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The Plug

Hadriana Lowenkron

15 December 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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To address gaps in the healthcare system that were only being exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic for Black Philadelphians, a group of healthcare professionals joined efforts to create the Black Doctors COVID-19 C...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

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Madeline Ackley

14 December 2020

Houston, Texas, United States

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Houston's effort to significantly decrease homelessness was successful due to the overhaul of its previous system which was disjointed, had too many services gaps, and often duplicated services. The new system provide...

The Local

Michal van der Toorn

11 December 2020

Arnhem, Netherlands

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Rather than import masks from elsewhere, an organization in the Netherlands set up a face-mask factory, and then hired "people with a refugee background to make surgical face masks." According to the project spokesper...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Lily Bernheimer

11 December 2020

United States

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An alternative model to nursing homes is offering an innovative option that provides a comfortable, warm, and inviting environment to residents while also minimizing the spread of coronavirus. Green House Project (GHP...

New Haven Independent

Laura Glesby

11 December 2020

Connecticut, United States

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Five New Haven universities and colleges are taking different approaches to re-opening their campuses. Administration at the University of New Haven is ramping up Covid testing to test 20% of in-person students weekly...

Slate

Mary Harris

10 December 2020

Talika, Oklahoma, United States

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Leaders from the Cherokee Nation have been praised for their success in containing the coronavirus pandemic through aggressive and rapid actions. A key component to that success has been the Cherokee Nation's private ...

Ensia

Debora MacKenzie

8 December 2020

China

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Public health experts are strategizing for how to combat the next pandemic by learning from what failed to prevent the most recent coronavirus pandemic. From increasing surveillance of viruses to using diagnostic tech...

Impacthub Media

Zeddy Odanga

7 December 2020

Kibera, Nairobi Area, Kenya

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Concerned with a rise in misbehavior by students who were staying home much more due to the coronavirus pandemic, a resident of Kibera started a rope-making project that both engages and employs the children. I felt t...

Yes! Magazine

Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

26 November 2020

Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, India

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In the face of climate change, the nonprofit SABALA is working with nearly 2,000 women farmers in India to participate in millet farming, which can also strengthen community food security and empower women. Using trad...

The Seattle Times

Sandi Doughton

26 November 2020

Washington, United States

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When the coronavirus pandemic caused businesses and organizations to stop in-person offerings, a non-profit in Washington that specializes in services for children with special needs quickly shifted operations to an o...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Hannah Wallace

26 November 2020

Quapaw, Oklahoma, United States

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The Quapaw tribe runs the Downstream Casino Resort in Oklahoma where they apply combine Indigenous food and farming knowledge with modern hotel operations. They have seven greenhouses and two gardens with 20 varieties...

Next City

Emily Nonko

24 November 2020

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Youth experiencing unstable housing in New Haven, Connecticut can build life skills in exchange for gift cards through an app built by a nonprofit. DreamKit incentivizes positive change for disadvantaged young people ...

The Daily Yonder

Judy Bankman

24 November 2020

Columbia Gorge, Oregon, United States

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The Bridges to Health program in Oregon is helping to improve community health by connecting individuals and families to resources such as housing, food aid, transportation options, and health-care facilities. Althoug...

BBC

Richard Kenny

24 November 2020

Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

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As a way to reduce the amount of diesel fuel that powers trains, governments and transit companies around the world are turning to solar panels as a way to utilize renewable energy. In Australia, a solar train launche...

The Washington Post

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Jovelle Tamayo

24 November 2020

Fidalgo Island, Washington, United States

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The Swinomish tribe in Washington state is combining traditional knowledge and science to combat the effects of climate change and improve the health of its land, water, and people. In recent years, their salmon harve...

Connecticut Health Investigative Team

Jenifer Frank

23 November 2020

Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States

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Cities throughout Connecticut have long struggled to enact a successful response to the statewide lead-poisoning problem, but the town of Bridgeport stands out as a model for how to get results by taking proactive act...

CityLab

Chris Malloy

23 November 2020

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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As Tucson works to combat the effects of climate change, the Arizona city has been implementing policies to conserve its limited water supply through initiatives like a city rebate program. By focusing efforts on wate...

North Carolina Health News

Thomas Goldsmith

20 November 2020

North Carolina, United States

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When nursing homes in North Carolina realized that the coronavirus pandemic had arrived within the state, facility managers and staff began enacting measures to prevent the spread of the virus amongst their residents....

Civil Eats

Judy Bankman

19 November 2020

Hood River, Oregon, United States

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The Raíces Cooperative Farm in Hood River, Oregon provides Spanish-speaking community members "a place to grow food," learn from one another about farming practices and develop leadership skills. “Through Raíces, I be...

North Carolina Health News

Thomas Goldsmith

19 November 2020

North Carolina, United States

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In North Carolina, nursing homes have largely been able to remain COVID-free due to proactive measures that focused on keeping residents safe. The facilities have been heavily relying on mask-wearing and social distan...

Vox

Julia Belluz

19 November 2020

Vermont, United States

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The state of Vermont has been able to keep COVID-19 cases to a minimal, at least in part by focusing on offering preventive protections for the most at-risk and vulnerable – such as the unhoused. The state's response ...

Truthout

Frederick Clayton

15 November 2020

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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After running out of water during a drought in 2002, the Southern Nevada Water Authority and Las Vegas Valley Water District took proactive steps to conserve the region’s water for future generations. Thanks to public...

The Seattle Times

Joy Resmovits

14 November 2020

Langley, Washington, United States

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Students in South Whidbey Island, off the west coast of Washington State, are getting to know first-hand the process of farm to table meals. During "farm school" kids get a break from e-learning and help tend to the l...

The Daily Show

Trevor Noah

13 November 2020

Central African Republic

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5-15 Minutes

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Many countries in Africa have been able to contain the spread of COVID-19 due to lessons learned from fighting the Ebola epidemic. Although not all African countries have implemented successful strategies, those that ...

San Francisco Public Press

Lauren Wenus

12 November 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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A drastic decrease in homelessness among veterans in San Francisco has been credited to the efforts of Swords to Plowshares, which is a veterans services group. Wraparound services helped veterans find temporary housi...

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