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Newark Advocate

Jona Ison

3 May 2015

Newark, Ohio, United States

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Research shows that successful addiction recovery requires a comprehensive approach and multiple types of support. Ohio is in the midst of shifting its approach to vocational rehabilitation to an evidence-based approa...

NPR

Scott Hensley

29 April 2015

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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For those addicted to opioids, getting treatment can take a long time because not all emergency rooms offer buprenorphine and counseling interventions. Yale-New Haven Hospital has shown that if patients receive bupren...

Investigate West

Ben DeJarnette

27 April 2015

Ashland, Oregon, United States

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Summer in the Northwest presents a great risk of wildfires. A pile burning operation, just one facet of the strategy that Oregon has enacted to conserve its forests, clears undergrowth to lessen the risk of mega-fire....

KTVA

Hope Miller

23 April 2015

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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Therapeutic courts like the Anchorage Wellness Court were born out of a desire to reduce recidivism rates and deflate ballooning prison populations. For many, they have become the answer to breaking the cycle of crimi...

Center for Global Development

Jonah Busch

20 April 2015

India

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Evidence continues to build that humans are contributing to a climate change issue that is nothing but bad news for the planet. Hopeful stories from seven countries, including India, Indonesia, and China, show that ef...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

17 April 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Turnaround for Children, an organization founded to address mental health issues and their repercussions in the classroom, focuses on preparing teachers and schools to structure classroom environments in a constructiv...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

9 April 2015

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Public health, and large amounts of data behind it, is changing in today's world. The Global Burden of Disease Report, involving hundreds of scientists over the course of many years, aims to find out what makes humans...

PBS NewsHour

Carey Reed

5 April 2015

Deventer, Netherlands

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A Dutch nursing home brings together students and seniors with an innovative housing plan: offering rent-free apartments to students. In exchange, the students must partake in nursing home events for at least 30 hours...

Colorado Springs Gazette

Jakob Rodgers

30 March 2015

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

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Homes for All Veterans, a program within the nonprofit Rocky Mountain Human Services, recently began training volunteers to walk the city's streets in search of homeless veterans, with the goal of effectively eliminat...

The New York Times

Margot Sanger-Katz

27 March 2015

Seattle, Washington, United States

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The health care system in the United States is not only expensive, but also its social inequities and infrastructure fail to aid patients’ individual needs. Iora Primary Care in Seattle offers a monthly stipend for ph...

Shanghai Daily

Zhang Qian

17 March 2015

China

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Organ donation in China has become increasingly transparent in recent years, leading to an increase in the number of people agreeing to donate. Now that there is a transparent, national donation system this trend is e...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

13 March 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Middle School 88 in Brooklyn is part of a broad evolution in teaching math, employing technology through a non-profit called School for One (Teach for One) to provide each student with a personalized lesson generated ...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Sonia Narang

9 March 2015

Manila, Philippines

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Fabella Hospital in Manila is overrun with women in labor or recovering, it exemplifies the overpopulation of the area due to a lack of contraception and family planning access. The Philippines’ Reproductive Health Bi...

Southern California Public Radio (KPCC)

Stephanie O'Neill

9 March 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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LAPD's special team, the Mental Evaluation Unit, is teaming up police officers with mental health clinicians to better approach and address individuals suffering from a mental health crisis. Rather than sending them t...

San Diego Union-Tribune

Gary Warth

6 March 2015

La Jolla, California, United States

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The idea of changing the world by teaching children how to get along in a classroom might sound broad, overly ambitious and even a little “touchy-feely” to skeptics or traditionalists who question whether schools are ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

4 March 2015

United Kingdom

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In England, schools are evaluated by actual visits to schools by a group of professional educators, rather than simply by test scores.

Foreign Policy

Seth Kaplan

2 March 2015

Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

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Although Nigeria "is arguably the worst-run of the world’s major countries," it's biggest city is providing a model for how to turn poor governance around. Lagos, a historically fragile city like the rest of Nigeria, ...

The Mail & Guardian Online

Nathalie Bertrams

27 February 2015

Munhinga, Manica Province, Mozambique

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Artisan gold mining - most of it illegal - is one of the greatest environmental and health concerns in Mozambique, but it provides a critical source of labor and economic support, especially for small communities. To ...

Cosmopolitan

Jean Friedman-Rudovsky

25 February 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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A Department of Justice study reported that about 75 percent of those released in 2005 were rearrested, and women prisoners often have a harder time re-entering society after release. A New Way of Life (ANWOL) is a Lo...

NationSwell

Chris Peak

20 February 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Educational nonprofit OneGoal has proven that its model of education helps provide low-income students in Chicago and Houston with the tools needed to pursue a college degree. Now, the nonprofit hopes to improve the c...

Minnesota Public Radio

Elizabeth Dunbar

4 February 2015

Minnesota, United States

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Confronting more frequent heavy rains, the state's farmers have extended farmland drainage. Higher crop yields is one result. Another: More dirty water is flowing downstream.

Hyperallergic

Edward M. Gomez

24 January 2015

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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In the absence of attention from the art world, Bill Arnett took it upon himself to collect, document, and build scholarship around the work of self-taught African American artists living in the South. The organizatio...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Sonia Narang

22 January 2015

Philippines

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In the Philipines, contraception has been hard to find resulting in many parents without money to feed their children, unsafe abortions, and poor maternal health. A new reproductive law aims to change this by allowing...

The New York Times

Elizabeth Stuart

22 January 2015

Cairo, Egypt

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Muslim women in Egypt are expected to marry young and to stay close to home, and if they do not, they can be subjected to abuse or heavy criticism by men in the household. Save the Children’s Choices program offers ed...

NationSwell

Chris Peak

20 January 2015

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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New Orleans implemented an extraordinary 10-year plan that engaged unprecedented cross-sector collaboration between government, non-profit, and private entities to provide housing and housing services to the city's ho...

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