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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...

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John Hockenberry

25 June 2014

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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After a policeman shot and killed a teenage African American, a community in Cincinnati blamed law enforcement for racial profiling and riots expanded throughout the city. With the help of the Department of Justice as...

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Shuka Kalantari

18 June 2014

San Francisco, California, United States

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Latin American women in San Francisco have suffered from post-partum depression, social isolation, and chronic stress at the time of their pregnancies. Run by midwives, the Centering Pregnancy program at the San Franc...

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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...

Albuquerque Journal

Olivier Uyttebrouck

30 May 2014

Las Vegas, New Mexico, United States

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The 'throw-away' members of society often lack access to adequate healthcare. ECHO works to help those suffering from illnesses underplayed by local hospitals.

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Bill Wilson

23 May 2014

London, United Kingdom

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For youth from low-income or disadvantaged families, the joy of participating in sports activities is often unobtainable, due to the costs of equipment, membership, and even cultural barriers. Street Games is a charit...

The New York Times Magazine

Paul Tough

15 May 2014

Austin, Texas, United States

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Aware of the challenges low-income students face, University of Texas Austin is offering them extra hours of instruction, advisers, and peer mentors, aiming to create a new sense of identity for these high-achieving b...

The Seattle Times

Linda Shaw

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27 April 2014

Auburn, Washington, United States

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As school poverty rates goes up, learning and test scores fall. At Gildo Ray elementary school in Washington state uses a teaching method called director or explicit instruction, in which children learn from a structu...

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 Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

14 April 2014

Oakland, California, United States

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Low-income students are at-risk for not completing high school or applying to quality higher education because they lack the guidance, encouragement, and practical support. The Rainier Scholars program in Seattle plac...

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Trymaine Lee

8 April 2014

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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S.O.S Crown Heights (Save Our Streets) employs the Cure Violence method developed in Chicago during the '90s, in which "violence interrupters" are used to build relationships with a neighborhood's most at-risk youths ...

Los Angeles Times

Noam N. Levey

19 March 2014

Bangor, Maine, United States

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Northern Maine is home to some of America's poorest - but it ranks high on national measures of health. Hospital programs visit more patients in their homes where they can be more comfortable and receive everything th...

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Dani McClain

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17 March 2014

Fresno, California, United States

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When Latina immigrant women arrive in the United States, they face the language barrier as well as confusion and anxiety without the internet as a resource to learn about different services available to them. Únete La...

Forbes

Devin Thorpe

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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.

SFGate

Kevin Fagan

14 March 2014

Napa, California, United States

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Napa State Hospital believes in providing dignity and morale to its patients through activities such as hosting live bands and holiday parties. Often, the volunteers get as much out of these events as the patients.

NPR

Ankita Rao

27 February 2014

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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A nonprofit is integrating yoga therapy in the mainstream health care system by training medical providers to use yogic breathing and techniques to treat various maladies.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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26 February 2014

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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A program based on the proven idea that helping others is healing, usually more healing than being helped.

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

Ankita Rao

4 February 2014

Addis Ababa, Oromia, Ethiopia

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Popular in some countries and catching on in the U.S., community health workers fill gaping holes in care. The workers help curb health care costs by preventing complicated disease and emergency room visits.

NPR

Sean Carberry

4 February 2014

Guldara, Afghanistan

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Child mortality rates are decreasing in Afghanistan due to more readily available basic health care, more effective vaccinations, and locally-trained volunteer health workers.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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29 January 2014

Jinotepe, Carazo, Nicaragua

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Many different people are inventing health devices for resource-poor settings, but some organizations - like M.I.T.’s Little Devices group - are empowering developing communities and increasing access to healthcare by...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

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28 January 2014

Oakland, California, United States

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Girls Court brings an all-hands-on-deck approach to the lives of vulnerable girls, linking them to social service agencies, providing informal Saturday sessions on everything from body image to legal jargon, and offer...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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15 January 2014

Michigan, United States

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Lotteries aren’t usually considered part of the solution to a savings crisis experienced across America, particularly by the nation's poor, but with more hopefuls purchasing lottery tickets than setting aside rainy da...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

12 January 2014

Kent, Washington, United States

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Student dropouts are a taxpayer burden. Cities save money and help kids by connecting them with diploma programs. Washington is making these efforts state law.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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18 December 2013

New York, New York, United States

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To educate and prepare new mothers, Centering Pregnancy and Centering Parenting sites in the United States offer community-based patient-centered care in low-income areas. Centering offers interactive learning, check-...

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