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Hartford Courant

Shawn R. Beals

31 July 2019

Middletown, Connecticut, United States

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The first class of students enrolled in the Wesleyan University Center for Prison Education has just graduated. The program awards participants with an associate degree from Middlesex Community College in general stud...

Mongabay

Leilani Chavez

31 July 2019

Samal, Philippines

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Ecotourism provides an economic alternative to fishing for coastal communities. On the Island Garden City of Samal, in the Philippines, residents have embraced a giant clam nursery and sanctuary, which attracts maricu...

KSHB

Kevin Holmes

26 July 2019

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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Kansas City’s Police Department has created a Crisis Intervention Unit with the goal of broadening their outreach and engagement with individuals with mental illnesses. Rather than send them through the criminal justi...

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Anna Scott

Steve Chiotakis

18 July 2019

Santa Monica, California, United States

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To combat homelessness, an interdisciplinary group known as the “homeless multidisciplinary street team” is focusing efforts on housing those that call 911 more often than others. Taking lessons from a similar model t...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Melanie Vujkovic

16 July 2019

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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In Brisbane, the Queensland police officers have been adopting practices to strengthen community engagement with the goal of making the city’s residents feel safer. Some initiatives include learning Mandarin to better...

The Trace

Brian Freskos

11 July 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In Chicago, community organizations, public officials, and private funders have come together behind a campaign called “<399” – with the goal of bringing homicides to under 400. This collaboration has taken on a compr...

The Christian Science Monitor

Christa Case Bryant

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10 July 2019

Huntington, West Virginia, United States

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Huntington, West Virginia has taken strides towards becoming a model for other cities on how to combat the opioid crisis after successfully optimizing on collaboration efforts. Coordinated by the mayor, joint efforts ...

KSHB

Kevin Holmes

28 June 2019

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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Collaborative efforts targeting adult-peer mentoring in Kansas City, Missouri have resulted in less crime and increased trust among participants. Focusing on high-risk teens and young adults, the program known as Teen...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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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...

WGME

David Singer

20 June 2019

Portland, Maine, United States

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A company in Portland, Maine works to "dignify temp-work" through the employment of former convicts, addicts, and other individuals in rough transitional phases of life. The company operates as a for-profit business w...

Mosaic Science

Alex Whiting

19 June 2019

France

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Boosting trust in vaccines requires rebuilding confidence in the health system. In France, where as many as one in three people express skepticism regarding vaccinations, health officials have undertaken proactive soc...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

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12 June 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia’s LGBT Police Liaison Committee serves as an intermediary between the city’s LGBTQ community and police force, creating a safe place for LGBTQ people, many of whom are fearful of police, to report crimes....

KQED

Ann Schimke

6 June 2019

Colorado, United States

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Colorado has one of the highest rates of suicide for both adults and children in the country. Ignoring concerns about liability issues, one school is giving high school students a mental health screening to determine ...

The Guardian

Lois Beckett

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Abene Clayton

4 June 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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California’s Bay Area has seen a 30% decrease in gun homicides, despite increasing economic inequality. The region has had many interventions to reach this decline, but the key to all of them is their community-driven...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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3 June 2019

Jigawa, Nigeria

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Enrolling community members as Volunteer Community Mobilizers (VCMs) dramatically increases the effectiveness of public health campaigns. In Nigeria, the Jigawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has made pro...

KQED

Michelle Wiley

28 May 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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The first ever shelter for transgender youth has opened in San Francisco. The space, run by Larkin Street Youth Services, has 6 beds for previously homeless trans youth aged 18-24. In addition to providing services ta...

NPR

Hannah Allam

Marisa Peñaloza

28 May 2019

Durham, New Hampshire, United States

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In Durham, New Hampshire, police officers have been undergoing training on their state’s hate crime laws and how to prevent such crimes from occurring. The workshops are organized by two advocacy groups, and while the...

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...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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13 May 2019

Kebbi, Nigeria

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Local public health infrastructure makes monitoring and responding to epidemic outbreaks possible. In Nigeria’s Kebbi state, The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) operates Public Health Emergency Operation Ce...

Mosaic Science

Sophie Cousins

7 May 2019

Rwanda

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Rwanda has launched a community and health driven campaign in order to put a stop to the spread of cervical cancer by educating women about the HPV vaccine. Driven largely by dispelling myths and providing accurate in...

Idaho Statesman

Nicole Blanchard

5 May 2019

Boise, Idaho, United States

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A group called Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, now 36,000 strong, is bringing together people from different political and ideological backgrounds over a common interest in the preservation and conservation of public l...

The Guardian

David Crouch

1 May 2019

Kungälv, Sweden

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The city of Kungälv, Sweden, with only 20,000 residents, developed a successful initiative to prevent the spread of neo-Nazis after the murder of a fourteen year-old anti-racist activist in 1995. Armed with the theory...

BBC

Fi Glover

30 April 2019

Glasgow, Scotland

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In Glasgow, Scotland, the city is taking a public health approach to knife crime. Instead of just grappling with the effects of violence, the city is taking a preventative, multi-pronged approach and addressing some o...

Wyoming Public Media

Tennessee Watson

26 April 2019

Vermont, United States

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Vermont is the first state to pass comprehensive legislation that requires schools to include child sexual abuse prevention into their curriculum. Many schools have taken this new legislation and built their preventio...

The Seattle Times

Tom James

24 April 2019

Olympia, Washington, United States

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A Washington state bill aims to take action on the disproportionate rates of sexual assault committed against Indigenous women. The bill seeks to clarify the criminal jurisdiction boundaries placed on tribal lands and...

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