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Patricia Leigh Brown

3 January 2020

Hindman, Kentucky, United States

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To help those struggling with opioid addictions, an apprentice program in Kentucky uses art and music taught by local artisans to provide participants with a path forward. After learning various skills as part of the ...

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Patricia Leigh Brown

20 December 2019

Santa Cruz, California, United States

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In Santa Cruz County, California, Dr. Ann López, of the Center for Farmworker Families, organizes a secret monthly food bank for marginalized farmworkers who are mostly indigenous and undocumented. Organized completel...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

19 July 2019

El Paso, Texas, United States

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Art therapy allows minors in detention to cope with stress and trauma. In “Uncaged Art: Tronillo Children’s Detention Camp,” an art exhibition housed at the Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens at the Unive...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

6 November 2018

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

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Raw Tools, is a nonprofit that converts guns into garden tools. The organization was created by Michael Martin, a pastor who wanted to do something after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that resulted in t...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

10 August 2018

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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Gathering Place is the name of a new park in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is a large-scale creative park project that, rather than receiving funding from the local government, was funded entirely through a local philanthropic ...

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Patricia Leigh Brown

30 July 2018

California, United States

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Boasting one of the top five largest greenhouse gas cap-and-trade programs that has raised over $6.5 billion, California is leading the way in financially successful renewable energy initiatives. One of the state's mo...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

29 May 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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The Transitions Clinic Network is providing healthcare to men and women coming out of prison. The organization, which has treated over 5,000 patients, hires community health workers to connect former inmates to health...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

11 May 2018

Sebastopol, California, United States

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A trial in several California cities is testing the idea that providing nutritionally tailored meals to chronically ill, low-income patients will have an impact on their health. Similar projects have shown participant...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

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...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

31 May 2017

California, United States

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Victims of trauma are at risk for substance abuse, depression, or other difficulties. Trauma Recovery Centers are becoming increasingly prevalent for their ability to provide a wide range of services.

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Patricia Leigh Brown

25 May 2016

Matheny Tract, California, United States

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The Flint lead crisis has made us think of tainted water as an urban problem, aging pipes slowly poisoning the children of poor communities - but a huge amount of America’s substandard drinking water is actually consu...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

18 September 2014

Oakland, California, United States

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A novel way to help young men growing up in communities in which concentrated poverty, violence and unemployment are well-documented barriers to health and longevity: male youth of color are trained to be the emergenc...

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...

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