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Amanda Aronczyk

3 June 2014

Bronx, New York, United States

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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...

The New York Times

Helen Coster

14 May 2014

Kenya

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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...

KQED

April Dembosky

30 April 2014

San Francisco, California, United States

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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...

The Seattle Times

Abigail Higgins

25 April 2014

Seattle, Washington, United States

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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 ...

The New York Times

Steven Greenhouse

24 April 2014

Immokalee, Florida, United States

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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...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

23 April 2014

Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh

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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...

Johns Hopkins Public Health Magazine

Cathy Shufro

1 April 2014

Sitapur, Nepal

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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.

Next City

Gregory Scruggs

31 March 2014

Medellín, Colombia

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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...

Colorlines

Dani McClain

17 March 2014

Fresno, California, United States

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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 ...

Forbes

Devin Thorpe

15 March 2014

New Delhi, India

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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.

National Geographic

Laurel Neme

12 March 2014

Bharatpur, Nepal

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Bucking the worldwide trend, Nepal continues its successful fight against poaching, thanks to a multilayered system of information gathering, enforcement, and swift justice.

Los Angeles Times

Noam N. Levey

9 March 2014

Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

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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...

Fayetteville Observer

Greg Barnes

22 February 2014

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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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...

The New York Times

Mac McClelland

13 February 2014

Kilis Merkez, Kilis, Turkey

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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...

Kaiser Health News

Ankita Rao

5 February 2014

Williamson, West Virginia, United States

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“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...

The Atlantic

James Fallows

31 January 2014

Eastport, Maine, United States

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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 ...

Deseret News

Lane Anderson

15 January 2014

New Delhi, Delhi, India

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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.

The Atlantic

Scott Stossel

1 January 2014

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Anxiety is America's most common mental illness. One author describes how he battled the disease.

Fayetteville Observer

Greg Barnes

22 December 2013

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

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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...

Minnesota Public Radio

Elizabeth Baier

12 December 2013

Northfield, Minnesota, United States

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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.

The Atlantic

Jonathan Rauch

1 December 2013

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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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...

Kaiser Health News

Jenny Gold

21 November 2013

Fort Dodge, Iowa, United States

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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...

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Anna Clark

20 November 2013

Houston, Texas, United States

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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...

Orange County Register

Jordan England-Nelson

14 November 2013

Huntington Beach, California, United States

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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...

The New York Times

Jason Silverstein

6 November 2013

Togo

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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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