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USA Today

Grace Hauk

18 September 2020

United States

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Daniel Prude's death in police custody illustrates a common flaw in how police respond to mental health crises, but reform advocates disagree on whether to improve police training or bypass police almost entirely. Men...

NPR

Eric Westervelt

18 September 2020

Rochester, New York, United States

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More than 2,700 police departments in the U.S. have crisis intervention teams aimed at responding to mental health crises with fewer arrests and less violence, but the death of Daniel Prude in Rochester police custody...

NPR

Martin Kaste

10 September 2020

New York, New York, United States

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After all 36,000 New York Police Department officers took required training in recognizing implicit racial bias, more officers understood how racism may increase officers' aggressiveness but there was no evidence that...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

25 August 2020

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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A nonprofit consulting firm, Prosecutor Impact, advances the cause of reducing incarceration and related reforms by helping reform-minded elected district attorneys confront one of the greatest obstacles to change: th...

The Intercept

Jordan Smith

12 August 2020

United States

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When "junk science" forms the basis of the training curricula used by for-profit companies in the business of teaching police interrogation techniques, it can produce mistakes leading to false confessions and wrongful...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Blatt Press

10 August 2020

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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Tuscon police use a combination of training and expanded resources to resolve mental health crises by putting people in the hands of mental health professionals, an approach that in 2019 diverted nearly 4,400 cases aw...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Blatt Press

15 July 2020

Daytona Beach, Florida, United States

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Since he took over the Volusia County, Florida, Sheriff's Office in 2016, Philadelphia police veteran Mike Chitwood changed many of his department's personnel and put the entire 1,000-employee department through de-es...

ABC News (American Broadcasting Company)

Erin Schumaker

2 July 2020

United States

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Teaching police de-escalation tactics to avoid the use of force in a crisis is a popular suggestion in the police-reform debate, but a number of structural deficits make success a great unknown. Before police departme...

WBUR

Meghna Chakrabarti

Grace Tatter

25 June 2020

United States

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Police training often is the suggested fix after controversial incidents of alleged brutality, but training is only one piece of a much larger set of cultural, racial, and social issues. Reforming training in de-escal...

Yellowstone Public Radio

Kylie Mohr

23 June 2020

Bonner, Montana, United States

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In Montana, a handful of manufacturers have adapted their facilities to make products and materials that help healthcare workers safely work on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic. From face shields to liquid tran...

Bangor Daily News

Emily Burnham

17 June 2020

Bangor, Maine, United States

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A tension fabric structures manufacturing company in Maine has repurposed their facility and transformed their local workforce to create grade-one medical masks for the local hospital during the Covid-19 pandemic. Bec...

Albuquerque Journal

Elise Kaplan

6 June 2020

Navajo Nation, Arizona, United States

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The Community Health Representative Program has been helping connect the Navajo Nation with health-care resources for decades, but when the Covid-19 pandemic began to impact community members, the role of the represen...

CALmatters

Rachel A. Becker

5 May 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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California state government is pivoting to a tactic that will allow for state employees to be reassigned and retrained to help efforts towards implementing contact tracing. Only one-third of the state's local health d...

KSUT

Mark Duggan

12 April 2020

Cortez, Colorado, United States

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Businesses in the Four Corners region of the United States have shifted their production from outdoor equipment to medical equipment and have successfully solicited people from the community to help. Although the busi...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Ellen Coulter

10 April 2020

Tasmania, Australia

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To replace lost business and keep their employees on staff, Tasmanian businesses quickly diversified into new product lines to meet COVID-19-related demand. A camera accessories firm that saw nearly all of its sales t...

Spectrum News 1 SoCal

Sarah Pilla

6 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In Los Angeles, fashion industry professionals are working together to create hospital gowns from donated materials for use in hospitals. The project is also helping to employ those who have been laid off from their r...

The Eagle-Tribune

Eileen O'Grady

3 April 2020

Salem, New Hampshire, United States

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To avoid laying off employees during the coronavirus pandemic, a New Hampshire small business that manufactured hard lemonade and liquors turned their operation into producing hand sanitizer for first responders. Alth...

Associated Press

David Keyton

1 April 2020

Stockholm, Sweden

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Many flight attendants for Scandinavian Airlines have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic but are now being given the opportunity to retrain as healthcare providers. The laid-off crew members already have ...

World Economic Forum

Raj Panjabi

31 March 2020

Liberia

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With many losing their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, Liberia is training unemployed workers to act as community health care workers. Although these workers do not have medical training, they help fill the gap ...

Chicago Magazine

Ghazala Irshad

26 March 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Many Chicago distilleries are utilizing their abundance of high-proof alcohol to create hand sanitizer to fill a gap in the market due to the coronavirus pandemic. While a portion of the product is being donated to fi...

Wired

Garrett M. Graff

25 March 2020

United States

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For decades, executive orders have positioned the U.S. Postal Service to take part in helping during national crises, but the recently updated "medical countermeasures program" now tasks the postal carriers with the d...

CNN

Oscar Holland

Ananda Pellerin

24 March 2020

New York, United States

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To help address the shortage of personal protective equipment in hospitals, companies and individuals in the fashion industry are turning from clothing production to face mask production. This approach, which is being...

Focus Taiwan

Wang Chao-yu

Chung Jung-feng

Matthew Mazzetta

24 March 2020

New Taipei, Taiwan

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When people in Taiwan began to panic buy face masks in response to the spread of the coronavirus, the government intervened and took control of production protocols. Recruiting technicians from a variety of background...

VT Digger

Ellie French

19 March 2020

Warren, Vermont, United States

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Distilleries and pharmacies in Vermont have begun making hand sanitizer, in order to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Although this does take away from the typical function of the businesses and doesn't re...

WEWS-TV

Jordan Vandenberge

18 March 2020

Grafton, Ohio, United States

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Many businesses have been forced to close due to the coronavirus pandemic, but some restaurants – such as one in Grafton, Ohio – are turning their in-house servers into delivery drivers to stay open. As a means to bot...

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