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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...

Next City

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...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Meg Kissinger

5 November 2013

Houston, Texas, United States

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Milwaukee County’s mental health system put more resources in expensive emergency care rather than invest in programs that offer continual care. As a result, Milwaukee County identifies nine solutions from other citie...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

30 October 2013

Connecticut, United States

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Child First is a program in Connecticut, where staff members deliver home-based parent guidance and child-parent psychotherapy to help prevent the detrimental physical and mental effects of toxic stress on children. T...

CityLab

Clare Foran

6 September 2013

Vienna, Australia

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Gender mainstreaming is the practice of creating “laws, rules and regulations that benefit men and women equally. The goal is to provide equal access to city resources.” Since the 90s the city of Vienna has adopted th...

Bitch Media

Sarita Santoshini

3 August 2013

Assam, India

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India faces a crisis with maternal mortality; largely due to poorly implemented maternal healthcare benefits, and high anemia rates due to harsh working conditions, the state of Assam suffers from the highest ratio of...

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Phillip Pantuso

1 August 2013

New York, New York, United States

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Public-private partnerships, nonprofit organizations, and community members themselves come together to make Brownsville, a neighborhood in NYC, a more collaborative, friendly and safe place. Though the neighborhood h...

The New York Times

Jean Friedman-Rudovsky

29 July 2013

Cuba

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Despite the fact that Cuba and the United States have had no bilateral relations for decades, the countries' meteorological institutions do collaborate by exchanging information about weather. This relationship could ...

The New York Times

Sarika Bansal

12 June 2013

Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Throughout India, wastepickers – people who scour landfills for garbage they can sell to recyclers – live at the bottom of society. But the city of Pune did something radical: with the help of a collective, they did a...

The Washington Post

Michael Alison Chandler

13 May 2013

Manassas, Virginia, United States

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Through programs across the country, nurses, social workers, or trained mentors offer support to new or expectant parents, imparting skills to help them become better teachers for their children. Through regular home ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

8 May 2013

Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Bangladesh schools had very low attendance because children were kept home to work and conditions were unsafe for girls, ethnic minorities, and those with disabilities. BRAC, one of the world's largest and most compre...

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