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Washington Post

Hannah Natanson

22 February 2020

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Across the United States, mindfulness programs are gaining traction in elementary school classrooms as a strategy for students dealing with stress. As the approach spreads, some religious groups are raising concerns.

Los Angeles Times

Soumya Karlamangla

16 February 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Doctors from USC have formed a small street team that travels to homeless communities to treat medical concerns and help provide assistance. Part of a growing trend around the United States, these teams are playing a ...

Yes! Magazine

Mary Hall

Jessica Martinaitis

27 January 2020

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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Building trust with a recovery coach can reduce the shame and stigma surrounding addiction during pregnancy. In Madison, Wisconsin, the Pregnancy2Recovery program pairs expecting mothers who are struggling with addict...

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Maureen Wurtz

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21 January 2020

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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What if kids were allowed to bounce on yoga balls or draw while they were learning to read? Some teachers and researchers in Oklahoma believe "action-based learning" can help students with behavioral challenges.

Yes! Magazine

Isabella Garcia

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9 January 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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In Minneapolis, Minnesota, a coalition of organizers and community members called Reclaim the Block advocates for divestment from the city's police force and into more community-based initiatives and services. Advocat...

YR Media

Zari Tarazona

8 January 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia has made a concerted effort toward reducing the number of youth being arrested in schools. Leadership, including the school police commissioner and district attorney, changed procedures so that youth, ins...

Stateline

Max Blau

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8 January 2020

United States

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If incarcerated, low-income individuals who are reliant on Medicaid typically lose access to their benefits which accelerates the difficulty of reentry. To help close the gap, the National Association of Counties and ...

The Atlantic

Kristina Rizga

30 December 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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New York University and the New York City Department of Education are training elementary school teachers to use visual cues and other tools to teach students with autism spectrum disorder. The approach is unique for ...

Mongabay

Fredrick Mugira

24 December 2019

Kabale, Uganda

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Working with communities to develop alternative forms of livelihood helps to curb unsustainable practices and land degradation. In Uganda, the destruction of wetland habitat by farmers had had a serious impact on the ...

WOSU

Adora Namigadde

23 December 2019

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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In Columbus, Ohio, a team of police officers and mental health professionals responds together to police calls in an effort to promote community-oriented policing. The approach has reduced arrests and helped to connec...

Columbia Missourian

Sarah Haselhorst

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17 December 2019

Columbia, Missouri, United States

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In Boone County, Missouri the Habilitation Empowerment Accountability Therapy (HEAT) program offers young men an alternative to incarceration for drug-related offenses. The program works primarily with black men, many...

U.S. News & World Report

Juhie Bhatia

16 December 2019

Bangkok, Thailand

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There are six countries that have reached "90–90–90" targets meaning, "90 percent of people with HIV in a country know their status, 90 percent of those diagnosed are on treatment, and 90 percent on treatment are vira...

The Connecticut Mirror

Jenna Carlesso

16 December 2019

Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States

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Connecticut has a law that requires the state to collect unused prescription drugs to be reimbursed by the vendor companies, but advocates for better health equity want to see the unexpired drugs instead be distribute...

The Guardian

Senay Boztas

12 December 2019

Netherlands

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Providing care to individuals with psychiatric problems reduces the need for incarceration. With the help of a psychological rehabilitation program known as TBS, the Netherlands has shut entire prisons following a dec...

Yes! Magazine

Isabella Garcia

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9 December 2019

Tacoma, Washington, United States

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The Alternatives to Violence Project, an international nonprofit, provides workshops around conflict resolution, personal growth, and other social skills to people experiencing incarceration. While a large-scale organ...

Time

Juhie Bhatia

29 November 2019

Namibia

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There are over one million people in the United States living with HIV, reaching a crisis level in states such as Georgia; however, countries like Namibia are offering lessons for how to tackle the problem. By offerin...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Margaret Paul

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24 November 2019

Melbourne, Australia

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Cities in Australia were facing a recycling problem, but realized it was related to a large migrant population and a language barrier with the word "recycling." To help address this problem Melbourne implemented the...

KGTV-TV

Jennifer Kastner

20 November 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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In San Diego county, the Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT) provides mental health training to police officers. The team is comprised of mental health technicians who are present for 911 calls that involve ind...

The Christian Science Monitor

Henry Gass

18 November 2019

Houston, Texas, United States

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Across the country, governments at every level are working to tackle homelessness. In Houston, connecting permanent housing to services has proven an effective strategy but it has required an increase in affordable ho...

The New York Times

Benedict Carey

11 November 2019

Glen Oaks, New York, United States

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Self-injury tactics have been increasing among adolescents, but psychologists are finding success with implementing specialized forms of therapy. Typically used with those diagnosed with a personality disorder, a spec...

CBS News

Omar Villafranca

23 October 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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In Eugene, Oregon, the Crisis Assistance Helping Out on the Streets (CAHOOTS) initiative is providing a police-free response to mental health crises in the community. The mobile mental health unit responds to calls in...

WBBM-TV

Lauren Victory

21 October 2019

United States

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After recognizing that just-released inmates were more likely to overdose on opioids, Cook County Jail partnered with Cook County Health to train at-risk detainees how to administer Naloxone nasal spray. This program ...

NBC News

Shefali Luthra

19 October 2019

Hamburg, Germany

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Unlike the U.S., Germany has avoided an opioid epidemic by implementing regulations around when the drug is administered to patients that includes alternative treatments, special permission and screening for risk to a...

U.S. News & World Report

Kelly Davis

15 October 2019

San Diego, California, United States

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Hoarding can be a symptom of depression or an outlet for trauma, and was forcing low-income seniors out of housing in California. To address this, researchers collaborated with various agencies and organizations to of...

Finding Fixes

Anna Boiko-Weyrauch

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15 October 2019

Washington, United States

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Various therapies have shown promise in treating post-traumatic stress disorder, especially for those also suffering from chronic pain or addiction. One method, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, helps tho...

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