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Julia Hotz

7 June 2021

New York, New York, United States

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The Mental Health First Aid course teaches people who are not mental health professionals to respond to people in crisis based on understanding rather than fear. Millions of people have taken the course in 24 countrie...

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Isabella Garcia

9 December 2020

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Behind the nightly protests against racism and police brutality on Portland's streets for more than five months stands a network of street medics and mutual aid groups dedicated to equipping and protecting protesters,...

Portland Tribune

Amanda Waldroupe

15 February 2019

Hawaii, United States

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Oregon school districts are looking to Hawaii school districts to learn the best ways to implement athletic trainers into high school athletics programs across the state. Although there are many obstacles to overcome ...

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Jim McKay

16 November 2018

Idaho, United States

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A sprawling rural school district in Idaho has placed two-way radios with every teacher that connect directly to first responders and triage bags in every classroom as part of a plan to increase safety and coordinatio...

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Elizabeth Van Brocklin

14 November 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Scoop and Run is a police practice that has saved lives. During a “scoop and run” police take gunshot or stab wound victims to the emergency room instead of waiting for an ambulance. Philadelphia is the only city, amo...

The Sydney Morning Herald

Julie Power

4 November 2018

Surat, Thailand

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Thailand's Surat Thani province, consists of more than 100 waterways making drowning a very real concern – especially for children – but strategic preventions have resulted in no child drownings in the last two years....

Durango Herald

Mary Shinn

16 October 2018

Tooele, Utah, United States

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Communities That Care coalitions have developed across the nation with the goal of reducing the likelihood of teenage behavioral issues such as violence and alcoholism, as well as adolescent suicides. Already seeing p...

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Kelli Rogers

2 August 2018

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

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Bangladesh has become a leader in disaster preparedness through its strategy of training thousands of community members to give early warnings on cyclones and other disasters. This approach has saved thousands of live...

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James S. Rosien

12 July 2018

Anaconda, Montana, United States

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Pintler Suicide Awareness and Prevention in Montana trains community members in a mental health first aid method called QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer. The state of Montana is encouraging citizens who regularly intera...

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Faith Miller

20 March 2018

Tempe, Arizona, United States

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In Arizona, nonprofit organization, Sonoran Prevention Works, is providing the public with naloxone and training on its administration, in an effort to widen the scope of who is able to help during an opioid overdose....

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Sahar Zand

9 May 2017

Guayubín, Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic

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Jason Friesen, an American paramedic who had served in Haiti after the earthquake, realized that many poor communities in the Caribbean were lacking the equivalent of the United States’ 911 emergency medical services,...

The New York Times

Kira Peikoff

7 December 2015

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Improvements in CPR remain underused in practice, with many doctors giving up too soon. As a result, survival rates after cardiac arrest vary as much as 500 percent across the country.

NPR

Amy Yee

19 June 2015

Dhaka, Bangladesh

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When disaster strikes, ordinary citizens are often the first people on the scene. Bangladesh is helping people prepare for emergencies by offering free three-day trainings in search and rescue techniques, first aid, a...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

21 May 2014

Quincy, Massachusetts, United States

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Naloxone could be the secret to curing New England's heroin consumption. Trying to expand access to the life-saving overdose antidote is the real obstacle.

The Atlantic

Amy Yee

30 December 2013

Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh

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The biggest killer of children in Bangladesh is drowning, especially among low income families. The injury prevention center, CIPRB, has started swimming education programs and teaching young kids rescue techniques.

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