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The Verge

Sanket Jain

17 June 2021

India

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Accredited social health activists (ASHA) across India fight COVID-19 related misinformation on WhatsApp. ASHAs provide basic health care to people in their villages, which puts them on the frontline of treating COVID...

Broadview Magazine

Diane Peters

7 May 2021

Markham, Ontario, Canada

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A community effort spearheaded by a local church and a software company is helping senior citizens in Markham, Ontario secure Covid vaccine appointments. Ahead of the vaccine rollout, a reverend and a parishioner bega...

The New York Times

Amanda Rosa

5 May 2021

New York, New York, United States

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Community centers in New York are playing a crucial role in helping to connect the city's Asian residents with Covid vaccine appointments. From training translators on medical lingo to collecting local resident's info...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Alberto Mariani

4 May 2021

Whiteriver, Arizona, United States

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The White Mountain Apache Tribe in eastern Arizona was able to slow the spread of Covid in the community by implementing a daily routine of "contact tracing, surveillance of high-risk individuals, and vaccinations." S...

The Kansas Leadership Center Journal (KLC Journal)

Audrey Korte

4 May 2021

Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States

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To help protect the predominantly Black community in Sedgwick County, Kansas, the county collaborated with local leaders and residents to create an information and messaging campaign that specifically addressed commun...

MIT Technology Review

Varsha Bansal

28 April 2021

India

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In India, citizen-led small-scale digital efforts are helping to connect Covid-19 patients with the resources, supplies, and medical equipment they need to survive. The citizen groups are largely using online platform...

Next City

Julia Hotz

27 April 2021

Astoria, New York, United States

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Neighborhoods throughout New York are banding together to create their own mutual aid networks to help their community members during the coronavirus pandemic. From grocery shopping to fundraising for resources such a...

NPR

Frank Langfitt

26 April 2021

Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Sheikh Nuru Mohammed uses weekly sermons as imam at Al-Abbas mosque to dispel false information about the COVID-19 vaccine, inspiring hundreds of skeptical congregants to get vaccinated. He also turned the mosque into...

Christian Science Monitor

Francine Kiefer

20 April 2021

Oakland, California, United States

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Anti-Asian hate crimes during the COVID-19 pandemic have sparked a movement nationwide to stand up against bias and to help protect those most vulnerable to attack, the elderly. In one of America's oldest Chinese encl...

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Nikka G. Valenzuela

18 April 2021

Philippines

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Community pantries in the Philippines are providing fresh produce and basic neccesites to Filipinos struggling with food insecurity during the pandemic. The pantries have sprung up in multiple cities, with cash and fo...

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Conor Morris

15 April 2021

Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States

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In Cuyahoga County, Ohio, a phone line has helped tens of thousands of residents access information about Covid-19 as well as make appointments to receive their vaccinations. The helpline is a "natural extension of th...

Rappler

Mavic Conde

12 April 2021

Sarsogon, Albay, Philippines

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A kindness station was set up in Sorsogon, Philippines, to provide relief for those experiencing food insecurity. Donations have provided funding for rice, instant noodles, canned goods, some produce, and even PPE for...

The Washington Post

Katie Mettler

9 April 2021

Upper Marlboro, Maryland, United States

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Court Watch PG acts as a traditional court watch program for Maryland's Prince George's County, but with a twist: the two formerly incarcerated women running it turned adversity, in the form of the pandemic's shutdown...

The Washington Post

Rachel Pannett

9 April 2021

Australia

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Indigenous Australians have fared far better than tribal regions in other parts of the world during the coronavirus pandemic due to a collaborative and proactive health campaign between health experts and aboriginal l...

Yes! Magazine

Lornet Turnbull

29 March 2021

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In the South Park neighborhood of Seattle, community efforts during the coronavirus pandemic have resulted in the creation of a system that battles food insecurity. Spearheaded by the community center, a local non-pro...

Connecticut Health Investigative Team

Cara Rosner

29 March 2021

Connecticut, United States

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Community health workers are a key part of Connecticut's public health response to COVID-19, particularly in marginalized communities. CHWs connect people to health care and other services, like rental assistance, hel...

Science Africa

Henry Owino

27 March 2021

Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya

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In Nairobi, community health volunteers have played a crucial role during the coronavirus pandemic by providing reliable health care information to residents. They also have been a key resource in delivering essential...

Crosscut

Manola Secaira

22 March 2021

Washington, United States

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Washington state’s Native communities have led the way in distributing the Covid vaccine to their communities' most vulnerable and are now helping to vaccinate those who are outside of their tribes. Their success is d...

Kaiser Health News

Anna Almendrala

10 March 2021

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Grassroots volunteer groups are helping people across the country make COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Get Out the Shot: Los Angeles has 100 vetted volunteers who have booked 300 appointments through the group’s system...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Nicole Gluckstern

5 March 2021

San Francisco, California, United States

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To save dozens of restaurants in San Francisco during the coronavirus lockdowns, a restaurant owner launched an organization that "provides monthly contracts to its restaurant partners to cook meals for underserved po...

The Boston Globe

Felice J. Freyer

2 March 2021

Massachusetts, United States

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A community effort is underway in Massachusetts to help people secure Covid-19 vaccination appointments, despite a confusing government roll-out system. The Massachusetts COVID Vaccination Help volunteer group is comp...

The Guardian

Miranda Bryant

1 March 2021

New York, United States

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Frustrated with the Covid-19 vaccination system in New York, a local software engineer created a "much-needed vaccination appointment-finding bot" that shares available times and locations on a website and Twitter. Al...

Yes! Magazine

Lynn Freehill-Maye

25 February 2021

Kirkland, Washington, United States

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A community effort to help provide food to those who are food insecure during the pandemic has brought together local bakers to bake bread for food banks. The initiative, known as Community Loaves, has amassed 700 vol...

WBEZ

Edie Rubinowitz

21 February 2021

Evanston, Illinois, United States

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When a teenager in Evanston, Illinois realized that senior citizens were facing difficulties securing Covid vaccination appointments due to technology barriers, he created a website to help eliminate some of the techn...

The Seattle Times

Danny Westneat

17 February 2021

Washington, United States

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Retired software engineers in Washington have joined together and created a website that aggregates all available COVID vaccine appointments by using "screen scrapers." Although the site doesn't allow the visitor to b...

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