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Half Moon Bay Review

Libby Leyden

15 May 2019

San Mateo, California, United States

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San Mateo County’s coastside residents have created their own, volunteer-based disaster response system. Considering that they make up just 5% of the county’s population, and are just as much at risk for natural disas...

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Allison Dikanovic

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2 May 2019

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Home To Stay, a new collaborative program in Milwaukee, WI, brings together community-based organizations, government agencies, and private employers to provide outreach and services for formerly incarcerated individu...

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Eillie Anzilotti

19 April 2019

Pakistan

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The Academy Award-winning documentary "A Girl in the River: The Price of Freedom" is being toured around small towns and villages in Pakistan, the country that the documentary is set in. The movie is about honor killi...

PBS NewsHour

Fred de Sam Lazaro

16 April 2019

Kigali, Rwanda

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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 ...

The Augusta Chronicle

Roslyn Joseph

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6 April 2019

South Bend, Indiana, United States

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Dr. Angie’s Dental Health Exchange is bringing equitable dental care to the South Bend, Indiana community by offering free exams in exchange for good deeds. Catering to community members that may not be able to financ...

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Marisa Demarco

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28 March 2019

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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After years of asking the city of Albuquerque to light their streets, the community group, Light the District has started doing it on their own. Recognizing that unlit streets can lead to crime and injuries, the group...

WEWS-TV (ABC News 5 Cleveland)

Randy Ziemnik

20 March 2019

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Trials for Hope, in conjunction with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, is a nonprofit that provides free farmers markets to underprivileged senior citizens. Trials for Hope receives 10,000 pounds of food in donations t...

CityLab

Tanvi Misra

12 March 2019

Medellín, Colombia

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City planners and governments often overlook culture when trying to rebuild cities blighted by war, disasters, or other types of urban distress. But not Medellín, Colombia. After the drug trade made Medellín a violent...

FastCompany

Ben Paynter

22 February 2019

New York, New York, United States

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In response to the government shutdown in December 2018, the Robin Hood Foundation pieced together a food-aid puzzle to provide food for low-income families that weren't receiving their monthly SNAP benefits. By re-st...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

20 February 2019

Vanuatu

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Vaccines delivered by done offer dependable access to healthcare in remote areas. On the island nation of Vanuatu, tech companies are partnering with the nation’s government, and UNICEF, to test drone deliveries. Simi...

Yes! Magazine

Frances Moore Lappé

29 January 2019

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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In 1993, a new administration in Belo Horizonte, Brazil's fourth largest city, declared food access a fundamental citizen right. The city government partnered with rural farmers to bring fresh food into the city limit...

The Christian Science Monitor

Ryan Lenora Brown

2 January 2019

Rwanda

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Cooperation between state public health and religious institutions expands access to family planning resources for women. In areas of Rwanda where the Catholic Church operates some of the only healthcare centers, the ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Meerabelle Jesuthasan

27 December 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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An Army veteran who served in Iraq saw that post traumatic Stress disorder afflicted too many of his peers. He started a mental health technology company that tracks health data from heart rate to exercise to time spe...

Mongabay

Dan Collyns

27 December 2018

Lago Agrio, Sucumbíos, Ecuador

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Following decades of oil companies contaminating the water, indigenous groups in Ecuador’s Sucumbíos province have built systems for rainwater collection and filtration. These systems have provided people with clean w...

The Christian Science Monitor

Ryan Lenora Brown

18 December 2018

Muhanga, Rwanda

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Drones complement emergency health services in poorly connected regions. Across Rwanda, where the state of infrastructure poses an ongoing structural challenge, drones are making emergency deliveries of blood possible...

The New York Times

Donald G. McNeil Jr.

17 December 2018

Vanuatu

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Drones can deliver vaccines and medicines to isolated and underserved areas. The South Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu now relies on drones to distribute vaccines to children in remote locations. Flights by drone are c...

Public Radio International

Allison Herrera

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17 December 2018

Netherlands

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An online service provides medical consultations and abortion pills to women in countries where abortion is restricted or illegal. Called Women on Web, the service has expanded to the United States where abortion serv...

The Denver Post

Joe Rubino

14 December 2018

Denver, Colorado, United States

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A Denver group called Dispatch Health is an urgent care "delivery" service. Instead of requiring the patient to come to the hospital, Dispatch Health come to the patient's home and administers care on site. The group ...

Montana Free Press

Eric Dietrich

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6 December 2018

Missoula, Montana, United States

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Workers across Montana look to remote work to bring them higher wages without having to move to a large city. While the far reach of the Internet brings more economic opportunity for techies in rural Montana and other...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

4 December 2018

United States

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Now doctors can screen for anemia using only a smartphone photograph. The new technology could get quick diagnosis to people in developing countries or rural environments. The method is not as sure as a blood test.

The Huffington Post

Robert Raymond

21 November 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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When wildfires overtook California, communities sprang into action in order to help those that did not have a way to take shelter from the smoke. Forming groups to focus on disaster relief efforts, various community-d...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Jen Zettel

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20 November 2018

Seymour, Wisconsin, United States

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Organizations across Wisconsin work in tandem to combat widespread hunger using a combination of fundraising, nonprofit supply, and low cost food delivery services. While organizations use different methods to accompl...

The Guardian

Sarah Boseley

16 November 2018

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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By deploying mobile screening units and educating people about the dangers of Tse Tse flies that carry sleeping sickness, doctors are working to eradicate the disease in the Congo. Education is a big part of the succe...

The Huffington Post

Jason Cherkis

15 November 2018

United States

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Suicidologist James Motto discovered through extensive research that persistent contact with patients reduced their likelihood to repeat suicide attempts. He wrote letters to patients over up to 15 years and found tha...

Gillette News Record

Andrew Graham

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14 November 2018

North Dakota, United States

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After years of growth, the prison population in North Dakota dropped thanks to sentencing reform and a shift to rehabilitation. State officials funneled funds saved through less incarceration to a program that uses th...

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