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8 November 2021
North Carolina, United States
Community health workers with North Carolina Formerly Incarcerated Transition Program (NC FIT) counsel people recently released from jails and prisons to help them get the care they need for mental and physical health...
1 March 2021
Over 3000 Words
Throughout the U.S. a group of nursing homes known as Green House Cottages are providing a model of care through their patient-centered architecture, philosophy, and organization. Unlike the typical nursing home, each...
1 March 2021
Oakland, California, United States
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...
23 December 2020
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Over 15 Minutes
In Florida, a hospital's respiratory department decreased readmission rates for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) by emphasizing patient education and encouraging cross-sector collaboration between departme...
24 November 2020
Columbia Gorge, Oregon, United States
The Bridges to Health program in Oregon is helping to improve community health by connecting individuals and families to resources such as housing, food aid, transportation options, and health-care facilities. Althoug...
11 November 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
A health clinic in Minneapolis has played a significant role in combating racial gaps in health by prioritizing community-oriented primary care and recruiting staff – including leaders and doctors – from the local com...
9 November 2020
Clinch County, Georgia, United States
Rural hospitals across the country often struggle to stay open in states where Medicaid has not been expanded, but a method known as "swing beds" has helped two critical-access hospitals in Georgia to avoid this fate....
26 October 2020
West Yellowstone, Montana, United States
Promotoras de salud is a term that describe lay Latina community members who have been trained to provide health education to community members, and it's a concept that has helped eliminate barriers and improve health...
2 September 2020
Oberhofen am Thunersee, Switzerland
Broadcast TV Programs
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...
1 September 2020
Broadcast TV Programs
The United Kingdom's single-payer health insurance system, known as the National Health Service, has helped citizens obtain the essential care they need without having to worry about the cost of the care. While the mo...
Law at the Margins
30 August 2020
Tennessee, United States
Advocates in Tenneessee are looking to California's state-funded programs that approach the issue of homelessness holistically, providing wraparound services. Social services are combined with medical care, to help th...
18 August 2020
Akron, Ohio, United States
Health care providers at Summa Health Pride Clinic in Akron, Ohio are transforming the way care is offered to trans and gender nonconforming people by working to reduce barriers that they often face. All staff undergo...
10 August 2020
Under 800 Words
Thousands of physicians and 60 hospital systems are participating in Civic Health Month, a nationwide effort to encourage voter participation. VotER has over 15,000 orders for “Healthy Democracy Kits,” which compile v...
3 August 2020
Cape Town, South Africa
To combat the grief, trauma, and frustration caused by COVID-19 hospitalizations where families are cut off from loved ones and from most information about their care and condition, the staff at Vincent Pallotti Hospi...
7 July 2020
Los Angeles County, California, United States
A formerly closed hospital reopened as a pop-up health care facility in Los Angeles County to help provide health services for a predominantly Latino community during the coronavirus pandemic. Although it was only ope...
1 July 2020
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...
15 June 2020
To help pregnant women during the COVID-10 pandemic, the government in Uganda sold travel and private hospital care vouchers to those in their third trimester to ensure the women had access to the care they would need...
10 June 2020
Promotoras is a model used in Latin America since the 1950s, where respected community members perform health outreach and host events to answer questions about healthcare access and treatments. The program seeks to e...
25 May 2020
Japan's model of prioritizing societal care for their elderly has helped the country achieve the highest life expectancy and be named the healthiest population in the world. Now amid the coronavirus pandemic, the coun...
25 May 2020
San Carlos, Arizona, United States
The San Carlos Apache tribe in Arizona has been able to increase dental healthcare access for children through targeted outreach and an educational marketing campaign. The goal of the multifaceted approach is to addre...
Jackson Hole News & Guide
29 April 2020
Jackson Hole, Wyoming, United States
A new initiative at St. John’s Health in Wyoming aimed at bettering people's health while saving the hospital money by combining wellness services with behavioral programs has shown promise but was put on hold due to ...
19 March 2020
Kalispell, Montana, United States
Rural communities throughout the United States are experimenting with a Boston-based senior-assistance program that implements a shared-services approach to senior care. Although barriers to creating connectivity in i...
100 Days in Appalachia
4 March 2020
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Patient navigation, which uses community members as health care informants, is helping to break down social and cultural barriers to accessing care in a community in North Carolina. The navigators are "population-focu...
26 February 2020
Madwaleni, South Africa
In the rural Eastern Cape of South Africa, a hospital has transformed their model of care for children with cerebral palsy to better serve the entire family. Offering weeklong stays, the hospital offers physical thera...
12 February 2020
Madwaleni, South Africa
At Madwaleni Hospital's rehabilitation ward in South Africa, medical professionals and physical therapists are using what is known as block therapy to better help individuals who are living with a disability. Rather t...
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