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PBS NewsHour

William Brangham

Jason Kane

3 September 2020

Sydney, Australia

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Australia's health care system combines public and private health insurance to create a hybrid model that caters to every citizen. Although there is some uncertainty surrounding the future of the private health care p...

PBS NewsHour

William Brangham

Jason Kane

2 September 2020

Oberhofen am Thunersee, Switzerland

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Switzerland is home to the world's lowest avoidable mortality rate and residents of the country live longer lives and are healthier than those who live in the United States. Health policy experts credit the Swiss heal...

The Washington Post

Lesley Wroughton

Max Bearak

18 August 2020

South Africa

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When South Africa's government implemented measures to protect its citizens from the spread of COVID-19, it also drastically reduced its flu cases down to 1 single case for its winter season as a side effect. Stringen...

Valley Journal

David Erickson

1 July 2020

Japan

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A government-mandated care insurance program in Japan has gained both recognition and international praise for removing the burden of senior care from family members through the "socialization of elder care." The goal...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

30 June 2020

New York, United States

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Two former debt collectors have teamed up to put their experience and expertise to use paying off medical debts for Americans below the poverty line. RIP Medical Debt is a nonprofit that buys debt in bulk at reduced r...

Nigeria Health Watch

Taiwo Adebulu

16 June 2020

Lagos State, Nigeria

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Public private partnerships are helping hospitals in Nigeria provide more efficient care, especially as it relates to maternal health. In Lagos State, the model – which partners a private healthcare management firm wi...

Jackson Hole News & Guide

Tom Hallberg

29 April 2020

Jackson, Wyoming, United States

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Teton County’s St. John’s Health medical center worked proactively to make sure they had the resilience needed in staffing to accommodate a potential surge in COVID-19 patients. Working quickly, they identified curren...

The Reader

Chris Bowling

20 April 2020

Douglas County, Nebraska, United States

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Douglas County in Nebraska is so far the only county to record the race and ethnicity of anyone who tests positive for COVID-19, and that's due in large part to how the Douglas County Health Department has been conduc...

CityLab

Feargus O'Sullivan

17 March 2020

Norway

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The Norwegian government has banned residents from retreating to their rural, vacation homes as they self-isolate during the COVID19 pandemic. Those that do will face a nearly $2,000 fine, or 15 days in jail. This ban...

TheCable

Taiwo Adebulu

11 February 2020

Ebute Metta, Lagos State, Nigeria

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A hospital in Nigeria has implemented the use of an electronic medical record (EMR) system for patients to decrease mismanagement practices and increase transparency and accountability. The card that patients are give...

Vox

Dylan Scott

17 January 2020

Netherlands

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Health care in the Netherlands relies heavily on the collaboration, cooperation, and shared responsibility between private markets and government regulations to achieve affordable, consistent, and quality care for pat...

Vox

Dylan Scott

15 January 2020

Australia

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Australia's hybrid system of both private and public health care offers, literally, something for everyone in the country. Although there are questions about the longevity of the private sector of insurance as it pert...

Vox

Dylan Scott

13 January 2020

Taiwan

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Taiwan's single-payer health care model has helped to guarantee health care access to everyone in the country, no matter their socioeconomic status, geographical location or pre-exisitng conditions. Although the model...

Los Angeles Times

Soumya Karlamangla

1 December 2019

California, United States

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Implementing checklists to prevent suicide risks can reduce the number of deaths by suicide in psychiatric facilities. Since 2007, Veteran’s Affairs medical facilities across the country have successfully reduced the ...

Next City

Oscar Perry Abello

9 October 2019

Washington, United States

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Worker cooperatives offer a scalable model through which to ensure and protect the rights of home care workers. The Home Care Workers Purpose Trust, started by the Bronx-based Cooperative Home Care Associates, brings ...

U.S. News & World Report

Prue Clarke

5 September 2019

Kigali, Rwanda

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Enrolling local agents allows global partners to connect underserved and remote communities to healthcare. A partnership between Rwanda’s Health Ministry and the Boston-based nonprofit, Partners in Health, trains comm...

U.S. News & World Report

Casey Leins

21 August 2019

Laramie, Wyoming, United States

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Building networks of physicians in rural areas helps reduce shortages of healthcare specialists. A partnership between Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Idaho, and Montana, known collectively as WWAMI, brings doctors to th...

The Charlotte Observer

Katja Ridderbusch

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...

U.S. News & World Report

Katelyn Newman

17 July 2019

Alabama, United States

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Close collaboration between stakeholders in a community allows rural health centers to remain in operation. With the failure of many rural hospitals across the United States, medical providers, nonprofit organizations...

Los Angeles Times

Noam N. Levey

19 June 2019

Germany

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The United States is currently facing a rise in the cost of specialty drugs, but the nation may be able to learn from Germany's successful approach to a drug pricing initiative. Based on keeping government involvement...

Eye On Ohio

Katie Ellington

9 June 2019

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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Though Ohio has traditionally relied on volunteers to be guardians to elder folks who don't have support of family or loved ones, the court system looks to partnerships with external organizations to give at-risk seni...

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...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

9 April 2019

Delaware, United States

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Making reproductive health care a part of a woman’s primary care expands opportunities for proactive family planning. Delaware nonprofit, Upstream, partners with health care systems to increase access to information a...

The Nashua Telegraph

Sheryl Rich-Kern

3 March 2019

Nashua, New Hampshire, United States

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The hub-and-spoke model allows local partners to provide individuals with access to resources earmarked specifically for opioid addiction treatment. The system of care, which uses regional clinics and non-profits as ...

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Zara Stone

4 January 2019

Canada

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At-home health care isn't new, but technological advancements have allowed for the niche industry to expand beyond pregnancy tests and heart rate monitors. Although not without controversy, mail-in swab kits, artifici...

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