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A Mental Health Service for Inmates that Reduces Recidivism

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In an effort to make its prisons more than punitive, Washington D.C. has begun offering cognitive behavioral therapy to incarcerated individuals.

5 More Countries Dodging the Virus

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After we featured a list of places beating the coronavirus, many of you wrote in with your own countries’ success stories. Here are five you said we shouldn’t miss.

These Unsung Countries Are Vanquishing the Virus

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While success stories like Germany and South Korea are rightly hailed, some of the most effective responses are in countries that haven’t been making the news.

Alaska Is Using South Korea’s Method to Beat the Virus

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With the fewest infections of any state, Alaska proves contact tracing can work — even in America.

Emptier Jails Could Stay That Way

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Covid-19 is showing us what ending mass incarceration could look like. Some judges and prosecutors like what they see.

These First Responders Are Rescuing Food

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As farms and restaurants close, organizers are mobilizing to make sure the food left behind gets to where it’s needed most.

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Why Hospitals Are Building Housing

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As people’s homes become bulwarks against the pandemic, funding for health care is being spent on housing. Maybe they were the same thing all along.

Who Killed Tony the Tiger?

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Chile is banning cereal mascots and slapping warning labels on unhealthy foods. Now even the kids won’t touch them.

It’s a New Day for LGBT Health

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From transgender clinics to big wins in the fight against HIV, the landscape for LGBT health is nearly unrecognizable from just 10 years ago.

Tchau Tchau, Malaria

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In country after country, one of the world’s deadliest diseases is being eradicated. In many cases, it’s women leading the fight.

Free the Paramedics!

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They’re the medical system’s eyes and ears, yet they’re treated as crisis managers. Now some cities are letting their paramedics get to know their patients, with remarkable results.

Everybody Needs a Home

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What would happen if our first step towards solving homelessness was to actually give people someplace to live?

Portugal’s Wildly Successful Decriminalization Experiment

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By decriminalizing even “hard” drugs like heroin and cocaine, Portugal drove down HIV rates and overdose deathsand proved beyond a doubt that harm reduction works.

Interactive: Harm Reduction Goes Global

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How a once-radical idea is becoming the norm in country after country.

Bleeding-Heart Capitalism

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A doctor in Denver is blending the Medicaid model with a capitalist profit motive, offering high-quality health care without the frills.