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Jeff Lunden

11 April 2020

United States

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Theaters across the country have been forced to find virtual alternatives to reach their audience. For the price of a ticket, theater companies are offering access to videos of recorded shows with links that expire af...

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David Wagner

6 December 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In California, concerns due to ever-increasing numbers of people experiencing homelessness is prompting state and city leaders to emulate strategies from New York and Chicago. Many of those strategies, like call cente...

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David Wagner

31 October 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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As of 2017, more than 130 California-based construction companies have created Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP) as a way to ensure the future viability of a small business and ensure stability and buy-in for thei...

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Priska Neely

29 July 2019

Sacramento, California, United States

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After launching an initiative aimed at reducing Black infant deaths, Sacramento County's success is now a model for other areas of California looking to make similar changes. Local officials joined with other communit...

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Mary Plummer

6 September 2018

California, United States

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People with dementia and autism are at risk of wandering away from caretakers and becoming lost. Los Angeles County started a program that uses bracelets which can be tracked from the ground and by helicopter. 

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Priska Neely

27 August 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Centers in Los Angeles are holding breastfeeding support groups targeted specifically for black mothers. Since its inception 3 years, it has encouraged and assisted more than 500 moms...

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Priska Neely

13 July 2018

Ohio, United States

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The Global Infant Safe Sleep Center is tackling the sobering statistic that black babies are twice as likely to die before their first birthday than white babies are in the United States. The Center focuses on educati...

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Priska Neely

12 July 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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Throughout the United States, black infants face a a higher likelihood of mortality as compared to white babies, but an initiative in Oakland is changing that narrative. Known as the Best Babies Zone, partnerships ha...

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Michelle Faust

26 December 2017

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The Talk Project is a peer-to-peer training program for teens to learn and ask questions about issues of consent and sexual violence. The program has been effective and participants have, in turn, received training to...

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Larry Mantle

24 May 2017

United States

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Experts warn us about disasters. Climate change, 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the rise of ISIS were all predicted ahead of time. Listening to these warnings requires pushing past the desire to shut down when contempla...

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Deepa Fernandes

26 February 2016

San Jose, California, United States

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Although Silicon Valley is full of high-end preschool options, the surrounding low-income areas have been deemed child care deserts, with most families resorting to informal care options. Educare, a model that has spr...

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Stephanie O'Neill

10 December 2015

Ventura, California, United States

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A hospice patient's end-of-life desires are most often thwarted when well-meaning loved ones see the patient in some sort of distress. New programs ask first-responder paramedics to work with hospice programs to bette...

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Stephanie O'Neill

23 July 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The struggle of police in properly dealing with mentally ill citizens has been highlighted in recent news. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department plans to dramatically beef up its mental health policing capabilit...

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Rebecca Plevin

13 May 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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One challenge of the United States’ health care system involves keeping costs down while simultaneously improving the level of quality care. Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles has adopted electronic medical rec...

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Rebecca Plevin

6 May 2015

Sacramento, California, United States

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The United States health care system is expensive and enables doctors to prescribe costly brand name medication instead of generic versions. Sutter Health assembles its doctors a few times a week to review with electr...

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Elizabeth Aguilera

30 March 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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A unique program at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center is combining prenatal care with psychiatric treatment for low-income women who might otherwise not seek help for mental health issues during pregnancy.

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Stephanie O'Neill

9 March 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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LAPD's special team, the Mental Evaluation Unit, is teaming up police officers with mental health clinicians to better approach and address individuals suffering from a mental health crisis. Rather than sending them t...

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Stephanie O'Neill

31 January 2014

Pasadena, California, United States

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Infection rates - once kept private by hospitals - are now public record in 32 states, California included. This new transparency - coupled with Medicare now docking payments to hospitals that don’t meet quality measu...

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