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Philly.com (Philadelphia Media Network)

Alfred Lubrano

11 August 2018

Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, United States

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For low-income people living in Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, the Honey Brook Food Pantry does more than provide food aid; it's also a hub to get assistance applying for food stamps, and perhaps most uniquely, a place to...

Texas Standard

Caroline Covington

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7 August 2018

Texas, United States

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By integrating mental health care services into primary care facilities, doctors are getting care to people who would otherwise avoid a mental health visit. Barriers to accessing are both cultural and institutional—fo...

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Kelli Rogers

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2 August 2018

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

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Bangladesh has become a leader in disaster preparedness through its strategy of training thousands of community members to give early warnings on cyclones and other disasters. This approach has saved thousands of live...

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

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1 August 2018

Seward, Alaska, United States

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At Spring Creek Correctional Center, profits from the prison store are shared among seven prison clubs. The clubs operate like nonprofits, bringing educational opportunities, music, plants, and more to inmates and don...

NationSwell

Adrienne Day

27 July 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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Public libraries are hubs of information and increasingly of social support services. San Francisco Public Library was one of the first in the country to break out of the stacks to respond to local needs. Social worke...

The Seattle Times

Neal Morton

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13 July 2018

Vancouver, Washington, United States

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As absenteeism has decreased and scores have gone up, Vancouver's community school model has not gone unnoticed. Administrators and teachers attribute the change to the city's push to incorporate social services into ...

Business Daily

Nasibo Kabale

10 July 2018

Kenya

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Kenya is among the first countries in African to have a cancer test machine that will help cut the time and cost it takes to diagnose cancer. A medical laboratory services firm acquired the IDYLLA lab machine that all...

CityLab

Kriston Capps

5 July 2018

Takoma Park, Maryland, United States

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Takoma Park’s youth council may be the most powerful teen legislature in the nation. The city was the first to lower the voting age to 16 years old, so council members are not only communicating youth perspectives but...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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4 July 2018

United States

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The ALL IN challenge implores leaders at colleges across the United States to better incorporate civic engagement education into curriculum and use non-partisan tactics to encourage students to register to vote. The r...

Yale E360

Maria Gallucci

28 June 2018

Houston, Texas, United States

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A lack of sulfur caps has lead to negative health impacts for those living along ship channels. After Emissions Control Areas proved successful internationally, however, this protocol is now being expanded to impact m...

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Deepa Fernandes

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28 June 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In Los Angeles, motel owners are teaming up with homeless services providers to offer up their rooms to people experiencing homelessness. The partnership means that motel owners can turn over the day-to-day operations...

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Miranda Hall

18 June 2018

India

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Affordable and flexible child care allows female informal workers to earn more money and frees older children to attend school. One model that works well comes from the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) in Indi...

NPR

Selena Simmons-Duffin

11 June 2018

District of Columbia, United States

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In some D.C. neighborhoods with high rates of teen pregnancy, schools are stepping in with more than just school nurses; dedicated midwives have conversations with students, educating students, providing birth control...

Ensia

Frank Jossi

4 June 2018

Minnesota, United States

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As land for solar energy production has increased around the world, cities have discovered that the same land can provide robust “pollinator-friendly” crops. These lands function as “dual-farms” because the agricultur...

Governing

Natalie Delgadillo

1 June 2018

United States

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With the rise in mass shootings around the United States, more municipalities and schools are buying active shooter insurance so they can handle costs that come from mass casualty incidents and not go bankrupt. Some i...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

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1 June 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan looks to Tennessee's initiative that offers free community college education for every high-school graduate in the state. While Seattle currently helps low-income students pay for the first ...

NHPR

Lauren Chooljian

23 May 2018

New Hampshire, United States

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With rising suicide rates and the high rate of suicide by firearm, gun owners and public health workers collaborating in the hopes of preventing more deaths. The Gun Shop Project, based in New Hampshire, is working to...

CityLab

Zach Mortice

8 May 2018

Waukegan, Illinois, United States

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When Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep, one of a national network of work-study high schools, was looking to move out of an outdated building, an abandoned big box KMart caught administrators' eyes. Strapped by a tig...

Bright Magazine

Sarika Bansal

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17 April 2018

United States

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Many U.S. government systems are stuck in the pre-digital age. Instead of creating independent products and services, Code for America gets to the heart of the problem by working within government agencies to make cur...

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Anthony Moreno

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12 April 2018

Melrose, New Mexico, United States

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In many states, schools are now required to offer computer science curriculum. But in New Mexico, particularly in rural towns, there are few resources in place to expose students to the growing field. In Melrose, a to...

High Country News

Leah Todd

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6 April 2018

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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Across the United States, tribal lands have the lowest access to internet, an issue that restricts opportunity and education in those areas. In New Mexico, several small tribes have partnered to lay fiber-optic cables...

KUNM

Marisa Demarco

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5 April 2018

Taos, New Mexico, United States

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In rural New Mexico, a co-op that has traditionally provided electricity is also providing a new service - internet access. The "digital divide" has been identified as a key hurdle in overcoming poverty; the co-op als...

Oakland Magazine

Sarah Kwon

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2 April 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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Dentists at the Asian Health Services Group in Oakland added a screening for mental health to their pre-appointment paperwork. Due to language barriers and cultural reluctance to acknowledge mental health issues, many...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

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27 March 2018

Orange Grove, California, United States

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Joint use policies turn communal spaces—such as schools and churches—during off-hours into a place for public health programs. This can be especially impactful in communities were the ability to exercise outside can b...

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

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21 March 2018

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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Expansion of Medicaid in Alaska is helping low-income adults, especially those with mental health issues and addiction, receive the care that they need to remain productive members of society. Being able to see primar...

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