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NPR

Patti Neighmond

7 July 2019

United States

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Almost a quarter of rural Americans surveyed by NPR had used a telehealth service in the past few years. While new technologies are allowing remote patients to gain new access to healthcare, lack of broadband service ...

The Guardian

Sarah Johnson

26 June 2019

Helsinki, Finland

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Digital platforms allow for remote care when access to health care may be expensive or difficult. In Finland, as social welfare policies experience the economic and budgetary constraints of a shrinking population and ...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

24 June 2019

Fuka, Niger, Nigeria

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Access to medical resources improves the effectiveness of health centers. In the village of Fuka, in Nigeria’s Niger State, NGOs such as the RAiSE Foundation and TY Danjuma Foundation have stepped in to support the lo...

NPR

Maggie Mullen

20 June 2019

Laramie, Wyoming, United States

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In Wyoming, volunteers are given health care trainings to help them as caregivers to those with chronic illnesses who are too far away from a doctor to receive adequate care. That curriculum, along with support groups...

Manchester Ink Link

Rick Green

10 June 2019

Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

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Despite a new local hub and spoke program in New Hampshire, many people seeking help with addiction are still frequenting the former program that is based out of a fire station. Although the idea of the hub and spoke ...

100 Days in Appalachia

Anna Patrick

5 June 2019

Huntington, West Virginia, United States

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In West Virginia, a community health worker program trains community members to act as local health supporters. The program, which targets high-risk residents "in rural areas throughout Appalachia," eliminates the nee...

Boulder Weekly

Angela K. Evans

30 May 2019

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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In Colorado, the Department of Corrections and the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing have partnered to help former incarcerated individuals obtain Medicaid upon re-entry. The partnership allows for data s...

Apolitical

Amelia Axelsen

23 May 2019

Namibia

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Providing access to international networks of expertise can improve the quality of healthcare available to those living in rural and remote areas. Project ECHO, an initiative based in New Mexico, has partnered with th...

Yes! Magazine

Lornet Turnbull

16 May 2019

United States

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As abortion laws become increasingly restrictive across the southern US, more and more grassroots organizations are working to ensure access to abortions is still available. There exists a network called National Netw...

MedPage Today

Shannon Firth

16 May 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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Linking health care workers to mental health counselors helps reduce the risk of suicide. In response to a high rate of suicides among clinicians and students at the University of California San Diego, the school impl...

WRAL-TV

Mandy Mitchell

16 May 2019

Lillington, North Carolina, United States

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There is a growing need for physicians in rural areas, so Campbell University in North Carolina is working to address this gap by sending medical students to practice in these populations. By placing clinical campuses...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Michaela Haas

14 May 2019

Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, United States

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Accessing preventative health care, such as routine mammograms, is often dictated by socioeconomic levels and geographical boundaries. To change this, an engineer sought out technology and partnerships that eventually...

The Huffington Post

Liza Ramrayka

9 May 2019

Maynardville, Tennessee, United States

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A lack of access to basic personal hygiene necessities will hinder anyone's everyday life, but it especially impacts children that have to attend school where they are often bullied because of it. To provide these chi...

FastCompany

Rina Raphael

4 May 2019

Houston, Texas, United States

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CVS is expanding their coverage from beyond just selling medical supplies to also offering on-site medical assessments as well as nutrition and wellness classes to address a growing population of people that don't hav...

Vox

Sigal Samuel

3 May 2019

Toronto, Canada

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Many times, a person's economic stability can directly impact other aspects of their life, such as their personal health. Realizing this connection, a Canadian doctor has started prescribing social services as complem...

The New York Times

Catherine Saint Louis

2 May 2019

New York, New York, United States

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People with special needs can face medical challenges when buildings aren't built in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act or doctors claim they can't treat them. In New York, the N.Y.U. College of Denti...

Pacific Standard

Alieza Durana

1 May 2019

New York, New York, United States

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House calls are not new to the medicine field, but they are becoming more predominant as doctors look for ways to expand access to those that aren't able to make it into an office. Focusing mostly on "disabled, chroni...

WGME-TV

David Singer

30 April 2019

Portland, Maine, United States

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As more doctors move towards retirement than doctors entering the field, many states are facing the realities of an upcoming shortage. To combat this, Maine is trying to position primary care in rural areas as the bac...

The Guardian

Jessica Murray

25 April 2019

Ghana

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Drones assist in providing crucial medical deliveries to remote areas. The robotics company, Zipline, has successfully partnered with health ministries in Rwanda and Ghana to provide medical deliveries by drone. After...

WHYY

Taylor Allen

24 April 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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To better serve women of color during pregnancies and childbirth, women in Philadelphia have started offering workshops to teach about and advocate for increased understanding around the birthing experience. With stat...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

23 April 2019

Birnin, Kebbi, Nigeria

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Fistula repair surgery has become routine in the state of Kebbi in Nigeria thanks to the implementation of a health center that has made treatment easier for women to access. The center aims to address both medical an...

The New York Times

Aaron E. Carroll

22 April 2019

Singapore

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In Singapore, government officials have taken the opportunity to learn from gaps and failures in their health care system in order to enact a more progressive, proactive and accessible process. From subsidizing housin...

Under-Told Stories Project

Fred de Sam Lazaro

17 April 2019

Kigali, Rwanda

Broadcast TV Programs

5-15 Minutes

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The first of it's kind, a medical drone base has opened in Rwanda that aims to cut down the time it takes to deliver blood from blood banks to hospitals. Serving 21 rural health facilities throughout the region, the a...

PBS NewsHour

Fred de Sam Lazaro

16 April 2019

Kigali, Rwanda

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5-15 Minutes

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Drone-powered medical deliveries are no longer a concept of the future, thanks to Zipline, a California-based start-up that is delivering medical supplies to rural hospitals in Rwanda. While the drones are limited to ...

WBAL-TV

Theo Hayes

16 April 2019

College Park, Maryland, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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Food allergies can be deadly for many in America, but thanks to collaborative efforts between doctors and lawmakers in Maryland, universities are now stocking dining halls with EpiPens. Staff in the dining halls have ...

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