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30 November 2020
Lincoln County, Oregon, United States
After a contact tracing effort spurred by an outbreak of COVID-19 cases in Lincoln County, Oregon resulted in the realization that resources weren't being offered in Indigenous Mayan languages, the Oregon Health Autho...
19 November 2020
Vermont, United States
A first-of-its-kind worker-led program in Vermont is helping dairy migrant workers to "hold farmers, corporations, and suppliers in the dairy industry accountable for the rights of workers in their supply-chains throu...
13 November 2020
Sacramento, California, United States
An initiative being piloted in the Sacramento hospitality industry aims to decrease the stigma restaurant workers face when talking about mental health concerns with their peers. This peer-to-peer mental health suppor...
21 August 2020
After realizing the difficulty that people in South Africa were facing when carrying water back to their communities, two South African engineers devised a machine "that brings all the water back in one trip by rollin...
10 March 2020
Kirkland, Washington, United States
It was a "longshot" that resulted in doctors at a Seattle-area hospital diagnosing the first cases of coronavirus, but how they responded may serve as a model to other hospitals attempting to contain the spread furthe...
12 December 2019
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Making mental health a priority at the workplace reduces the risk of suicide. The RK construction company in Salt Lake City has responded to employee suicide by changing its workplace culture. The company has implemen...
The Toledo Blade
3 November 2019
Toledo, Ohio, United States
Under 800 Words
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has implemented a program that encourages those returning from being injured on the job to dispose of their leftover opioids. While the bags aren't a new concept and have shown...
3 November 2019
South Burlington, Vermont, United States
Vermont’s South Burlington fire department has started offering its firefighters yoga and meditation services as a way to cope with trauma. The services are offered by the Vermont Center for Responder Wellness, which ...
2 October 2019
Wilcox, Arizona, United States
Health care can be hard to access for those in rural communities, so for one Arizona community, the Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center partnered with the University of Arizona to bring health education to ...
Christian Science Monitor
29 May 2019
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Across the country, police departments are increasingly providing mental health services for law enforcement. Among the services deployed are internal support teams, post-incident debriefs, psychological first aid, an...
29 April 2019
West, Texas, United States
Broadcast TV News
After a fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, the state has developed a safety course that focuses on fertilizer grade ammonium nitrate – one of the causes of the deadly fire years ago. While the course is still ...
29 April 2019
Kensington, Pennsylvania, United States
Peer mentoring and other mindfulness practices are being implemented into industries where vicarious trauma or secondary traumatic stress can occur. These self-care practices are intended to help promote resiliency in...
16 April 2019
West, Texas, United States
Broadcast TV News
Following a deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant, cities in Texas are taking preventative measures. Emergency Management Specialists have updated and are employing software that tracks hazardous material storage in ...
Eugene, Oregon, United States
The Eris Conflict Resolution life-coaching company is using conflict mediation and resolution to help those experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace. The company works with both stakeholders and the businesses ...
9 January 2019
Houston, Texas, United States
Founded on addressing the lack of properly fitted workwear for women in the labor industry, SeeHerWork sells designed and tested products like gloves, safety vests, and backpacks specifically for women. In doing so, t...
29 March 2018
Oakland, California, United States
In Oakland, California a restaurant has created a system that allows servers to covertly notify management of harassment from customers. Employees of the establishment, Homeroom, came together to develop a color-coded...
31 January 2018
Over 3000 Words
As the United States grapples with its culture of sexual harassment and assault, women in the outdoor industry are starting demand action. Particularly in river guiding, harassment and discrimination are built into th...
Abigail Klein Leichman
8 October 2017
In Israel, approaches to help traumatized IDF soldiers were emotionally focused and did not succeed in restoring well-being. The Six C’s model presents a cognitive approach by Dr. Farchi, which involves stimulating th...
24 August 2017
Burying the deceased in a traditional casket has shown to have harmful impacts on the environment. Reforming this process by implementing one of the several green options such as cremation, natural burials, or alkalin...
Alaa El Dirini
20 May 2017
Large amounts of mismanaged medical waste are a concern in Cairo, since they can cause a wide range of illnesses and negatively affect the environment. NGO's are working to direct waste to proper sites, provide medica...
The Montgomery Advertiser
10 March 2017
Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Military suicides has grown dramatically in recent years, and new programs are trying to educate and reduce the stigma of confronting mental health. A new 10-day intensive outpatient program has been implemented as we...
20 June 2016
For sex workers or other vulnerable populations, they are at a high risk to be exposed to HIV. Truvada is an HIV prevention pill that is currently being tested and could help protect individuals from this disease.
31 May 2016
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
A new tool that studies human behavioral data is being piloted in an effort to prevent police abuse and violence. Using data kept by individual police departments, this new program studies officers’ history of past pr...
4 May 2016
Seoul, South Korea
Nearly 300 people have fallen ill from working in Samsung’s Seoul-located factory. In order to advocate for those that became sick and the rights of current employees, the Supporters for the Health And Rights of Peopl...
16 February 2016
Half Moon Bay, California, United States
Catch share programs—where fishermen are allotted a set quota of the catch—reduce the notoriously risky behavior fishermen are known for, like sailing in stormy weather, a new study finds.
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