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High Country News

Kalen Goodluck

28 August 2020

Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona, United States

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The White Mountain Apache and the Navajo Nation are using contact tracing to not just slow the spread of coronavirus but to "completely contain" it in their communities, and they are already seeing success from their ...

Associated Press

Linda A. Johnson

20 August 2020

Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States

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Although offering at-home care has been a practice for some time, the coronavirus pandemic has helped prompt more health insurance companies to allow health care workers to implement the practice at a larger scale. Tr...

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Katie Sullivan Borrelli

30 June 2020

Rochester, New York, United States

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A change in communication policies and outreach procedures has helped the UR Medicine Home Care program retain employees during the coronavirus pandemic, despite increasingly difficult work conditions. Part of this ef...

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Oscar Perry Abello

5 May 2020

United States

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A home health care cooperative, based in NY, turned to a worker-owned cut and sew cooperative, based in NC, to produce masks for their employees when they were unable to source them elsewhere. The cost of masks and g...

Valley News

Nora Doyle-Burr

25 April 2020

Lebanon, Connecticut, United States

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In the New England region of the U.S., community nurses are working to fill a void in health care during the coronavirus pandemic for those who may require medical attention but do not need hospital care. As described...

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Katie Sullivan Borrelli

18 December 2019

New York, New York, United States

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A partnership between a nonprofit health organization and a community health service program has helped provide enhanced training and more robust mentorship opportunities for home health aids in the New York City area...

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Meaghan M. McDermott

5 December 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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A Chicago-based program called Caring Together, Living Better is aiming to increase support to family members acting as caregivers for the elderly in their lives by providing resources directly in their churches. Focu...

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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 ...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Allison McNearney

4 October 2019

Fort Worth, Texas, United States

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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...

The New York Times

Courtney E. Martin

18 September 2019

Albany, Minnesota, United States

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A shortage of caregivers throughout the U.S. has forced the industry to rethink how it's attracting workers, especially men. From simplifying applications to better targeted outreach, organizations are implementing ne...

The Guardian

Sarah Johnson

26 June 2019

Helsinki, Finland

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Digital platforms allow for remote care when access to health care may be expensive or difficult. In Finland, as social welfare policies experience the economic and budgetary constraints of a shrinking population and ...

Making Contact

JoAnn Mar

8 May 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Senior citizens can often face many barriers when trying to set up end of life care, and this is exacerbated for minorities due to language and cultural barriers. On Lok Senior Health Services, however, is a program n...

Pacific Standard

Alieza Durana

1 May 2019

New York, New York, United States

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House calls are not new to the medicine field, but they are becoming more predominant as doctors look for ways to expand access to those that aren't able to make it into an office. Focusing mostly on "disabled, chroni...

NPR

Emily Corwin

27 April 2019

Vermont, United States

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Vermont is home to many senior patients with serious medical needs, but doesn't have enough nursing homes to accommodate. Now, some people are opening their homes to the elderly and providing necessary services - whil...

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Michael de Yoanna

4 December 2018

Greeley, Colorado, United States

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Combining the skills of medical emergency responders, crisis intervention specialists and social workers has had success in lowering the number of 911 calls for a fire department in Greeley, Colorado. Dubbed Squad 1, ...

Apolitical

Burton Bollag

31 October 2018

Germany

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When family members fall ill, many times caregiving is placed on fellow family members, which is both time consuming and unpaid. A healthcare company with international reach, is funding research, toolkits and informa...

Politico

Rochelle Sharpe

12 September 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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In Massachusetts, nonprofit Commonwealth Care Alliance is piloting a new experiment: using federal dollars from Medicare and Medicaid to provide preventive care and pay for the things that aren't explicitly medical, b...

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

29 August 2018

Alaska, United States

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In Alaska, the Community Health Aide Program is helping to connect people in remote, rural parts of the state to medical care. The program, started decades ago in collaboration with the Indian Health Service, local go...

OZY

Julia Muldavin

8 June 2018

Archidona, Ecuador

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There are nine indigenous communities that live within the Ecuadorian Amazon, each with their own practices that have been passed down from generation to generation. To maintain independence from the Ecuadorian govern...

Apolitical

Odette Chalaby

19 January 2018

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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Many people, often women, spend large amounts of their lives engaging in unpaid care work, dropping out of the labor market or taking a pay cut to care for their families. Hawaii has launched the Kupuna Caregivers Pr...

Richland Source

Tracy Geibel

9 August 2017

Richland County, Ohio, United States

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Apollo Healthcare Services has started an elder caregiver support group in Richland County, OH. The intent of this support group is to give caregivers an outlet to voice their frustrations or experiences that accompan...

Kaiser Health News

Susan Jaffe

31 July 2017

United States

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Congressional Republicans' push to reduce Medicaid funds is a threatening proposition to the people who use its services. Medicaid funds services at home which allows people to live at home instead of in a nursing hom...

New Hampshire Union Leader

Gretchen M. Grosky

29 October 2016

Concord, New Hampshire, United States

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Emergency room visits cost money and are not the most comfortable places to be. The Massachusetts-based Medicare program called Independence at Home gives doctors incentives to visit frail patients at home and receive...

American University Radio (WAMU)

Martin Austermuhle

14 March 2016

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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For individuals with developmental disabilities in Washington, D.C., inclusion’s uphill battle, while still happening, has shown results. After the practice of institutionalization ended decades ago, there was a shift...

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April Dembosky

25 June 2014

United States

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A coordinated care program is helping provide in-home care to those who are considered pre-hopsice and who are combatting chronic health issues. While the program doesn't always financially help the hospitals it opera...

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