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The Wichita Beacon

Celia Hack

21 October 2021

Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States

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The COVID Ambassador program trains people to listen, be empathetic, and acknowledge people’s COVID-19 vaccine concerns. Ambassadors’ training includes substantial practice talking to people who are resistant to getti...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

18 October 2021

Wase Local Government Area, Plateau State, Nigeria

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The Lifesaving Intervention Project offers postnatal services to mothers and newborns via community health workers who are trained in maternal and child health. After giving birth, the women receive follow-up care ove...

The Washington Post

Samantha Schmidt

12 October 2021

La Giajira, Colombia

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IPSI Palaima is working to vaccinate Indigenous families who live in hard-to-reach areas of La Guajira, where there are no paved roads, electricity, or running water and staff must use cars, boats, and motorbikes to r...

The Colorado Sun

Fran Kritz

22 September 2021

Colorado, United States

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The Grace Upon Grace Project seeks to address period poverty – the inability of people who menstruate to afford sanitary supplies – by providing free access to tampons and pads. The organization hosts a monthly free p...

Nigeria Health Watch

Innocent Eteng

13 September 2021

Nigeria

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Miraclefeet is a U.S. based nonprofit that provides free clubfoot treatment in 29 countries, including 15 in Africa. Following Ponseti, a nonsurgical treatment plan, caregivers gently manipulate a child’s feet by stre...

Pulse Nigeria

Bayo Wahab

9 September 2021

Nigeria

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Hacey Health Initiative and Alabiyamo Maternal and Child Healthcare Foundation are improving maternal and newborn health in rural communities. The groups have provided more than 50,000 birthing kits containing sterili...

Pulse Nigeria

Samson Toromade

13 August 2021

Lagos, Nigeria

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Drug Aid Africa supports low-income Nigerians by providing free medications to help ease burdens of healthcare affordability. The NGO partners with organizations that serve low-income communities, including hospitals,...

WMC-TV

Kelli Cook

31 July 2021

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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Legacy of Legends, a nonprofit that helps families overcome traumatic experiences that often stem from poverty, opened the Frayser Clinic to provide free wellness exams to children. The clinic is run out of a local ch...

NPR

Jasmine Garsd

14 August 2021

New York, New York, United States

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Rock Safe Streets in the Red Fern Public Houses of Far Rockaway, Queens, ramped up its violence interrupter work starting in 2020 as gun violence increased. Red Fern then went nearly a year without a single shooting. ...

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...

KSTU-TV

Sydney Glenn

8 July 2021

Utah, United States

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Intermountain Healthcare implemented an opioid reduction plan as part of Utah’s statewide ‘Know Your Script’ initiative. The plan, which includes an opioid-free surgery program that utilizes nerve blockers and non-opi...

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...

TVO

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...

News48

Lorenzo Di Stasi

17 June 2021

Milan, Italy

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Milan’s tampone sospeso or “suspended test” initiative provides rapid COVID-19 tests to stop the spread of the virus. The initiative sets up in highly visible public areas of Milan and is based on a model of mutual su...

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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 ...

New Hampshire Public Radio

Daniela Allee

Gabriela Lozada

8 June 2021

Nashua, New Hampshire, United States

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Community health workers are engaging small business owners to host local COVID-19 vaccination clinics. These smaller clinics, like La Fama 2 Barbershop, are effective because of the strength of interpersonal relation...

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...

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Nina Feldman

Alan Yu

4 June 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A large number of hospital closures pushed the remaining obstetrics chiefs to work together to maintain safe and accessible maternity care, especially for low-income and English as a second language community members....

Southerly

Victoria Bouloubasis

28 May 2021

North Carolina, United States

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Because of coordinated partnerships between local governments, state health departments, and nonprofit groups, more and more farmworkers are receiving COVID-19 vaccinations. Through the N.C. Department of Health and H...

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 ...

KSTU-TV

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...

100 Days in Appalachia

Taylor Sisk

18 May 2021

Kentucky, United States

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Awareness is growing that community health workers (CHWs) are an effective way to address social determinants of health and reduce health inequities. The success of CHWs is due to the fact that they share life experie...

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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