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Benny Becker

Jeff Young

Mary Meehan

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25 November 2017

Stanville, Kentucky, United States

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In the rural, rugged country of Appalachia, towns like Stanville face some of the country’s most profound economic and public health problems. Some of these communities, however, are making remarkable strides against ...

WEWS-TV (ABC News 5 Cleveland)

Corrina Pysa

31 October 2017

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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With the growing opioid crisis, patients and doctors are looking for alternative ways to treat pain. Acupuncture is becoming more popular for its relief of migraines and pain.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Blythe Bernhard

19 October 2017

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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St. Louis has one of the highest rates of STDs and HIV in the state, but the city's Health Department has implemented a creative method for providing safe sex education and testing. The staff at salons and barber shop...

News Deeply

Alastair Bland

5 October 2017

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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Expanding off of soon-to-expire agreement, the implementation of Minute 323 represents an agreement between the U.S. and Mexico to continue collaborations in order to manage and share resources from the Colorado River...

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Tara Molina

5 October 2017

Akron, Ohio, United States

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The existence of an opioid abuse crisis is widely acknowledged, however there is a lack of efficient methodologies to collect, analyze, and disseminate data related to the crisis. The Summit County public health depar...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

22 September 2017

Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

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As populations urbanize and the disparity between city and country grows, farmers in Japan are facing increasing economic challenges and a shortage of new farmers to work the land. But a new scheme may help farms to b...

Richland Source

Emily Dech

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5 September 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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For many low-income community members, access to healthy food choices can be more challenging than many might think, especially when they lack private transport. Richland Public Health is leveraging the Communities Pr...

Oceans Deeply

Bela Stantic

Rod Connolly

Susanne Becken

18 August 2017

Queensland, Australia

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In an effort to collect data about the environmental health of high traffic destinations, researchers are examining the text and images of geotagged social media posts. Tweets about the Great Barrier Reef were analyze...

Richland Source

Emily Dech

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26 July 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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The ProMedica Toledo Hospital increases access to healthy food for low-income families through a novel kind of pharmacy. Patients receive free produce, recipes, and guidance from a dietician on how to treat and preven...

News Deeply

Paul Tullis

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17 July 2017

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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Illegal fishing is a grave concern that not only threatens to destroy the ocean's ecosystem but the livelihoods of billions of people around the world who depend on stable fish populations for food. Now, software deve...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Samantha Melamed

6 July 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A 2016 U.S. Supreme Court decision allows those sentenced to life for crimes committed as juveniles to seek parole. These people make up more than half of lifers in Pennsylvania, which is considering numerous appeals,...

Bright Magazine

Kristi Eaton

6 July 2017

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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Libraries have expanded their roles to be community centers where people can connect with social services and other local agencies for needs from homelessness to food insecurity to mental illness. Libraries are one of...

CityLab

Krutika Pathi

28 June 2017

New York, New York, United States

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The homeless population in NYC stands at the highest number since the Great Depression. The Bowery Residents Committee has suggested changes to how shelters emerge, run and are funded. With a focus on results-based fu...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Larry Platt

26 June 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Pennsylvania's attorney general may sound more like a defense attorney as he lays out plans to focus more resources on helping people returning from incarceration integrate into society. But Josh Shapiro insists his a...

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...

Anglican Journal

André Forget

8 June 2017

Ndomoni, Lindi Region, Tanzania

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In rural villages like Ndomoni, access to water is paramount to community development, and locals are the first to recognize that other issues such as maternal health cannot be addressed until there is clean drinking ...

Richland Source

Emily Dech

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26 May 2017

Bellville, Ohio, United States

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The Greater Cleveland Food Bank, and other food banks across the country, are working to provide more comprehensive services for the food-insecure people they serve; those services include partnering with community or...

BBC

Elizabeth Cassin

Tom Colls

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11 April 2017

Saint Helier, Bailiwick of Jersey, United Kingdom

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On the island of Jersey, postal workers don’t just deliver the mail: they also check up on elderly people during their routes. With a quick face-to-face chat, they check that they’ve taken their medication and if ther...

Brand South Africa

CD Anderson

17 March 2017

Nairobi, Kenya

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M-Pesa is a mobile banking service that turns 10 this year. The network has provided millions of people in Africa and other developing countries with access to safe and secure banking solutions, without the need for t...

How We Get to Next

Duncan Geere

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7 March 2017

Medellín, Colombia

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In what was once a violent neighborhood ruled by drug cartels and fear, prosperity and community are now blossoming in the Colombian city of Medellin, thanks to a unique and effective new form of public transportation...

Arizona Daily Sun

Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa

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5 March 2017

Flagstaff, Arizona, United States

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Flagstaff STEM City partners schools with professionals and creates kits that teachers can use to bring science into the classroom, teaching students and parents how to think critically and search out information thro...

The Press of Atlantic City

Diane D'Amico

27 February 2017

Wildwood, New Jersey, United States

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The Wildwood School District has implemented programs during and after school hours to help provide nutritious meals to students living with hunger and poverty, while also teaching the children invaluable skills such ...

The Press of Atlantic City

Diane D'Amico

26 February 2017

Wildwood, New Jersey, United States

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In low-income districts, the school nurse is often a family’s first health care provider, and the role at places like Wildwood High School and Glenwood Avenue School has expanded to provide everything from warm coats ...

Next City

Jen Kinney

27 January 2017

Los Angeles, California, United States

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While the USPS has seen a drastic decline in revenues and capacity in recent years due to growing competition from the private sector and social changes, First Class Meal is reimagining the role that this institution ...

The Guardian

Olivia Boyd

25 January 2017

France

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P&G, the manufacturer of popular shampoo Head & Shoulders, is teaming up with a recycling business and waste management company to turn discarded plastic found on the beaches of France into special edition shampoo bot...

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