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Cultivating Collaborations

Reaching across the aisle and rounding up the community to solve problems. From partnering cops and clinicians to connecting public high school students with jobs in industry, these solutions depend on coordinating many actors to achieve success. On a macro level, collaboration-driven projects might bring together the private sector, government, and NGOs; on a local level, they might be as simple as uniting teachers, counselors, and parents to help students grow.

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Reducing Gun Violence

The Philadelphia Citizen

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Oakland’s Ceasefire initiative takes a collaborative, comprehensive approach to reducing gun violence. City officials, community advocates, residents, and law enforcement work together by prioritizing data analysis, multi-stakeholder gatherings, personalized social services, specialized police tr...

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In Chicago, Police Violence Survivors Heal Through Song

Yes! Magazine

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Communal healing represents reparations in action. The Chicago Torture Justice Center, created in 2015 through a Chicago City Council reparations ordinance, advocates for wrongfully imprisoned Black men, as well as for victims of violence and torture at the hands of police. At the community cente...

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China Improves Childhood Cancer Treatment, but Work Remains

U.S. News & World Report

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Not all hospitals in China are equipped to address childhood cancer, but that may be changing thanks to a new focus on clinical research and patient-centered care. While some success has already been documented from the partnerships the country has formed, there hope is that China will eventually...

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Upcoming Philadelphia Based App Connects LGBTQ Folks with Informed Affordable Health Care

Philadelphia Gay News

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When you're new to a city, finding health practitioners that you trust can be difficult, and it's made even more challenging if you identify as LGBTQ and are looking for queer-competent providers. A new app launching in Philadelphia changes that thought, by acting as a "queer health care 'Yelp.'”

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Tech giants and 2-year colleges are teaming up to teach in-demand skills

Education Dive

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Amazon has developed a cloud computing certificate. It is one of a growing number of technology companies partnering with community colleges and increasingly four year colleges to offer vendor-specific curriculum. But critics don't believe colleges will be able to change coursework as fast as the...

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The Surprising Rural Health-Care Legacy of the ‘60s

The Atlantic

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Across the United States, rural health-care centers that qualify to receive a Federally Qualified Health Centers designation are better able to provide affordable care for those that need it. Although there are limitations and other issues still being addressed, these health care centers are "com...

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Healthy communities: What is 'social prescribing'?

Apolitical

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Social prescribing, where medical practitioners encourage patients to look beyond medicine to remedy their issues, can lessen the demand for medical services and medications. In the UK, Denmark, and Canada, doctors are piloting programs in which healthcare providers can recommend community and so...

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Saving The Planet One Drone At A Time

Are We Europe Magazine

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As conservationists around the world grapple with saving endangered species, many have turned to the tech sector. Initiatives like The Zooniverse, a citizen science platform for people-powered research, are helping expand over 90 different projects. Even more, scientists have started directly col...

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Largest solar-powered farm in Idaho sees a profit

Twin Falls Times-News

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Installing solar power on thousand-acre farms may seem like a daunting task, and yet Russell Shiermeier not only was able to do it, but profit from it. Because of a mutually beneficial relationship with Idaho Power, the solar electricity he generates helps lighten the region’s power load in the s...

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Can tourists coexist with nature on Lebanon's Rabbit Island?

Deutsche Welle (DW)

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In a stark juxtaposition to Lebanon’s polluted beaches, just 150 off the coast lies Palm Island – more commonly known as Rabbit Island – seeking to remain pristine and pollution-free. Promapir, a EU-funded collaboration between Lebanon’s Environment Protection Committee and the Office d’Exploitat...

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