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5 August 2020
Sunnydale, California, United States
Community leaders in Sunnydale, CA contained a coronavirus scare through swift responses, appeals to the community, contact tracing and establishing neighborhood test sites. An emphasis on public education in the neig...
27 July 2020
Wisconsin, United States
Under 800 Words
The VotER initiative registers voters while they wait at 75 hospitals and community health centers across the country. The founders feel that voting will help their patients because there are social and political issu...
26 March 2020
Broadcast TV News
Although the United States, Spain, and Italy are still working to contain the coronavirus outbreak, countries across Asia have seen some success. By implementing rapid intervention and widespread testing, places such ...
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...
16 March 2020
Charleston, West Virginia, United States
Schools have closed across the nation to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, but that's left many students without access to meals. To address this, Kanawha County has started to use school buses to trans...
11 March 2020
As countries around the world work to slow the spread of coronavirus, several places including Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Macau have reported success from a handful of methods. Mass testing is a co...
Nigeria Health Watch
9 March 2020
Sifawa, Sokoto, Nigeria
Throughout Sokoto State in Nigeria, community conversations are taking place as part of an awareness campaign to encourage community members to change their perceptions of maternal health and safe-birth practices. The...
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...
22 January 2020
Maryland, United States
Over 3000 Words
Maryland's health care system is based on three pillars – all-payer rate setting, a global budget, and total cost of care – that, together, have shown positive results both for the patients and for the state's hospita...
29 November 2019
In Namibia, a combination of data analysis and a community-centered approach are helping to reduce the rate of HIV infections and increase awareness around prevention methodologies. The approach has been so successful...
25 October 2019
Miami, Florida, United States
Broadcast TV News
Under 3 Minutes
Florida officials have turned to an unlikely source to help identify children with mental health stressors: bus drivers. After the Parkland shooting, the state established classes for bus drivers to learn about child ...
4 October 2019
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Community paramedicine programs have been in existence for years but are just recently gaining popularity as a means of letting paramedics act less like crisis managers and more like health counselors. Initially desig...
3 October 2019
Los Angeles, California, United States
Los Angeles and other California cities are expanding their "street care" efforts by sending medical professionals into homeless encampments to include houseless individuals in the state health care system. Doctors su...
30 September 2019
Rock Rapids, Iowa, United States
Despite rural hospitals often struggling to remain open due to lack of consistent demand which creates financial troubles, there are eight hospitals across four rural counties in Iowa that are proving this notion wron...
3 September 2019
Social prescribing, where medical practitioners encourage patients to look beyond medicine to remedy their issues, can lessen the demand for medical services and medications. In the UK, Denmark, and Canada, doctors ar...
21 August 2019
Laramie, Wyoming, United States
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...
Nigeria Health Watch
23 July 2019
Beji village, Bosso Local Government Area, Niger, Nigeria
In Niger State, not all health clinics are treated equally, but one in the Beji village, Bosso Local Government Area (LGA) acts as a model for other healthcare providers to follow. From proactively educating patients ...
22 June 2019
Danville, Virginia, United States
A network of member organizations in and around Danville, Virginia tackles the region's health and nutrition pitfalls by relying on the strength of their tight-knit rural towns to donate and distribute health resource...
5 June 2019
Huntington, West Virginia, United States
In West Virginia, a community health worker program trains community members to act as local health supporters. The program, which targets high-risk residents "in rural areas throughout Appalachia," eliminates the nee...
23 May 2019
Providing access to international networks of expertise can improve the quality of healthcare available to those living in rural and remote areas. Project ECHO, an initiative based in New Mexico, has partnered with th...
The New York Times
Donald G. McNeil Jr.
15 April 2019
In rural parts of Africa, where access to quality medical attention is hard to come by, a hand-held portable ultrasound scanner is revolutionizing care. Although primarily being used to diagnose cases of pneumonia, do...
Eugene, Oregon, United States
Lane County, Oregon is one of many of the state’s counties working to create a survivor-focused network of responses to sex trafficking. The Lane County Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Multidisciplinary Tea...
19 March 2019
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Despite offering services for expectant mothers, Detroit's infant mortality and less-than-adequate prenatal care rates are both negative outliers when it comes to Michigan's statewide statistics for those figures. Rea...
5 March 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Young mothers don't always have access to the resources they need to better understand breastfeeding, but programs in Philadelphia, are working to address this. From creating a city-wide awareness campaign to meeting ...
1 March 2019
Savannah, Georgia, United States
Over 3000 Words
Across the United States, more and more cities are treating gun violence like a public health issue – seeking to take preventative, rather than reactionary, measures. Programs like Savannah’s Youth Intercept and Phila...
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