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100 Days in Appalachia

Taylor Sisk

8 July 2021

Virginia, United States

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When two hospital systems merged to create Ballad Health, agreements ensured all hospitals would stay open for at least five years and essential services in each of the rural and poorly served counties would be mainta...

100 Days in Appalachia

Taylor Sisk

1 July 2021

Williamson, West Virginia, United States

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Williamson Health and Wellness Center is a federally qualified health center in rural West Virginia, that provides medical, dental, and mental health care as well as chronic-disease management and wellness coaching on...

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Justin Chandler

30 June 2021

Ontario, Canada

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The “hockey hub” mass-vaccination model uses large spaces, like sports arenas, to vaccinate up to 70 people per hour, compared to 6-10 with traditional systems. Rows of 30 cubicles, each with a single chair, allow a h...

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Justin Chandler

15 June 2021

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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After a COVID-19 outbreak at a Hamilton apartment complex, officials began offering on-site appointments, particularly for people who are homebound. About 1,400 people have gotten the shot at their residence and many ...

The Local

Brannavy Jeyasundaram

4 June 2021

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Toronto’s Vaccine Engagement Teams Grant has awarded $5.5 million to community organizations in 140 neighborhoods to hire and train local ambassadors for vaccine outreach. Because the ambassadors share a lived experie...

The Washington Post

Rachel Hatzipanagos

26 May 2021

United States

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Comprehensive COVID-19 vaccination strategies helped some Native American Nations achieve high vaccination rates. Tribal sovereignty gave Nations the flexibility to create their own methods of distributing the vaccine...

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Jonathan Levine

24 May 2021

India

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Through the use of video storytelling classes, two graduate students developed a pilot project that is helping to "teach medical caregiving skills to families of cardiac patients" in India. The project proved so helpf...

National Geographic

Puja Changoiwala

21 May 2021

Janefal, India

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To increase the rate of those receiving the Covid vaccine, the village of Janefal in India implemented a public awareness campaign founded on building trust with local community members. Leading the charge was a task ...

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Sydney Glenn

18 May 2021

Ogden, Utah, United States

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Pop-up vaccination sites in Utah are helping to eliminate barriers for those in the community who want to receive a Covid vaccination. By bringing the vaccinations directly to the individual communities, health care p...

The Local

Furqan Mohamed

13 May 2021

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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The Neighbourhood Organization has helped organized pop-up clinics to administer the COVID-19 vaccine, including a culturally inclusive pop-up clinic in Thorncliffe Park, which has a large Muslim population. The vacci...

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Nick Dunne

10 May 2021

Foleyet, Ontario, Canada

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A nursing station in Foleyet, Ontario has remodeled its annual flu outreach as part of a campaign to help those who have had trouble scheduling their Covid vaccination appointments. Similar efforts are underway in oth...

KUNR

Natalie Van Hoozer

7 May 2021

Yerington, Nevada, United States

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A pop-up mobile clinic in Nevada's Lyon County is providing free dental care to underserved communities as a way to address the lack of practicing dental providers in the region. The response thus far has been overwhe...

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Conor Morris

23 April 2021

Ohio, United States

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Black churches in Cleveland are transforming into vaccine clinics during the coronavirus pandemic to help get shots into the arms of those who have had trouble accessing a vaccine appointment. The sites have largely r...

Noozhawk

Giana Magnoli

19 April 2021

Santa Barbara, California, United States

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In Santa Barbara, California, mobile vaccine clinics are helping farm workers and those living at senior housing developments receive their Covid vaccination by bringing the vaccines directly to their communities. Key...

The Maine Monitor

Barbara A. Walsh

11 April 2021

Baileyville, Maine, United States

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Police Chief Bob Fitzsimmons personally connects with residents to combat increasing suicide rates, particularly among teens. Teachers reach out to the chief if one of the town’s 330 schoolchildren misses school, and ...

Bloomberg 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...

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...

Science Africa

Henry Owino

27 March 2021

Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya

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In Nairobi, community health volunteers have played a crucial role during the coronavirus pandemic by providing reliable health care information to residents. They also have been a key resource in delivering essential...

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...

WKYT-TV

Garrett Wymer

Sam Dick

25 March 2021

Knott County, Kentucky, United States

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A drone company and Kentucky Homeplace, a University of Kentucky initiative to address rural health, have used drones to deliver personal protective equipment packages to isolated, rural homes that can become inaccess...

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...

Science Africa

Sharon Atieno

16 March 2021

Siaya County, Kenya

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In Kenya's Siaya County, community-selected individuals known as nyamrerwa are trained "to address healthcare issues of individuals and communities in their respective localities." The initiative is part of a larger s...

The Oaklandside

Sonya Lustig

1 March 2021

Oakland, California, United States

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In Oakland, California, a group of Black birth workers has been working to improve prenatal and postpartum care for mothers by offering care that is designed “by, for, and with Black people.” The group uses a series o...

Associated Press

Sarah Blake Morgan

16 February 2021

Cherokee, North Carolina, United States

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At the Cherokee Indian Hospital in North Carolina, approximately 3,000 tribal members have received at least the first dose of the Covid vaccine. The tribe credits the quick and large response to trust in the hospital...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

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Kamilah Williams

10 February 2021

Arizona, United States

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Amid the pandemic, doctors and case managers have had to introduce new ways to provide care for those with HIV. In Arizona, that has included an introduction of telehealth, drive-thru testings sites, and mobilizing a ...

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