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New Hampshire Union Leader

Shawne K. Wickham

14 April 2019

Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

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Thanks to a federal grant, New Hampshire has implemented a “hub-and-spoke program” that connects those facing addiction problems with resources to help them. Acting as a single access point, the organization takes wal...

Durango Herald

Mary Shinn

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10 April 2019

Durango, Colorado, United States

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In Durango, Colorado, the emergency room was being treated as a primary care center by those that did not understand how to navigate the health care system when faced with times of uncertainty in their life. To both a...

New Hampshire Union Leader

Shawne K. Wickham

9 April 2019

Massachusetts, United States

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People with mental illnesses often do not receive patient-centered care that takes into consideration the mental illness along with the health concern they’re facing. Aiming to address this issue as is specifically pe...

The Boston Globe

Felice J. Freyer

2 April 2019

Massachusetts, United States

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Newly passed legislation in Massachusetts is allowing prisons to take a step towards managing inmates health care by letting a third party company administer medication that helps treat opioid addiction. This step tow...

Al Jazeera

Caleb Okereke

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1 April 2019

Kibibi, Uganda

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Bicycles can provide vital access to health care in remote, rural areas that are otherwise inaccessible by vehicle. The nongovernmental organization, First African Bicycle Information Organization (FABIO) has provided...

Daily Emerald

Ariana Sinclair

1 April 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Students at the University of Oregon have the option to apply for the Oregon ContraceptiveCare Program - referred to as CCare - to receive free birth control and contraceptive consultations. The program is available f...

New Hampshire Bar News

Melanie Plenda

29 March 2019

New Hampshire, United States

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New Hampshire has adopted a hub and spoke model to addressing substance abuse, funneling funds into a variety of directed, diverse approaches. In doing so, it has expanded training, increased communication and collabo...

Futurism

Kristin Houser

27 March 2019

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

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The United States Postal Service has launched a drone delivery service that has the potential to save lives due to the time it cuts down on providing medical supplies. Currently, the service is only transporting blood...

KUER

Erik Neumann

21 March 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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In Utah, expanding health care access is taking shape in the form of RVs equipped with exam rooms, medical assistants and a nurse. Specifically designed to serve uninsured community members, the newest mobile health c...

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Sunaina Kumar

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18 March 2019

Karimnagar, Telangana, India

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To address the issue of maternal mortality that was linked with women giving birth at private hospitals instead of public, Telangana implemented a series of reforms including childbirth kits, financial incentives, an ...

The New York Times

Cade Metz

10 March 2019

Madurai, India

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Compared to India's population, the country is facing a shortage of eye doctors, but artificial intelligence may help close that gap. Partnering with Google artificial intelligence researchers, an eye hospital in Indi...

Concentrate

Sarah Rigg

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6 March 2019

Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States

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The Michigan Prison Doula Initiative seeks to provide pregnant women experiencing incarceration the support and care they need to maintain physical and mental health before, during, and after giving birth. The initiat...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jesenia De Moya Correa

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5 March 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Young mothers don't always have access to the resources they need to better understand breastfeeding, but programs in Philadelphia, are working to address this. From creating a city-wide awareness campaign to meeting ...

WVPB

Mary Meehan

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4 March 2019

Wyoming, United States

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In rural parts of Wyoming, many people have trouble accessing mental health care resources, but telemedicine is changing that. Employing graduate students as counselors, people can access a telehealth clinic in order ...

FastCompany

Courtney Biggs

1 March 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Endometriosis impacts millions of women across the world, but many don't know what sort of symptoms to look for or how to treat it. To address this, a team at Columbia University developed an app that focuses on aware...

Devex

Sunaina Kumar

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28 February 2019

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

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Making the services of midwives accessible to displaced mothers living in refugee camps requires training and trust. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the government of Bangladesh are working to support c...

The Colorado Sun

Jennifer Brown

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25 February 2019

Colorado, United States

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Throughout the US, the majority of states have policy in place that dictates against treating immigrants there illegally for kidney failure until it reaches emergent conditions, costing states millions of dollars each...

The Colorado Sun

Jason Blevins

22 February 2019

Edwards, Colorado, United States

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An upscale rehabilitation center is coming to Eagle County in Colorado, after similar models have seen success throughout California. Although many residents have opposed the development, developers hope that this add...

La Voz de Guanacaste

Noelia Esquivel

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21 February 2019

Cañas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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It is not uncommon for senior citizens to face mobility issues, but a clinic in Guanacaste is working to "boost mobility for senior citizens and, along with it, their independence and safety." The program, which atten...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

20 February 2019

Vanuatu

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Vaccines delivered by done offer dependable access to healthcare in remote areas. On the island nation of Vanuatu, tech companies are partnering with the nation’s government, and UNICEF, to test drone deliveries. Simi...

The New York Times

Jamie Daw

20 February 2019

Germany

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As the United States looks to reform health care, Germany offers many lessons as being the world's "first social health insurance system." The country's model, which has been copied across other nations, dictates mand...

The New York Times

Eric Ravenscraft

20 February 2019

United States

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Technology is being used in the medical industry to bridge gaps often created by health insurance companies' reliance on reactive rather than proactive care. From hearing loss to family planning, entrepreneurs are fin...

The Verge

Angela Chen

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19 February 2019

Uganda

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Cases of malaria in Uganda are increasing, and early diagnoses are key to managing the situation. Piggybacking off of the idea of using paper sensors, doctors have successfully been able to use this financially savvy ...

The New York Times

Janet Morrissey

14 February 2019

United States

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The future of medical devices is beginning to heavily rely on the integration of technological advances including apps, robotic and 3-D printing. From increasing education around diabetes via an app to digital smart p...

Jackson Hole News & Guide

Kylie Mohr

13 February 2019

Wyoming, United States

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Interpreters provide non-English speakers greater access to healthcare by lowering the language barrier. The Spanish-speaking translation service, La Voz, helps residents in Wyoming who cannot afford expensive on-dema...

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