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Erica Evans

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17 October 2018

Oslo, Norway

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Faced with poor air quality, the city of Oslo instituted a set of policy measures that have resulted in a dramatic improvement. Many of these policies center around transportation including incentivizing the productio...

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K. Sophie Will

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15 October 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Washington State is using behavioral science and kinder, more compassionate communications to help encourage full payment of child-support from non-custodial parents. With their efforts, including friendlier communica...

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Gillian Friedman

27 December 2017

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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The state of Utah passed legislation in 2016 that made Naloxone, a life-saving overdose reversal drug, available over the counter to non-medical personnel as part of an initiative to reduce opioid related overdose dea...

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Erica Evans

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20 December 2017

Seattle, Washington, United States

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A program piloted in Seattle and now replicated in several cities nationwide aims to redirect low-level drug offenders into a case management system that can help them change their lives by connecting them with social...

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Jesse Hyde

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20 July 2017

Reykjavik, Iceland

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The Youth Iceland program has lowered rates of teenage alcohol abuse not by counseling teens to say no to drinking, but by providing opportunities to establish a healthy life and relationships. The program entailed in...

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25 May 2017

Provo, Utah, United States

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Mentally ill defendants are waiting in jail cells for five months or more before getting into Utah State Hospital for treatment. Unable to face a jury, make a deal, serve their time, or be declared innocent, some defe...

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Sara Israelsen-Hartley

5 January 2017

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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Polls suggest that teenagers’ attitudes and beliefs about sex come mainly from their parents, but parents rarely feel like experts talking about sex. “Talk, the New Sex Ed,” is a non-profit in Pittsburgh which works w...

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Jesse Hyde

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14 December 2016

Highland, Utah, United States

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Young adult suicide rates are at record highs, and where issues such as trauma and poverty were once believed to be the primary causes, more and more affluent communities like Alpine, Utah are facing another factor: ...

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Allison Pond

6 March 2016

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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As views become more polarized, people increasingly sort themselves into tribes based on political ideology. In a effort to diminish this polarization, a small group of activists and academics is searching for ways to...

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Eric Schulzke

24 September 2015

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Kids from low income families miss out on college prep conversations at home. A high school work study program in Chicago is helping these students succeed in college by connecting them with white collar professional ...

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Lane Anderson

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24 June 2015

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Researchers from Yale and MIT conducted a poverty study across various countries and found that aid can relieve poverty if it is comprehensive and gives people a productive asset.

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Lane Anderson

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27 April 2015

Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

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Thirty-five percent of Americans will never own their home and risk a rent increase or eviction. Owned Communities USA enables working-class families to become home owners through manufactured homes, loans, and legal ...

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Lane Anderson

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9 April 2015

Yonkers, New York, United States

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Lack of college information or help with the application process makes poor kids less likely to apply for college. Yonkers Partners in Education put free SAT test prep and college guidance counselors in Yonker high sc...

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Lane Anderson

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18 January 2015

Bath, Pennsylvania, United States

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Many people who own a trailer home live in a corporate-owned community where the rent goes unregulated but it is too expensive to relocate the trailer. In New Hampshire many manufactured home communities are owned by ...

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Lane Anderson

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5 January 2015

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In a pilot program in a Canadian city, the working poor were given monthly cash supplements to their income. The recipients did not stop working and were able to access opportunities to make a better living long term.

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Lois M. Collins

10 November 2014

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Veterans who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder number about one-fourth of military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, roughly 500,000 veterans so far. Inmates in prisons nationwide train...

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Lane Anderson

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4 July 2014

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The United States has the highest mother mortality rates of any developed country. Through a clinic on wheels, Merck for Mothers is giving prenatal check-ups to low-income pregnant women in Philadelphia and curbing de...

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Lane Anderson

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14 April 2014

São Paulo, Brazil

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In Brazil a conditional cash-transfer program is alleviating poverty, empowering women, and changing gender roles by giving families, especially mothers, money for sending kids to school and to regular doctor's visits.

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Lane Anderson

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15 January 2014

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India has been able to eradicate polio through large-scale logistics, highly organized vaccine teams, proper funding, and accountability of health officials and front-line workers.

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