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NationSwell

Joseph Darius Jaafari

20 September 2017

Colorado, United States

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Colorado views the cycle of poverty as being propelled by unplanned pregnancy. This led to their bipartisan supported funding program for birth control, that is especially useful in rural areas.

NationSwell

Chris Peak

15 September 2017

Connecticut, United States

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Unlike other states, Connecticut is running their own medicaid program. The state is reducing costs by reaching out to people before they get severely sick. They’re using their extensive medicaid data, looking for peo...

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Bobby Allyn

14 September 2017

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

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Officials around Pennsylvania who want to reduce recidivism are studying a re-entry program in Lancaster that gives former inmates intensive case management to help them return to society. That includes transitional h...

GOOD Magazine

Ashley Letts

12 September 2017

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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There are numerous problems with the education system, and the Red Bull Amaphiko Academy helps activists figure out how to tackle these issues. From racism to trauma survivors, these activists have started movements d...

Billy Penn

Anna Orso

11 September 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A candidate for district attorney in Philadelphia is pushing to do away with cash bail entirely as other places have done, including Washington D.C., and New Jersey. Both of those places have seen their jail populatio...

FastCompany

Ben Paynter

5 September 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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To successfully address some of our most pressing social, economic, and health issues, simply making resources available is not always enough. Behavioral science is helping non-profits and other organizations to lever...

Wired

Laura Mallonee

3 September 2017

Argentina

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In Argentina, where less than half the country trusts media and most believe mainstream media to be biased, many people are creating their own forms of media. One collective, DTL! Comunicacion Popular, assembles anten...

The Guardian

Priti Salian

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30 August 2017

Indore, India

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A neonatal hospital in Indore, India has been using a device called a MiraCradle that is showing success in treating birth asphyxia. This low-cost solution is helping to address a significant problem of neonatal death...

The New York Times

Winnie Hu

28 August 2017

New York, United States

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Bike share programs have helped decrease pollution and traffic in urban areas. However dockless city bike programs are now threatening bike docking stations because they are cheaper and more accessible. Dockless bike ...

CityLab

Gracie McKenzie

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8 August 2017

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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The forms required to receive social services can be long and difficult to navigate, despite their essential nature for many people in need. In D.C., a new team meant to coordinate innovation across agencies gathered ...

News Deeply

Sonia Narang

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8 August 2017

Burenitu, Viti Levu, Fiji

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After a huge cyclone devastated a remote Fijian village, Eta Tuvuki worked to open communication channels between women and public officials. Her efforts are not only making women's voices heard, but they allow for th...

The New York Times

Dave Philipps

2 August 2017

United States

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Warrior Expeditions is one of several organizations helping veterans embark on outdoor experiences, such as hiking the Continental Divide. Participants find that these trips, sometimes months-long, offer the time and ...

The New York Times

Andrew Higgins

1 August 2017

Ghana

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In places such as Ghana, people live far from proper healthcare, which is why Community Health Workers in the region, and in other regions lacking access to healthcare, are being trained. CHW's can help educate indivi...

Kaiser Health News

Susan Jaffe

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31 July 2017

United States

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Congressional Republicans' push to reduce Medicaid funds is a threatening proposition to the people who use its services. Medicaid funds services at home which allows people to live at home instead of in a nursing hom...

News Deeply

Sophie Cousins

26 July 2017

Paris, France

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Injections and implants preventing HIV could be an important breakthrough especially for individuals who can not travel regularly to a health clinic, have trouble remembering to take a pill, or who want to secretly pr...

The Atlantic

Amadou Diallo

18 July 2017

Buffalo, New York, United States

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In a Buffalo school district where many students from low-income families struggled with trauma, attendance, and the effects of poverty, a non-profit initiative called Say Yes to Education is implementing drastic chan...

The American Prospect

David Dayen

17 July 2017

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Los Angeles has faced deepening issues of severe traffic and extreme smog pollution in the past several decades, but for years intentions and promises to broadly improve transportation have fallen flat. At long last, ...

The Boston Globe

Matt Rocheleau

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9 July 2017

Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States

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Historically, the numerous nonprofits, charities, and public agencies seeking to address issues such as homelessness, addiction, and hunger have been stuck operating in their own silos, creating more of a reactive rat...

The Better India

Jovita Aranha

5 July 2017

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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In the slums of India, living on the street as a "pavement dweller" is a daily struggle for survival - and being a woman on the street is even more terrifying. Organizations like Mahila Milan and the Myna Mahila Foun...

CityLab

Tanvi Misra

4 July 2017

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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In the aftermath of an election "consumed with anti-immigration rhetoric," many of the same states that helped put Trump in the White House are not just home to growing numbers of immigrants and refugees, but many are...

Vox

Julia Belluz

3 July 2017

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

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Black American mothers are about 3.5 times more likely to die from complications related to childbirth than white American mothers. A program called Pregnancy Medical Home in North Carolina has contributed to successf...

Forbes

Casey Hynes

3 July 2017

Lahore, Pakistan

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The rapid evolution of technology is continually opening new doors for how microfinance projects can be implemented, improved, and scaled. The team at ADDO A.I. sees artificial intelligence as the catalyst for both mi...

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Maja Prijatelj Videmšek

24 June 2017

Ljubljana, Slovenia

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A new tablet, called the Feelif multimedia device, allows blind children to learn braille and geometry and play interactive learning games with their fingers. The device allows children to create drawings and write on...

The Courier-Journal

Morgan Watkins

22 June 2017

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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For people like Jasmine Smith, a single mother of two who lost her job after her broken and unfixable car thwarted her commute, one's options to provide for themselves and their families are few and far between. Howev...

The Atlantic

Olga Khazan

22 June 2017

Johnson City, Tennessee, United States

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People living in rural areas often do not have access to therapy, additionally, the price of therapy can be expensive. In Tennessee, therapists now provide brief psychotherapy sessions within a health clinic, in order...

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