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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...
19 March 2019
Venice, California, United States
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...
11 January 2019
Hillsboro, Oregon, United States
When students return to the classroom after suffering a head injury, such as a concussion, they may face challenges that require certain accommodations that many school officials aren't prepared to offer. Although yet...
5 December 2018
Cape Cod, Massachusetts, United States
In order to deal with the opioid crisis, schools in Massachusetts are hiring counselors to support teachers and their students. In Cape Cod alone, 17 schools hired outside counselors, while 50 schools throughout the...
15 December 2017
Opioid abuse claimed over 53 000 American lives in 2016, and has been a cause for concern. Now doctors are looking to alternatives to opioids, both medication and non-medication options, that can be decided based on ...
10 December 2017
Over 3000 Words
Nigeria contained its 2014 Ebola outbreak through rapid emergency response and compassionate care. In less than 10 weeks, health workers visited more than 147,000 people who may have had first or second degree contact...
Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)
17 May 2017
Portland, Oregon, United States
For decades, Franklin County's comprehensive healthcare plan has kept its residents some of the healthiest people in Maine despite being some of the poorest as well. Now, Oregon is looking to do the same.
19 April 2017
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Living in poverty can impact brain functioning due to the consistent stress and can lead to difficulty with problem solving, decision making, and goal setting. A Boston-based project, EMPath, addresses this issue by ...
Linda Hagen Miller
29 November 2016
Spokane, Washington, United States
Medical students are trained in medicine but rarely encouraged to develop their personal skills. The University of Washington School of Medicine requires their students to take a course, “Daily Dose of Humanities,” wh...
The Post Crescent
17 March 2016
Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, United States
Over 50 percent of Wisconsin counties lack mental health professionals to serve the populations, and the shortage directly affects children’s mental health. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement has submitted funds...
The Post Crescent
17 March 2016
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Under 800 Words
Patients who are suffering from some mild mental health issues often forsake going to a psychologist or psychiatrist because of the long wait time for a specialist. Different counties in Wisconsin are piloting a progr...
27 March 2015
Seattle, Washington, United States
Over 3000 Words
The health care system in the United States is not only expensive, but also its social inequities and infrastructure fail to aid patients’ individual needs. Iora Primary Care in Seattle offers a monthly stipend for ph...
3 June 2014
Bronx, New York, United States
Hospitals in New York improve healthcare quality and reduce medical costs by staying in frequent contact with patients requiring frequent or long-term care. Montefiore's Accountable Care Organization pulls in care pro...
11 December 2013
Physical illnesses trigger and exacerbate poverty because costs are too high to treat them. The Associação Saúde Criança in Rio de Janeiro counsels helps by assisting families with services such as food, medicine, voc...
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