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Beth Adams

15 September 2020

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Protests over police officers' conduct in the death of Daniel Prude prompted Rochester, N.Y., officials to look to Eugene's CAHOOTS program for an alternative model in responding to mental health crises. But CAHOOTS o...

The Denver Post

Elise Schmelzer

6 September 2020

Denver, Colorado, United States

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To avoid unnecessary arrests and reduce police-public friction, Denver's STAR program (Support Team Assistance Response) sends a mental health professional and a paramedic to some mental-health-related 911 calls inste...

BBC

Craig Langran

27 August 2020

Uganda

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A hospital in Uganda is using a new device created by scientists that produces oxygen without the use of electricity. Since the device has been introduced, 500 children have been treated with it and the mortality for ...

The Local

Emma Löfgren

23 June 2020

Stockholm, Sweden

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Hospitals in Sweden have one of the lowest counts of ICU beds throughout Europe, but when Covid-19 began to spread, the country doubled their number of intensive care beds in preparation. Although hospitals took their...

The New Yorker

John Seabrook

22 June 2020

Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States

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Telehealth is being implemented and used across the United States to assist both patients and doctors during the coronavirus pandemic. Although this practice has its limitations and cannot replace in-person diagnostic...

High Country News

Anna V. Smith

11 June 2020

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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CAHOOTS, the 31-year-old program considered a model for the growing number of community-based crisis programs, fielded more than 24,000 calls in 2019, less than 1% of which required police involvement. The program's u...

BBC

Ruth Evans

12 May 2020

Uganda

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Scientists from Uganda and Australia have worked together to come up with a device that produces oxygen without the use of electricity. Although this solution was originally intended to help address the high rate of c...

WTVR-TV

Melissa Hipolit

31 March 2020

Henrico County, Virginia, United States

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When Henrico County Fire Department began to respond to calls for people exhibiting signs of coronavirus, they began utilizing recommendations of how best to stay safe. Although restrictive, this new playbook helps em...

OZY

Joshua Eferighe

28 March 2020

United States

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As hospital staff struggle to stay safe during the coronavirus outbreak due to a lack of personal protective equipment, citizen-led groups are working to fill the gap by producing or connecting masks with health care ...

Route Fifty

Emma Coleman

27 March 2020

Massachusetts, United States

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To address a shortage of personal protective equipment during the coronavirus pandemic, community members have begun to take on the task of producing face masks for medical professionals. From sewing masks to creating...

CNN

Oscar Holland

Ananda Pellerin

24 March 2020

New York, United States

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To help address the shortage of personal protective equipment in hospitals, companies and individuals in the fashion industry are turning from clothing production to face mask production. This approach, which is being...

Global News

Josh K. Elliott

18 March 2020

Brescia, Italy

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When a hospital in Italy ran the risk of running out of a medical valve that was necessary to help treat patients suffering from COVID-19, an engineering company stepped in to fill the gap by 3D printing the valve. Ch...

U.S. News & World Report

Steve Sternberg

10 March 2020

Taipei, Taiwan

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After being caught off-guard during the 2003 SARS epidemic, Taiwan developed a public health infrastructure to help prepare them for another. With the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, their number of cases have stayed low b...

WBBM-TV

Pam Zekman

14 January 2020

Richland, Illinois, United States

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After realizing that too many people were calling 911 for issues that were not medical emergencies in Richland, Illinois, a program was launched to act as an intervention strategy. After the start, calls decreased by ...

NPR

Rachel Treisman

7 December 2019

New York, United States

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For a variety of reasons, women are less likely than men to receive CPR by a stranger, but an attachment for CPR dummies that gives the maniken silicone breasts is helping to break barriers. This phenomenon is seen wo...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

John Diedrich

Kevin Crowe

22 November 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Baltimore is facing a waiting room problem when it comes to emergency response time, and often diverts paramedics away if they're overwhelmed; however, they may be able to learn from what Boston has seen success with....

Finding Fixes

Anna Boiko-Weyrauch

15 October 2019

Tacoma, Washington, United States

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The Tacoma Needle Exchange in Washington doesn't only provide a place for a clean needle exchange but also provides Narcan and fentanyl test kits to those who visit the white van for new syringes. Although the approac...

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 Colorado Sun

Kevin Simpson

24 September 2019

Hoehne, Colorado, United States

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Las Animas County in Colorado is a large rural and remote area which makes it difficult for emergency responders to access people in a timely manner. To address this, emergency medical responder (EMR) classes are bein...

WABE

Sam Whitehead

19 September 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Street medicine eliminates barriers to health care and reduces emergency room costs. In Atlanta, Mercy Care’s Street Medicine program works to meet individuals where they are at. The program has been working since 201...

The Colorado Sun

Jesse Paul

28 August 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Hospitals in Colorado are changing their approach to opioid crisis by treating patients that come in as emergent cases and rushing them into medication-assisted addiction treatment. The model has proved so successful ...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

24 June 2019

Fuka, Niger, Nigeria

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Access to medical resources improves the effectiveness of health centers. In the village of Fuka, in Nigeria’s Niger State, NGOs such as the RAiSE Foundation and TY Danjuma Foundation have stepped in to support the lo...

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Rick Green

10 June 2019

Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

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Despite a new local hub and spoke program in New Hampshire, many people seeking help with addiction are still frequenting the former program that is based out of a fire station. Although the idea of the hub and spoke ...

Colorado Public Radio

John Daley

28 May 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Increasing the availability of naloxone reduces the number of deaths from opioid overdose. In Colorado, the Naloxone for Life initiative, which began in 2016, has distributed thousands of kits to emergency first respo...

Government Technology (GovTech)

Zack Quaintance

17 May 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Low-code applications assist in modernizing governmental software systems. A development platform that allows people who have little coding experience to easily digitize processes has allowed New Orleans and the Orlea...

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