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Dan Vergano

25 February 2019

Little Falls, Minnesota, United States

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Cities that invest in multi-faceted opioid addiction treatment programs succeed in lowering overdose deaths. In Little Falls, Minnesota, the idea of “medication-assisted treatment” includes combining the traditional u...

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Alice Park

23 February 2019

Pennsylvania, United States

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Bringing nutrition and diet under the purview of a patient’s medical care helps reduce lifetime healthcare risks and costs. The Fresh Food Farmacy, part of the Geisinger Health System in Northumberland County, Pennsyl...

The New York Times

Susan Dominus

21 February 2019

Santa Monica, United States

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For many people with autism, the modern workplace does not accommodate different needs and workplace etiquette is an artificial barrier to being able to get the job done. Auticon is a U.S. based company that has creat...

Yes! Magazine

Lynn Freehill-Maye

18 February 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Cities around the US, Canada, and the United Kingdom are removing asphalt to make space for nature. From creating rain gardens that reduce flooding to planting flowers along the edges of alleyways, residents and publi...

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Rachel Kaufman

7 February 2019

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

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As part of its New American Workforce program, Washington, D.C. has partnered with the National Immigration Forum to grant green card holders up to $725 to cover the costs associated with the naturalization process. T...

FastCompany

Lydia Dishman

6 February 2019

Paris, France

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Companies that value diversity invest in women leaders through comprehensive approaches. Leadership programs that go beyond generic seminars and instead focus on long-term career development strategies can help empowe...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Allison Herrera

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5 February 2019

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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By reducing daycare costs to nearly nothing, Québec's universal child care program allows more women than ever to join the labor force, rather than stay home and care for their children. The United States now looks to...

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Theo Douglas

1 February 2019

Indiana, United States

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States across the country are using technology to find innovative ways to battle the opioid crisis, including heat maps of naloxone administrations and data hubs for information sharing across local boundaries. The ch...

Pacific Standard

Rebecca Gale

30 January 2019

Houston, United States

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Houston is a leader in ending veteran homelessness, with "an engaged police unit, a seasoned group of social and policy workers, and a city looking to innovate and improve," but that success has not scaled successfull...

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...

Politico

Sarah Karlin-Smith

27 January 2019

Butaro, Rwanda

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In rural Rwanda, a new medical university is offering coursework that understands that health care and health outcomes is deeply intertwined with issues of discrimination and equity. Classes include in-depth looks at ...

Governing

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Richard Greene

15 January 2019

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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States and localities are moving beyond traditional uses of geographic information systems, also known as GIS, and into a wide array of smart, dynamic uses of the burgeoning technology. In Cincinatti, city analysts ex...

Pacific Standard

Jack Shuler

10 January 2019

Ohio, United States

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Day reporting, which serves as an alternative to to jail or prison for many with substance abuse disorders, provides intense, holistic programming to help participants recover. The personal relationships built in the ...

Medium

Charlotte West

8 January 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In cities like Denver, Seattle, and Chicago, faith-based communities use their land to aid in the affordable housing crisis. Because many communities of faith sit on large expanses of valuable land within city limits,...

The New York Times

Lovia Gyarkye

5 January 2019

New York, United States

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Figure Skating in Harlem is a group working to help young girls of color in New York learn teamwork, dedication, and hardwork - and the art of figure skating, a sport that is often perceived as inaccessible and overwh...

Citizen-Times

Karen Chávez

4 January 2019

Asheville, North Carolina, United States

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In North Carolina, a group of planners and conservationists are working to install wildlife corridors along a stretch of I-40, allowing animals like elk and bears to cross safely. The plan has myriad benefits: stoppin...

Ensia

Dave Levitan

2 January 2019

United States

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Climate change is proving to have a significant impact on more than just the weather. From an influx of diseases due to more natural disasters to extreme heat, climate change is taking a toll on the health of many wor...

NationSwell

Joseph Darius Jaafari

15 December 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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The Belle Reve House in Louisiana houses and treats low-income and homeless people living with AIDS. The house offers wraparound services and works to keep the virus at almost undetectable levels. Residents are less l...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

12 December 2018

Vallejo, California, United States

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Development companies like FactoryOS have turned to industrial manufacturing and 3D printing in an attempt to hasten development timelines and reduce city and civilian costs. Construction crews build entire apartment ...

NPR

Bram Sable-Smith

9 December 2018

Madison, United States

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Rural communities need more than medication to deal with the opioid crisis; in one rural region of northern Wisconsin, a specialist doctor is able to prescribe Suboxone, but the programs he advocates for take a more c...

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

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6 December 2018

Alaska, United States

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In Alaska, programs promote long-term rehabilitation and intensive treatment for people with addictions who are involved in the criminal justice system. Part of the way the program has been successful is by allowing p...

The Huffington Post

Laura Paddison

5 December 2018

Kiruna, Sweden

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Due to mining tunnels running under the length of the city of Kiruna in Sweden, the city is relocating in order to keep the community safe. Although the project is a slow and tedious process, “intensive consultation" ...

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Michael de Yoanna

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4 December 2018

Greeley, Colorado, United States

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Combining the skills of medical emergency responders, crisis intervention specialists and social workers has had success in lowering the number of 911 calls for a fire department in Greeley, Colorado. Dubbed Squad 1, ...

Ensia

Lindsey Konkel

27 November 2018

Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

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Integrated pest management, which uses ecological processes and natural chemicals to control crop-damaging pests, offers an eco-friendly alternative to toxic pesticides. For example, a company in Michigan has rolled o...

CityLab

Jaime Velazquez

26 November 2018

Pontevedra, Spain

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Nearly two decades ago, Pontevedra, Spain, made a radical shift away from cars and focused on redesigning the center from the sight line of a child walking on the street. Combined with affordable residences in the urb...

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