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MSNBC

Elissa Curtis

Trymaine Lee

8 April 2014

New York, New York, United States

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In Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood, an organization called Save Our Streets Crown Heights (S.O.S.) is taking steps to disrupt violence. The organization is modeled after Chicago's violence interrupters, which em...

Los Angeles Times

Noam N. Levey

19 March 2014

Bangor, Maine, United States

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Northern Maine is home to some of America's poorest - but it ranks high on national measures of health. Hospital programs visit more patients in their homes where they can be more comfortable and receive everything th...

Colorlines

Dani McClain

17 March 2014

Fresno, California, United States

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When many Latina immigrant women arrive in the United States, they don't have access to the internet to learn about the resources available to them. Únete Latina, a program run by Latinas, sends mobile phone texts to ...

Forbes

Devin Thorpe

15 March 2014

New Delhi, India

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Population scale and density, insanitary conditions, and malnourishment meant that eradicating polio in India was a tall order. The government, alongside WHO, managed to do it in 2014 using a comprehensive approach.

NPR

Ankita Rao

27 February 2014

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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A nonprofit is integrating yoga therapy in the mainstream health care system by training medical providers to use yogic breathing and techniques to treat various maladies.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

26 February 2014

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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A program based on the proven idea that helping others is healing, usually more healing than being helped.

Kaiser Health News

Ankita Rao

5 February 2014

Williamson, West Virginia, United States

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“Sustainable Williamson” combined ideas and initiatives from local officials, community members, nonprofit organizations to address both the economy and the well-being of a community where unemployment and drug use we...

NPR

Sean Carberry

4 February 2014

Guldara, Afghanistan

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Child mortality rates are decreasing in Afghanistan due to more readily available basic health care, more effective vaccinations, and locally-trained volunteer health workers.

The Atlantic

Ankita Rao

4 February 2014

Addis Ababa, Oromia, Ethiopia

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Popular in some countries and catching on in the U.S., community health workers fill gaping holes in care. The workers help curb health care costs by preventing complicated disease and emergency room visits.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

29 January 2014

Jinotepe, Carazo, Nicaragua

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Many different people are inventing health devices for resource-poor settings, but some organizations - like M.I.T.’s Little Devices group - are empowering developing communities and increasing access to healthcare by...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

28 January 2014

Oakland, California, United States

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Girls Court brings an all-hands-on-deck approach to the lives of vulnerable girls, linking them to social service agencies, providing informal Saturday sessions on everything from body image to legal jargon, and offer...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

15 January 2014

Michigan, United States

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Lotteries aren’t usually considered part of the solution to a savings crisis experienced across America, particularly by the nation's poor, but with more hopefuls purchasing lottery tickets than setting aside rainy da...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

12 January 2014

Kent, Washington, United States

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Cities save money and help kids by connecting them with diploma programs. In Washington, iGrad is helping students do just this – and seeing results.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

18 December 2013

New York, New York, United States

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To educate and prepare new mothers, Centering Pregnancy and Centering Parenting sites in the United States offer community-based patient-centered care in low-income areas. Centering offers interactive learning, check-...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Rochelle Olson

13 December 2013

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Hennepin County Court, serving Minneapolis, MN and the surrounding area, has developed a co-parenting court – helping unmarried parents work together to raise their children, work through issues, and strengthen their ...

Minnesota Public Radio

Elizabeth Baier

12 December 2013

Northfield, Minnesota, United States

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Minnesota schools began a comprehensive program aimed at assisting children of minority groups to successfully navigate the college application process and push them towards higher education.

The New York Times

David Bornstein

11 December 2013

Brazil

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Physical illnesses trigger and exacerbate poverty because costs are too high to treat them. The Associação Saúde Criança in Rio de Janeiro counsels helps by assisting families with services such as food, medicine, voc...

The New York Times

Sarika Bansal

27 November 2013

Tanzania

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In Tanzania, a country that has yet to fully embrace mobile phones and whose road infrastructure remains weak, farmers have embraced radio as a means of receiving pricing and planting information. The reach and relati...

Kaiser Health News

Ankita Rao

23 November 2013

Rockville, Maryland, United States

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In the United States approximately 15% Asian-Americans have no health insurance and have had a difficulty understanding the options available in the Affordable Care Act. Although the White House has reached out to Asi...

Orange County Register

Jordan England-Nelson

14 November 2013

Huntington Beach, California, United States

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The Twilight Education Club is a non-profit working to break down the barriers – transportation, child care and cost – that typically prevent the economically disadvantaged from accessing social services such as langu...

SFGate

Courtney E. Martin

8 November 2013

San Francisco, California, United States

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The Bay Area has the seventh-highest-ranking income disparity between rich and poor in the United States, and food is one of the most poignant indicators of the division. But a new collaboration between the design fir...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Meg Kissinger

5 November 2013

Houston, Texas, United States

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Milwaukee County’s mental health system put more resources in expensive emergency care rather than invest in programs that offer continual care. As a result, Milwaukee County identifies nine solutions from other citie...

NPR

Kavitha Cardoza

2 November 2013

Shoreline, Washington, United States

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When adults want to return to school, they face many challenges including the experience of long waitlists for classes, and poor relevance to the job skills they need for future employment. The Washington state commun...

The Seattle Times

Brian M. Rosenthal

6 October 2013

Yakima, Washington, United States

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There is a mental-health capacity crisis gripping Washington state. The area’s response approach, crafted over two decades, centers on a set of intensive outpatient and early-intervention programs aimed at preventing ...

The Atlantic

Ankita Rao

10 September 2013

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Housing First programs enable homeless people to attain health care services and a place to live– which, advocates say, ultimately saves taxpayers money. One woman's story is a revival of dignity, if not health.

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