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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Sarah Maslin

11 October 2014

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Previous efforts to rein in Milwaukee's infant mortality rate have focused on services for mothers: increasing access to prenatal care, treating underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, and reducing behaviors s...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

9 October 2014

Santiago, Chile

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The Homeless World Cup is the premier soccer tournament for homeless players. Programs around the world use soccer as a means of building a sense of community, sublimating negative energies, and encouraging personal g...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Allison Frost

8 October 2014

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Gang violence reduction services are often centered on singular gang members, leaving a gap meeting the needs of those affected by gang activity. GIFT, the Gang Impacted Families Team, is working to expand support for...

The Tyee

Geoff Dembicki

29 September 2014

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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Amidst a world struggling with smart ways to confront climate change, Hawaii's 2050 Plan for sustainability is working to be a model for the rest of the world. So far, it is on it's way to being a leader in solar ener...

Al-Fanar Media

Sarah Lynch

29 August 2014

Cairo, Egypt

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Service learning is a United-States based term and is often referred to as community or project-based learning in the Arab world. Courses were first labeled “community-based learning” at the American University in Cai...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

28 August 2014

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Many low income citizens feel as though they are restricted from getting medical attention and often stay trapped in their problems. Home visits offer a positive solution.

Kaiser Health News

Jenny Gold

20 August 2014

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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In the United States 20 percent of prisoners have a mental illness. San Antonio law enforcement and mental health workers pooled their resources and worked together to create a one-stop center for the mentally ill to ...

NPR

Jenny Gold

19 August 2014

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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Across the country, jails hold 10 times as many people with serious mental illness as state hospitals do, according to a recent report from the Treatment Advocacy Center. To deal with the problem, San Antonio and Bexa...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

14 August 2014

Khulna, Khulna Division, Bangladesh

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With the creation of oral rehydration solution, diarrhea can be treated by inexpensive, homemade remedies. O.R.S. has undeniably helped Bangladesh make big strides in improving child health in recent decades thanks to...

Yahoo! News

Liz Goodwin

30 June 2014

New York, New York, United States

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U.S. courts are offering war veterans who face jail time the choice of rehabilitation. This helps them adjust to civilian life and reduces repeat offences.

KQED

April Dembosky

25 June 2014

United States

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A coordinated care program is helping provide in-home care to those who are considered pre-hopsice and who are combatting chronic health issues. While the program doesn't always financially help the hospitals it opera...

WNYC

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...

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