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Max Blau

8 January 2020

United States

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If incarcerated, low-income individuals who are reliant on Medicaid typically lose access to their benefits which accelerates the difficulty of reentry. To help close the gap, the National Association of Counties and ...

Associated Press

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Claire Galofaro

25 December 2019

Bushekeli, Rwanda

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The Rwandan government is on a mission to get palliative care to everyone who needs it by creating their own morphine instead of being beholden to pharmaceutical companies driven by profit. Using Uganda's simple recip...

The Telegraph

Max Blau

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

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...

How Do We Fix It?

Richard Davies

21 November 2019

Bronx, New York, United States

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To promote better healthcare access in The Bronx, local healthcare providers, activists, and nonprofits are working together to implement tactics such as community conversations or the use of an app that assists pregn...

Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting

Eleanor Klibanoff

3 September 2019

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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In Kentucky, sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE) are often the frontline responders for survivors of a sexual assault, but have yet to be available in every hospital. Too often, women are turned away because of an a...

Undark

Larry Buhl

19 March 2019

Venice, California, United States

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When people experiencing homelessness are admitted to a hospital, they don't always have advance care directives in place which takes ownership away from them as far as dictating their treatment, who to contact and wh...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

5 March 2019

Australia

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Australia has found a promising model to make high-priced medicine cheaper for patients, including expensive treatments for Hepatitis C, which the country is now on track to eradicating by 2026. The strategy works sim...

The Colorado Sun

Jennifer Brown

25 February 2019

Colorado, United States

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Throughout the US, the majority of states have policy in place that dictates against treating immigrants there illegally for kidney failure until it reaches emergent conditions, costing states millions of dollars each...

Yes! Magazine

Phillip Pantuso

23 November 2018

Kingston, New York, United States

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For musicians and artists who don’t have traditional access to healthcare, one music festival has them covered. O+ (“O Positive”) is a music festival in Kingston, NY that invites musicians and artists from around the ...

Associated Press

Kristen de Groot

2 November 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Some hospitals are finding ways to help their patients vote. Penn Votes Project is an initiative between hospitals and the Penn Law School that helps patients fill out and notarize their absentee ballots. Then there’s...

Scalawag

Lewis Wallace

24 October 2018

Tennessee, United States

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After accompanying trans people to their doctors appointments, and answering their medical questions, Kale Edmindson founded Trans Buddy in 2013. “Transgender people can call a hotline and get a trained “buddy” to ans...

Scalawag

Katherine Webb-Hehn

24 September 2018

Alabama, United States

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In one of the worst states to have a pregnancy, midwives might be the answer. In Alabama, activists pushed for the re-legalization of professional midwifery. Now, midwifes in the state are providing care for mothers, ...

The New York Times

Denise Grady

16 September 2018

Kigali, Rwanda

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In poor countries, where strep throat is not diagnosed, a seemingly harmless bacteria eventually causes the immune system to attack the heart valves. In order to help, the humanitarian group Team Heart, sends 40 to 6...

Rewire

Miriam Zoila Perez

31 July 2018

District of Columbia, Washington, United States

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Community of Hope, a health clinic, is offering a prenatal program called “Centering Pregnancy.” Participants meet bi weekly and cover topics related to pregnancy until the end of their term. The goal is to improve th...

Yes! Magazine

Mason Adams

25 July 2018

Virginia, United States

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After a brutal incident led to a violent attack and the death of his son, Senator Creigh Deeds was determined to reform the mental health system in Virginia. The Deeds commission passed a series of reforms, among them...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Samantha Melamed

10 July 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A couple created a nonprofit in Philadelphia to make micro grants for those who need small amounts to pay off medical bills or legal fees so they can move on with their lives. The effort garnered modest donations, inc...

Reuters

Sharon Bernstein

20 June 2018

California, United States

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In California, about 18,400 inmates are over the age of 55. In order to properly treat them the state is building a dementia unit. Other states like New York might follow suit, in order to properly care for their ag...

Vox

German Lopez

10 May 2018

Richmond, Virginia, United States

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In order to tackle opioid addiction, the state of Virginia found a way to make drug treatment accessible to people with medicaid by boosting “reimbursement rates to addiction treatment providers.” Historically, drug t...

NPR

Keren Landman

5 May 2018

Tifton, Georgia, United States

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For transgender and gender nonconforming individuals, seeking healthcare can be an agonizing process due to discrimination and a lack of provider familiarity with their unique healthcare needs. QMed, a virtual health ...

Vox

German Lopez

17 April 2018

France

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When France changed their policy in 1995, and allowed primary care doctors to prescribe buprenorphine, an anti-drug medication that reduces cravings for opioids, a drastic change happened. “Within four years, overdose...

Bright Magazine

Ashley Hamer

7 December 2017

Anabah, Afghanistan

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The Anabah Maternity Center, is one of the few maternity hospitals in Afghanistan. It’s also free and staffed entirely by women. “Since opening, they have treated over 226,000 women and helped birth 38,000 children.”

CNN

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

4 December 2017

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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We rarely think of Female Genital Mutilation, which is the total or partial removal of the external female genitalia, as an economic practice. It’s often thought of in cultural terms. However, that’s exactly what Sele...

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Chris Peak

15 September 2017

Connecticut, United States

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Unlike other states, Connecticut is running their own medicaid program. The state is reducing costs by reaching out to people before they get severely sick. They’re using their extensive medicaid data, looking for peo...

The New York Times

Sophie Cousins

25 July 2017

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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A man named Greg Jefferys runs a sort of online buyers club for the life-saving oral treatment for Hepatitis C. There are myriad reasons why patients are unable to obtain the drugs on their own, a few being high costs...

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