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Peter O'Dowd

Allison Hagan

7 April 2021

Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States

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A college professor and a former stabbing victim counsel young men in the hospital soon after they are shot or stabbed. These interventions, based on trust and shared experiences, are meant to prevent repeat injuries,...

The New York Times

Geneva Abdul

6 April 2021

London, England, United Kingdom

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To discourage the spread of misinformation about the Covid vaccine and decrease vaccine hesitancy in minority communities, religious leaders and other influential people in Britain have launched campaigns to dispel co...

CityLab

Sarah Holder

5 April 2021

Marin County, California, United States

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In California's Marin County, mobile vaccine teams are helping to deliver vaccines to populations that are "homebound, homeless, and hesitant." The team has been able to administer 8,000 shots so far, which organizers...

The Trace

Chip Brownlee

31 March 2021

Fort Worth, Texas, United States

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VIP Fort Worth modeled itself on a number of violence-intervention programs with a blended approach that has been so successful in such a short time that Texas officials are considering investing in a statewide versio...

The New Yorker

Ian Frazier

29 March 2021

New York, New York, United States

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One of dozens of community-based anti-violence groups in New York City, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence teaches high schoolers classes on gun-violence prevention that carry an underlying message: how to fight their c...

Honolulu Civil Beat

Eleni Avendaño

28 March 2021

Hawaii, United States

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The government's response to the coronavirus pandemic eliminated many bureaucratic barriers and increased funding for health clinics across Hawaii, allowing the entities to offer services such as mobile clinics and te...

The Washington Post

Stephanie McCrummen

27 March 2021

Uniontown, Alabama, United States

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To Covid vaccinations into as many arms as possible, a group of community clinics in Alabama called Cahaba Medical Care is working together with underserved communities to spread the word and schedule appointments. Al...

The Washington Post

Tom Jackman

26 March 2021

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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When Baltimore prosecutors stopped prosecuting most lower-level crimes to ease jail crowding during the pandemic, they discovered that making many fewer arrests did not fuel a crime wave. In fact, crime dropped substa...

Knox Pages

Cheryl Splain

26 March 2021

Knox County, Tennessee, United States

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To help address burnout for child welfare workers in Knox County, Tennessee, Knox County Job & Family Services has launched a two-pronged approach that aims to offer wellbeing services to employees. Although the Covid...

Grady Newsource

Shania Shelton

25 March 2021

Milledgeville, Georgia, United States

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Georgia College Political Society, a non-partisan debate and discussion organization, hosts events where students from across the political spectrum discuss political issues. Discussion topics have included criminal j...

Progress Clock

Ekpali Saint

22 March 2021

Ozalla Edem-Ani, Enugu State, Nigeria

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To help address a gap in health access for those living in a rural community in Nigeria, a nonprofit that "gives health, educational, and livelihood support to poor groups in Enugu State" built a hospital to serve tho...

The New York Times

Roni Caryn Rabin

22 March 2021

New York, United States

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Doctors across the U.S. are mobilizing to distribute Covid vaccines to those who are homebound and likely vulnerable to the coronavirus. Although efforts are still early, in New York, one hospital's house calls progra...

News48

Paola Oriunno

21 March 2021

Italy

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Italian initiatives to combat food waste are connecting surplus food producers with those who need it. The volunteer-run groups have raised awareness of waste and food insecurity, built connections and places of food ...

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Allison Salerno

21 March 2021

Georgia, United States

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Georgia's Covid-19 vaccine rollout has been slow and confusing, but Wisconsin's offers lessons for how to improve the system. Unlike Georgia, Wisconsin has created a pre-registration list to eliminate confusion regard...

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Tennessee Watson

Eda Uzunlar

20 March 2021

Mitchell, South Dakota, United States

Podcast

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Five years after South Dakota replaced a failing, punitive juvenile justice system that emphasized incarceration and probation with approaches focused on rehabilitation and local services for youth, the state's invest...

FunTimes Magazine

Nana AmaAddo

19 March 2021

United States

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A traditional African method of mutual aid, Susu, is helping members of the African Diaspora access capital for businesses, education, housing, and more. The informal loan network enables people to contribute periodic...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

19 March 2021

Bangladesh

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Artolution provides art education and supplies to Rohingya Survivors in Bangladesh refugee camps, all of whom experienced severe trauma, to create life-affirming and informative murals. Topics range from safe hygiene ...

BBC

Katarina Zimmer

16 March 2021

Costa Rica

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A court in Costa Rica decided that a local municipality was illegally polluting a stream and this ruling set the stage for the country to ensure that a clean and healthy environment is a human right. They ingrained th...

New York Magazine

David Wallace-Wells

15 March 2021

United States

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Although no universal set of policies were likely to have prevented the spread of Covid-19, the general inaction and lax interventions by countries in the western hemisphere prevented Europe, North America, and South ...

The New York Times

Nicholas Kristof

10 March 2021

Bangladesh

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Bangladesh has made huge strides in reducing poverty by investing in women experiencing the most economic hardships. As a result, children have lower rates of malnutrition, fewer child marriages, higher rates of compl...

Santa Fe Reporter

Leah Cantor

10 March 2021

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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A variety of approaches are helping ease housing instability in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Built for Zero program helps different entities coordinate homeless services through a comprehensive database that strives to c...

The Seattle Times

Dahlia Bazzaz

9 March 2021

Port Angeles, Washington, United States

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Leaders from the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and Port Angeles School District had a vision of creating a go-between space for students while school buildings were closed. Within the span of a month, this small community...

The 74

Asher Lehrer-Small

9 March 2021

Colorado, United States

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The Cherry Creek School district is using apprenticeships to create a more racially diverse pipeline of K-12 educators in Colorado. High school juniors and seniors are paid to participate in the apprenticeship, and ar...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Blatt Press

9 March 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Amy Edelstein thought that if high school students knew how to meditate they could learn how to focus, stay on track, and regulate negative self-talk. They could become better. So, in 2014 she started the Inner Streng...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Sarah Moss

8 March 2021

New South Wales, Australia

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Mothers and Sons is a six-week domestic-violence prevention program for boys 6-8 years old and their mothers. Unlike programs aimed at older youth and men, mothers sign up for this because they want their sons to grow...

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