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Connecticut Health Investigative Team

Carol Dannhauser

12 February 2020

Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

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Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute in Connecticut has expanded its reach to specifically target rural communities, which has played a role in the declining rates of “potentially preventable” cancer deaths. Both empl...

NPR

Dan Gorenstein

Leslie Walker

8 January 2020

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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Researchers in New Jersey have been testing the idea that an increased specialized care model directed towards the sickest and most expensive patients would help reduce costs and improve health, but the trials have be...

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Priti Salian

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6 January 2020

Germany

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Using role-playing techniques, a new program places future health workers in the shoes of people who face accessibility barriers. The program is intended to show students how simple tasks like going to the grocery sto...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Kyley Warren

16 December 2019

Palo Alto, California, United States

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To reduce the rates of maternal mortality in California, medical researchers joined with hospitals to study the causes of the death in order to better understand how to move forward. After identifying interventions th...

The Telegraph

Max Blau

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13 December 2019

Georgia, United States

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Without federal oversight, prisons are left to their own devices to determine what sort of health care they want to provide. That, combined with limited funding and resources, often leads to low-cost privatized health...

Atlanta Magazine

Max Blau

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12 December 2019

Georgia, United States

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As prison populations have increased dramatically since the 1980s, prisons have outsourced inmate health care to private companies, like CorrectHealth, to save money. While it is the most incentivizing when it comes t...

NPR

Nurith Aizenman

25 November 2019

Kampala, Uganda

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Liquid morphine offers a low-tech, low-dose alternative to other opioids when it comes to pain management. Uganda has taken steps to increase palliative care by allowing nurses to prescribe doses of morphine to patien...

The New York Times

Mark Walker

15 October 2019

Rapid City, South Dakota, United States

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Across the United States, health care is failing a number of Native Americans, so some tribes are taking matters into their own hands. The most successful example, which others are hoping to model, is that of the Alas...

The Gazette

Michaela Ramm

30 September 2019

Iowa, United States

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After learning that 17 of Iowa's rural hospitals were facing closures due to a lack of finances, so these smaller hospitals partnered with larger ones in order to focus on specialized care. Although challenges still r...

U.S. News & World Report

Gaby Galvin

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5 September 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Depending on location and socio-economics, treating childhood cancer looks different for many families. In Washington, organizations are cognizant of this gap and are aiming to eliminate barriers for these families by...

The Atlantic

Deborah Fallows

4 September 2019

Eastport, Maine, United States

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Across the United States, rural health-care centers that qualify to receive a Federally Qualified Health Centers designation are better able to provide affordable care for those that need it. Although there are limita...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

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4 September 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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When you're new to a city, finding health practitioners that you trust can be difficult, and it's made even more challenging if you identify as LGBTQ and are looking for queer-competent providers. A new app launching ...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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23 July 2019

Beji village, Bosso Local Government Area, Niger, Nigeria

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In Niger State, not all health clinics are treated equally, but one in the Beji village, Bosso Local Government Area (LGA) acts as a model for other healthcare providers to follow. From proactively educating patients ...

The Charlotte Observer

Katja Ridderbusch

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19 July 2019

Cherokee, North Carolina, United States

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Opting out of US Indian Health Services affords indigenous communities the opportunity to improve their healthcare options. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in Cherokee, North Carolina, has used profits from the t...

Texas Standard

Caroline Covington

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28 June 2019

Austin, Texas, United States

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With hundreds of millions of dollars dedicated to making over Texas’ hospital system, designers are looking beyond simply upgrading the physical infrastructure. Instead, they’re reimagining what the entire system coul...

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Amelia Axelsen

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23 May 2019

Namibia

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Providing access to international networks of expertise can improve the quality of healthcare available to those living in rural and remote areas. Project ECHO, an initiative based in New Mexico, has partnered with th...

WRAL-TV

Mandy Mitchell

16 May 2019

Lillington, North Carolina, United States

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There is a growing need for physicians in rural areas, so Campbell University in North Carolina is working to address this gap by sending medical students to practice in these populations. By placing clinical campuses...

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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...

WGME-TV

David Singer

30 April 2019

Portland, Maine, United States

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As more doctors move towards retirement than doctors entering the field, many states are facing the realities of an upcoming shortage. To combat this, Maine is trying to position primary care in rural areas as the bac...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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23 April 2019

Birnin, Kebbi, Nigeria

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Fistula repair surgery has become routine in the state of Kebbi in Nigeria thanks to the implementation of a health center that has made treatment easier for women to access. The center aims to address both medical an...

The New York Times

Aaron E. Carroll

22 April 2019

Singapore

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In Singapore, government officials have taken the opportunity to learn from gaps and failures in their health care system in order to enact a more progressive, proactive and accessible process. From subsidizing housin...

Under-Told Stories Project

Fred de Sam Lazaro

17 April 2019

Kigali, Rwanda

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The first of it's kind, a medical drone base has opened in Rwanda that aims to cut down the time it takes to deliver blood from blood banks to hospitals. Serving 21 rural health facilities throughout the region, the a...

The Guardian

Hannah Devlin

12 April 2019

Greater London, England

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When people don't show up for an appointment, it can cost hospitals a lot of money and also unnecessarily increase wait times for other patients. A hospital in London is trying to reduce both the cost and wait problem...

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Sunaina Kumar

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18 March 2019

Karimnagar, Telangana, India

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To address the issue of maternal mortality that was linked with women giving birth at private hospitals instead of public, Telangana implemented a series of reforms including childbirth kits, financial incentives, an ...

The New York Times

Cade Metz

10 March 2019

Madurai, India

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Compared to India's population, the country is facing a shortage of eye doctors, but artificial intelligence may help close that gap. Partnering with Google artificial intelligence researchers, an eye hospital in Indi...

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