and front-line workers.
1 January 2014
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Over 3000 Words
Anxiety is America's most common mental illness. One author describes how he battled the disease.
22 December 2013
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Under 800 Words
For years, Chattanooga has had one of the highest violent crime rates in the country. - last year, its rate stood at 863 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, 34 percent higher than Fayetteville's. But like Fayettevil...
12 December 2013
Northfield, Minnesota, United States
Minnesota schools began a comprehensive program aimed at assisting children of minority groups to successfully navigate the college application process and push them towards higher education.
1 December 2013
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
As the elderly become more likely to have multiple chronic conditions and experience a gradual decline in health towards the end of their lives, a health care approach that centers hospitalization and intensive care m...
21 November 2013
Fort Dodge, Iowa, United States
In Iowa, a Medicare program uses financial incentives to encourage doctors and hospitals to provide the highest quality care possible. The approach has proven successful in providing comprehensive treatment for freque...
20 November 2013
Houston, Texas, United States
Most U.S. cities are sitting on thousands of backlogged rape kits that have gone untested. Yet in 2010, Houston (under newly elected Mayor Annise Parker) began an effort that ultimately eliminated its own staggering b...
14 November 2013
Huntington Beach, California, United States
The Twilight Education Club is a non-profit working to break down the barriers – transportation, child care and cost – that typically prevent the economically disadvantaged from accessing social services such as langu...
6 November 2013
In communities across Africa, health workers are going house to house with medicine to combat lymphatic filariasis, which is the world’s second-largest cause of chronic disability. They are participating in a strategy...
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