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The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Blatt Press

7 January 2021

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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A pediatric care center in Philadelphia has partnered with a nonprofit that "helps people with tax prep and asset-building" as well as an organization that provides financial counselors to offer young patients free, o...

OneZero

Katherine Reynolds Lewis

23 September 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Many children are facing sleep issues that result in changed behavior and attitudes. Research suggests that this could be related to the way skulls are evolving, so a team of doctors are addressing the problem through...

NPR

Patrick Adams

26 July 2019

Butaro, Rwanda

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A hospital in Rwanda is expanding access for cancer treatment while also showing that treating children in impoverished areas doesn't have to be expensive. Through partnerships and low labor costs, doctors at the Buta...

The Guardian

Lauren Zanolli

7 November 2018

United States

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As more research has found links between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and negative health outcomes, a growing number of organizations and sectors are incorporating trauma-informed screening and training into t...

Second Wave Michigan

Jane Simons

25 October 2018

Battle Creek, Michigan, United States

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A neighborhood dentist asked his underserved community what he could do to improve their lives. The answer? Diapers. Now, his Battle Creek, MI organization delivers diapers to families in need around county, regardles...

Durango Herald

Mary Shinn

2 October 2018

Colorado, United States

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Integrating behavioral health care with primary pediatric care helps address chronic, long-term issues. Using grant funding, Pediatric Partners of the Southwest improved its approach to health care. The introduction o...

Talk Africa

Henry Owino

2 October 2018

Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya

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In a slum in Kiberia, Kenya, a new invention called Peepoople Kenya (or Peepoo for short) is addressing a mounting sanitation issue from open defecation and lack of clean facilities. The solution is a single-use, biod...

Nigeria Health Watch

Chibuike Alagboso

25 September 2018

Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria

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Being in a conflict zone, primary healthcare in the state of Borno in Nigeria has suffered in recent years. In response to the crisis, Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) centers provide Ready-To-Use The...

The Guardian

Aditya Chakrabortty

15 August 2018

Liverpool, Merseyside, England

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A social enterprise in England is tackling the issue of so-called holiday hunger for children who go days without full meals during breaks from school. Named Can Cook, this organization makes over 37,000 meals around ...

Bright Magazine

Melody Schreiber

11 May 2018

Brazil

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Premature babies have an 80 percent greater chance of neonatal mortality if they don't get breast milk. Brazil has a donation-based milk bank system that's saving money and lives. There are 230 milk banks in the count...

Mediamax Network

Evelyne Makena

15 April 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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Gertrude Children's Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya has a new telemedicine program that allows pediatric specialists to consult on cases in rural areas of Kenya. Specialists can hold consults with patients via webcam to h...

Forbes

Kerry A. Dolan

12 March 2018

Bamako, Mali

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By the time sick kids reach a clinic, it can be too late. Through home visits, community health workers in Mali are spotting early signs of malaria, pneumonia, diarrheal disease, and malnutrition and providing treatme...

Apolitical

Jack Graham

15 February 2018

San Isidro, Peru

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Peru formerly had one of the highest rates of stunting in South America, with chronic malnutrition affecting more than 1 in 4 children under five. Thanks to results-based budgeting and a government-wide commitment to ...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

30 January 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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Childhood trauma has lasting effects on development and stress response, but these can be treated with behavioral therapy and proper interventions. Dr. Nadine Burke Harris of the Center For Youth Wellness insists that...

Gulfshore Life

Jennifer Reed

27 December 2017

North Naples, Florida, United States

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A network of pediatric care providers and mental health specialists are teaming up to offer comprehensive mental health services for children in Florida, something that has previously been neglected. The Healthcare Ne...

The Washington Post

Michael Alison Chandler

6 October 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Dr. Nadine Burke Harris noticed an unusually high rate of illnesses in young patients frequenting her San Francisco clinic, and began to dig into the strong correlation between stress factors like poverty and abuse to...

NPR

Jenny Gold

29 June 2016

Palo Alto, California, United States

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Undergoing surgery is a stress-inducing prospect for anyone, but children are especially vulnerable to anxiety prior to operations. To avoid using risky anti-anxiety medications on young patients, two anesthesiologist...

The Post Crescent

Nathan Phelps

Rory Linnane

17 March 2016

Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, United States

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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...

Vox

Sarah Kliff

9 July 2015

Roseville, California, United States

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Even though most central line infections are preventable, they are a leading cause of death in the United States. The core of the problem resides in a hospital's approach, whether they put the effort into treating pat...

Seven Days

Ken Picard

4 March 2015

Burlington, Vermont, United States

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Medical providers, tech experts and business professionals joined together to create in Vermont to create MEDSINC, a mobile app that helps people with no medical background to treat children with health risks. The "mo...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

30 October 2013

Connecticut, United States

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Child First is a program in Connecticut, where staff members deliver home-based parent guidance and child-parent psychotherapy to help prevent the detrimental physical and mental effects of toxic stress on children. T...

The New York Times

Sam Loewenberg

5 September 2012

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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A nutrient powder can save anemic children, but the people who could benefit are distrustful. Having local mothers distribute the supplement was successful in Bangladesh.

The New York Times

Amy Yee

4 April 2012

New Delhi, Delhi, India

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In the developing world, intestinal worms stunt physical and mental growth, drain energy, and can inhibit school work for children. Deworm the World is a global campaign that lobbied the Delhi government to regularly ...

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