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Niagara Gazette

Max Warfield

19 September 2018

Niagara Falls, New York, United States

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Barbers in Niagara are using the casual intimacy of their client relationships to offer needed healthcare. They now recommend clients to clinics and provide educational materials.

The New York Times

Denise Grady

16 September 2018

Kigali, Rwanda

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In poor countries, where strep throat is not diagnosed, a seemingly harmless bacteria eventually causes the immune system to attack the heart valves. In order to help, the humanitarian group Team Heart, sends 40 to 6...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Jessica Black

15 September 2018

Australia

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A grassroots community campaign called YCHANGe is fighting disease in a rural Australian town by promoting healthy eating. The group works to make healthy choices easier by changing the whole community's approach—rath...

Politico

Arthur Allen

12 September 2018

Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

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As new Medicare requirements and expenses change, new start-ups are stepping up to move the hospital industry to share data more easily and break down the silos that keep care from being efficient for both patient and...

Motherboard

Kaleigh Rogers

10 September 2018

Zambia

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The effectiveness of so much medical care hinges on response time, but many rural communities in Zambia are a significant distance away from a provider. A project using ambulance bicycles got patients to care much qui...

CBC

Katerina Georgieva

10 September 2018

Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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Lights of Hope is an event in Windsor, Ontario that aims to bring community members who have had their lives impacted by addiction together. Not only does it offer a space for individuals and families to talk about di...

Yes! Magazine

A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez

7 September 2018

District of Columbia, United States

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Mamatoto Village is a maternal health group that offers services to women of color. The aim of the group is to address racial inequality in healthcare and level the playing field to give women of color access to servi...

U.S. News & World Report

Gabby Galvin

30 August 2018

Vermont, United States

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Independent senior living programs in Vermont have had such positive results that seven other states are receiving federal grants to expand the pilot program. By tailoring care to each senior, the Support and Services...

U.S. News & World Report

Joseph P. Williams

22 August 2018

Alabama, United States

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To combat the shortage of rural doctors, Alabama universities are offering rural medicine programs or helping fund the studies of students who commit to rural practice after graduation. Admissions staff also keep in m...

The New York Times

Abby Goodnough

18 August 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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Eight California hospitals use government funds to play for the E.D. Bridge program. They dispense buprenorphine on demand in an effort to address the gap in care between withdrawals and entry into rehabilitation prog...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

16 August 2018

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus is treating its patients both inside the hospital and in their community by helping to fund the construction of affordable housing and a workforce initiative that is creating...

Daily Nation

Aggrey Omboki

6 August 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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A hospital in Nairobi, Kenya is setting up the country's first breast milk bank with help from the government and an NGO to ensure infants get breast milk even if their mothers cannot provide it. The World Health Orga...

NPR

Renee Montagne

29 July 2018

Pomona, California, United States

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A collaborative of California hospitals has developed standard procedures for situations that threaten a mother’s life during childbirth as well as a “toolkit” of everything staff need for a rapid response. As a resul...

Public Radio International

Jaime Kaiser

28 July 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Boston Medical Center is growing food on the roof. Their rooftop garden produces fresh fruits and vegetables for the hospital. The cafeteria serves patients fresh, healthy meals and teaches employees how to manage far...

West Virginia Metro News

Shauna Johnson

25 July 2018

West Virginia, United States

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In Appalachia, health officials are changing the way they look at regional health. Instead of focusing solely on problems, regional health reports are featuring counties that are positive examples—especially counties ...

Yes! Magazine

Mason Adams

25 July 2018

Virginia, United States

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After a brutal incident led to a violent attack and the death of his son, Senator Creigh Deeds was determined to reform the mental health system in Virginia. The Deeds commission passed a series of reforms, among them...

Missoula Independent

Erika Fredrickson

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19 July 2018

Missoula, Montana, United States

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By 2025, 25% of Montana’s population is expected to be over the age of 65. Bill Thomas and Kavan Peterson are two leaders in approaching how to improve the experience of aging, in Montana and around the globe. They ha...

New Hampshire Union Leader

Shawne K. Wickham

18 July 2018

Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

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In New Hampshire, many actors are participating to coordinate solutions to the opioid crisis. Among the most effective solutions are training physicians to help patients manage pain without opiates, helping patients w...

The New York Times

Donald G. McNeil Jr.

16 July 2018

Geta, Nepal

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To combat trachoma in Nepal, the W.H.O. has partnered with pharmaceutical companies to provide access to services. In addition to drug donations and affordable services, W.H.O. is building trust by empowering local he...

U.S. News & World Report

Gaby Galvin

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14 July 2018

Omaha, Nebraska, United States

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A nonprofit in Omaha focuses on hospitals for its gang intervention work, making contact with gang members or potential gang members who have been injured through violence and may be ready to make a change in their li...

The Western News

John Blodgett

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13 July 2018

Libby, Montana, United States

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Following the closure of the Western Montana Mental Health Center due to budget cuts to mental health care funding, Lincoln County established a mental health coalition. The coalition came up with a new system for dea...

NPR

Gabriel Spitzer

13 July 2018

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Vancouver's safe drug injection sites have been credited with increasing drug users access to treatment while also decreasing dangerous behaviors like needle sharing. Now, Vancouver is also seeing a rise in peer-run ...

NPR

Rhitu Chatterjee

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11 July 2018

New York, New York, United States

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When a person is brought to the emergency room after a suicide attempt, they are at risk for attempting suicide again for the next three months. These patients often slip through the cracks after being discharged from...

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Chloe Reichel

11 July 2018

New York, New York, United States

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A program called the Safety Planning Intervention is reducing the occurrence of repeat suicide attempts among veterans. The program helps veterans establish a safety plan and identify a support network that they can r...

The New York Times

Gina Kolata

10 July 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Mitochondria in the heart, in charge of powering cardiac cells, if often irreversibly damaged by heart attacks and lack of oxygenated blood during surgical procedures. Two physicians at Boston Children's Hospital are ...

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