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Elizabeth Chuck

Marshall Crook

20 May 2019

Yakima, Washington, United States

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Adverse childhood experiences such as physical or substance abuse, parental divorce and emotional neglect can often negatively impact children's behavior at school. Recognizing this, some schools have started implemen...

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Molly Fosco

20 May 2019

United States

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Across the United States, tech platforms and organizations are developing ways to use data in a way that decreases police violence. They range in purpose – one maps instances of police violence, while another publishe...

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Jared Lindzon

12 May 2019

Orlando, Florida, United States

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When loved ones undergo surgery, the more information that they have access to, the better supported they often feel. To increase efficiency while also improving information access, nearly 60 hospitals across the nati...

Vox

Diana Budds

3 May 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Cities across the world have implemented “congestion pricing” – meaning that cars in high-traffic areas will have to pay a fee to drive within those limits. New York City is one of the most recent cities to potentiall...

Pacific Standard

Alieza Durana

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1 May 2019

New York City, 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...

The New York Times

Jane E. Brody

29 April 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Virtual reality isn't just for gaming anymore. Known as Virtual Reality Therapy, this new use for the technology is bringing relief to those suffering from intense pain by immersing "the patient in an entertaining, re...

Chalkbeat

Erica Meltzer

29 April 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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For the past four years, several rural Colorado school districts have experimented with alternative forms of evaluation that don't rely solely on the results of educational testing. Now, a proposed bill, with wide sup...

BBC

Emma Jane Kirby

16 April 2019

Ashburn, Virginia, United States

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After graffiting a historic landmark with swastikas and racist phrases, a juvenile prosecutor chose to educate rather than punish the perpetrators. Each teen was given a list of 35 books that covered topics like race,...

U.S. News & World Report

Joseph P. Williams

15 April 2019

Inglewood, California, United States

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The African American community is disproportionately impacted by high blood pressure, but barbershops across Los Angeles County are stepping up to fill a gap between diagnosis and care. The businesses offer a detectio...

NBC News

Elizabeth Chuck

14 April 2019

United States

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With no standard measures on how to best equip schools in the face of a shooting, many districts are trying new methods. Alternatives like age-appropriate language, training just teachers, sensory support, or having g...

Durango Herald

Mary Shinn

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10 April 2019

Durango, Colorado, United States

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In Durango, Colorado, the emergency room was being treated as a primary care center by those that did not understand how to navigate the health care system when faced with times of uncertainty in their life. To both a...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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9 April 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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Online buyers of sex now have a great chance of running into the NYPD's latest initiative to combat trafficking amongst prostitution: a chatbot called Freedom Signal. Originated by an organization called Seattle Again...

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...

NPR

Jenifer McKim

3 April 2019

New York, United States

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New York City has pioneered one of the nation's first programs to provide free legal services to low-income tenants under threat of eviction. Recent studies have indicated that evictions declined more in cities that h...

Eye On Ohio

Christopher Johnston

31 March 2019

Ohio, United States

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Across Ohio, legislators, organizations, and activists have improved prevention and response measures to sexual assault. The state has seen the opening of 14 new rape crisis centers, statewide legislation, increased s...

Governing

Anna Gorman

26 March 2019

Alameda, California, United States

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Across the United States, overwhelmed emergency rooms constantly struggle to accommodate those that are having psychiatric health issues due to methods of necessary prioritization. To combat this issue, a handful of h...

Sojourners

Christina Colón

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18 March 2019

Syracuse, New York, United States

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Strategies for combatting sexual harassment in housing across the United States begin with increased awareness and reporting. With incidents of sexual harassment in housing chronically underreported since the passing...

The New York Times

Steve Lohr

15 March 2019

Queens, New York, United States

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A nonprofit in Queens trains low-income New Yorkers to work in successful tech companies. The program, which focuses on training folks without four-year degrees to provide access to higher wages, places graduates in t...

KSHB

Kevin Holmes

7 March 2019

Independence, Missouri, United States

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In Independence, Missouri, the police department has developed the Street Crimes Unit devoted entirely to addressing crime in the city. Taking a proactive, data-driven approach, law enforcement has been able to devote...

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Allison Dikanovic

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6 March 2019

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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As Wisconsin’s Milwaukee County seeks to transform how it handles young offenders, it looks to New York City as a model for change. In New York, the city has shifted its focus from large, state-run facilities to commu...

Colorado Public Radio

John Daley

6 March 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Nationwide, the United States is seeing a widespread addiction to opioid use. To combat addiction in Denver, Colorado the city is piloting a program that administers buprenorphine to combat addiction in conjunction wi...

The 74

Bekah McNeel

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4 March 2019

Brownsville, Texas, United States

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In 2013 and 2016, Brownsville, Texas was ranked the poorest city in the U.S. That hasn't stopped students in the border district from outperforming their wealthier Texan peers. Leaders credit data-based interventions,...

The Christian Science Monitor

Patrik Jonsson

26 February 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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The New Orleans Police Department did not have the best reputation among the community due to a series of corrupt acts committed by individual officers on the force. Thanks to a series of outreach efforts to marginali...

The Colorado Sun

Jennifer Brown

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25 February 2019

Colorado, United States

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Throughout the US, the majority of states have policy in place that dictates against treating immigrants there illegally for kidney failure until it reaches emergent conditions, costing states millions of dollars each...

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Lorana Bartels

22 February 2019

Australia

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With their national imprisonment rate on the rise, Australia is pivoting to a justice reinvestment strategy that diverts money towards "early intervention, prevention and diversion." Although this has yet to be implem...

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