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Kaiser Health News

Anna Gorman

21 August 2017

California

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Home visit programs, where family support workers meet with expecting and new parents, are at risk of not getting funding. Advocates stress the importance of these programs for improving parenting skills, providing a ...

News Deeply

Yermi Brenner

26 July 2017

Germany

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Germany has welcomed many refugees in recent years, and programs across the country are trying to help integrate them as quickly as possible. 'Neighbourhood Mothers' is one such program of migrant women who mentor new...

CityLab

Halima Ali

30 May 2017

London, United Kingdom

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The Good Hotel floats on a platform off the dock in London and provides the long-term unemployed with job training and jobs in the hotel industry. Located in an area that is low-income, poor housing, and a largely une...

Shareable

Nithin Coca

4 May 2017

Jakarta, India

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Indonesia has a quickly growing digital market, yet there is a large proportion of the population that does not have digital access and those who do have access are all buying from businesses outside the country. Kope...

The Trace

Elizabeth Van Brocklin

1 May 2017

Cleveland, Ohio

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Gunshot victims are often treated at hospitals only to be sent back into the community, where 1/3 will end up back in the hospital again. With a new emphasis on prevention and addressing the underlying issues, Ohio is...

Richland Source

Brittany Schock

25 April 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Community Health Workers in Richmond County work to reduce barriers - including employment, education, smoking, food security or housing - that may contribute to the likelihood of infant mortality. Using the Community...

Bright

Patricia Alex

24 April 2017

United States

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Women are underrepresented in elected positions, and with Trump being elected after being heard describing women in poor taste, this has only become more of a concern. Programs such as Elect Her and IGNITE are trying ...

Richland Source

Emily Dech

21 April 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Community leaders are working together to address the issue of food insecurity in Mansfield, caused not just by lack of access to grocery stores and fresh food sources, but also often by unemployment, high housing cos...

NPR

Rachael McDonald

20 April 2017

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Almost 4 years ago, Opportunity Village was established in Eugene. It’s a community of tiny houses for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Global Sisters Report

Melanie Lidman

6 April 2017

Rwanda

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Benebikira 'Sister Listeners' offer informal counseling to both victims and perpetrators of violence during the Rwanda genocide, seeking to forge a bridge of understanding. Their roles as listeners are especially impo...

WBUR

jane clayson

9 March 2017

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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Less than 4% of the population of Hawaii is consuming 61% of Hawaii’s Medicaid dollars. Yet a study conducted by Helping Hands, a relief and development non-profit, showed that housing a homeless person decreases thei...

Washington Monthly

Heather Boerner

1 March 2017

Stanford, California, United States

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Many health care systems are fee-for-service oriented, where money is made based on clinical visits and services sold - in other words long time users. A group of doctors at Stanford University have developed per-pati...

The Press of Atlantic City

Diane D'Amico

27 February 2017

Wildwood, New Jersey, United States

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The Wildwood School District has implemented programs during and after school hours to help provide nutritious meals to students living with hunger and poverty, while also teaching the children invaluable skills such ...

The Press of Atlantic City

Diane D'Amico

26 February 2017

Wildwood, New Jersey, United States

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In low-income districts, the school nurse is often a family’s first health care provider, and the role at places like Wildwood High School and Glenwood Avenue School has expanded to provide everything from warm coats ...

WNYC

Sophia Paliza-Carre

22 February 2017

New York, New York, United States

Radio

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Food pathways is a program that helps low income women in the Bronx turn their cooking skills into a food industry business. The Bronx Cook Space is an affordable licences commercial kitchen that women can pay by the ...

Quartz

Kara Sherwin

20 February 2017

United States

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To diversify the police force, UK and US research studies have focused on using behavioral economics. The UK's Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) has used behavioural economics and psychology to alter phrasing and messag...

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Melissa Jeltsen

18 January 2017

California, United States

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Camp HOPE America is trying to stop violent crime by intervening early on in children's lives. Kids between the ages of 11 to 17, who are victims of domestic violence, participate in summer camp. In the end they becom...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Mila Koumpilova

28 December 2016

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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The youth of the Somali refugee community in Minnesota face disadvantages as immigrants and as targets for extremist Islam. A nonprofit offers parenting classes which cover everything from how to help with homework if...

The Christian Science Monitor

Nissa Rhee

24 December 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Chicago plans to open a community court for young adult offenders that focuses on rehabilitative services and community support, giving them a chance to make reparations to victims and avoid a criminal record that ca...

Next City

Johnny Magdaleno

16 December 2016

Newport , Kentucky, United States

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Research is recognizing that to help women graduate from career programs additional supports and services are needed such as child care, domestic violence aid and emergency cash assistance. Programs, such as The Brigh...

Keystone Crossroads

Kevin McCorry

13 December 2016

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Part 1 of the "Equity or Bust: Are Ontario's Public Schools a Model for Pennsylvania" Series: Ontario has become widely lauded for its education system, celebrated for both high performance and relatively smaller achi...

Mission Local

Laura Wenus

8 December 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Although San Francisco has two shelters that collectively hold more than 300 beds each, these shelters can divide up families and couples, and can discourage pets and personal belongings. These shelters also do not of...

Ensia

Kristin Ohlson

5 December 2016

Kansas, United States

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Regenerative farming practices such as cover crops can be environmentally friendly and financially profitable. But federal crop insurance rules and certain characteristics of the agriculture industry have prevented fa...

The New York Times

Nicholas Kristof

25 November 2016

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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The US incarcerates 8x as many women as it did in 1980, and two-thirds of women in state prisons are there for nonviolent offenses. A program in Tulsa, Women in Recovery, is working with women (and their children) to ...

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