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USA Today

Ryan W. Miller

23 July 2021

New York, New York, United States

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A pilot project in three New York Police Department precincts of Harlem showed in its first month that it can divert some mental-health crises away from hospitalization and toward other forms of help. Teams of medics ...

WTVR-TV

Shannon Lilly

14 July 2021

Richmond, Virginia, United States

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Bridging the Gap is a violence prevention program at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center that emphasizes treating more than the physical wounds of gunshot victims. Starting in the hospital and continuing a...

Gothamist

Elizabeth Kim

21 June 2021

New York, New York, United States

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Stand Up to Violence is the only street-outreach gun-violence-prevention program in New York that centers its work in hospitals. Street outreach is a policing alternative that uses former gang members and formerly inc...

RMTimes

Rakiya A Muhammad

25 March 2021

Sokoto, Nigeria

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A program in Sokoto State uses 300 ambulances to improve access to emergency care in rural areas, which has significantly improved maternal health outcomes. High costs, limited availability of transportation, and trad...

Nigeria Health Watch

Rabson Kondowe

15 February 2021

Tchalo, Malawi

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David Gordon Memorial Hospital, owned and run by the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian Synod of Livingstonia, bought two ambulances to transport pregnant women to health clinics for free. Malawi has one of the hig...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Maya Rao

30 January 2021

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Next Step is a hospital-based violence intervention program based at Minneapolis' Hennepin County Medical Center that counsels gunshot victims to try to help lower the chances that they will be harmed again or seek to...

TVO

Justin Chandler

22 January 2021

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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A program started in Hamilton, Ontario that allows paramedics to "hold routine drop-in sessions at social-housing buildings, at no cost to residents" has expanded throughout the entire country after reporting notable ...

The Trace

J. Brian Charles

14 November 2020

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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The Violence Intervention Program at the University of Maryland Medical Center's Shock Trauma Center helps people meet basic needs after they have suffered a gunshot injury. Along with clothing, transportation voucher...

Chicago Tribune

Annie Sweeney

16 September 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Since the 2018 opening of a trauma-care center near the neighborhoods most affected by Chicago's gun violence, the University of Chicago Medical Center's Violence Recovery Program has helped survivors and victims' fam...

PBS NewsHour

William Brangham

1 September 2020

United Kingdom

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5-15 Minutes

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The United Kingdom's single-payer health insurance system, known as the National Health Service, has helped citizens obtain the essential care they need without having to worry about the cost of the care. While the mo...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Alasdair Lane

7 August 2020

Glasgow, Scotland

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In Scotland, the Navigators program performs violence interruption work in seven hospitals, at the bedside of victims of violence, with counseling and connections to social services to nudge people into safer lifestyl...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Diana Lind

20 July 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia can look to places such as Denver and New Jersey for examples of how to alleviate homelessness by treating it as a health problem. Many people experiencing homelessness struggle with alcohol, opiate and d...

The Local

Daniel Wighton

12 June 2020

Switzerland

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Switzerland avoids a total shutdown of borders in order to keep its healthcare system functioning during the covid-19 health crisis. Healthcare workers are vital to border cities such as Geneva, which relies on cross-...

NJ Spotlight

Lilo H. Stainton

23 April 2020

New Jersey, United States

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In New Jersey, the Army Reserve has put together task forces to help local hospitals in the fight against COVID-19. These task forces, called Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force units, are made up of soldiers traine...

The New York Times

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Penina Krieger

23 March 2020

United States

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Medical students have found creative ways to pitch in during the Coronavirus pandemic when they are not yet certified to work with patients. Students across the country are organizing to help out by doing things like ...

NJ Spotlight

Lilo H. Stainton

21 February 2020

Newark, New Jersey, United States

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Newark's University Hospital began a violence-intervention program in 2017 that counsels gunshot victims immediately after a shooting, and then continues to provide them with services designed to improve their lives a...

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Rachel Rippetoe

21 January 2020

New York, New York, United States

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Guns Down Life Up intervenes immediately after incidents of gun violence to prevent retaliation, but then goes further to counsel at-risk youth and to provide victim counseling to help families in the wake of violence...

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

Edmonds, Washington, United States

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The emergency room at Swedish Hospital in Edmonds, Washington is working to implement more focused care for those suffering from opioid addiction, an offering not typically present at most hospitals. Using a hands-on ...

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...

Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting

Eleanor Klibanoff

3 September 2019

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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In Kentucky, sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE) are often the frontline responders for survivors of a sexual assault, but have yet to be available in every hospital. Too often, women are turned away because of an a...

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...

Durango Herald

Mary Shinn

10 April 2019

Durango, Colorado, United States

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In Durango, Colorado, the emergency room was being treated as a primary care center by those that did not understand how to navigate the health care system when faced with times of uncertainty in their life. To both a...

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