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London Borough of Camden, GB supports at-home recovery after hospital stays with Oysta device pilot

Two hundred participants received Oysta's Help at Home devices during the pilot. Eligible participants were recently discharged from hospitals but needed some form of follow-up care. Help at Home connects users to the council's Careline team via its SOS button. The device includes a fall detection sensor and programmable reminders about medication. Borough officials evaluated the pilot's impacts on available hospital beds and participant health.

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London Borough of Camden, GB

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Cincinnati, OH Alternative Response to Crisis pilot focuses on de-escalation during 911 calls

Emergency dispatchers were trained in mental health first aid and used de-escalation efforts with responders en route. This training included rerouting callers to the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline on a case-by-case basis. An ARC Response Team staffed by a behavioral health specialist and a Fire Department paramedic replaced police responses for wellness checks. Cincinnati created a dashboard about ARC runs searchable by date, neighborhood, and issue.

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Cincinnati, OH

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Campina Grande, PB introduces SIM Maternidade platform for improved prenatal care

The Municipal Health Department worked with MTM Tecnologia and Qualcomm on platform integration. Pregnant residents can download a free mobile app to track their pregnancy. SIM Maternidade supports vital sign measurement, appointment scheduling, and real-time alerts from healthcare providers. The platform helps physicians monitor health trends and communicate with patients between appointments. Campina Grande anticipates reduced hospitalizations and improved care access through SIM Maternidade.

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Campina Grande, PB

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Brazil

Kelowna, BC develops culturally appropriate recovery services with Indigenous Harm Reduction pilot

The knknxtəwix̌ - We Walk Hand in Hand - program received CAD 662,433 from the national Substance Use and Addictions Program. This two-year pilot recruits Indigenous community members with substance use experiences as peer navigators. These trained mentors work with social work clients of similar backgrounds on harm reduction techniques. Kelowna will also develop a mobile Indigenous Harm Reduction Team and a decolonizing substance use day program.

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Kelowna, BC

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San Francisco, CA Guaranteed Income for Transgender People pilot addresses economic inequities

The GIFT pilot provides monthly payments of $1,200 to 55 transgender and non-binary residents. This 18-month program prioritizes applicants who are also homeless, formerly incarcerated, or live with disabilities. San Francisco is working with Lyon-Martin Community Health Services and The Transgender District on additional services like mental health counseling and financial guidance. GIFT responds to outsized poverty and discrimination faced by transgender residents.

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San Francisco, CA

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Knox, VIC leads feasability study on reusable sanitary products with neighboring councils

Knox and five Melbourne-area councils are surveying local residents about sanitary and incontinence products. The survey asks about product types in use and past experiences with reusable items. Council officials are seeking insights into why participants may be reluctant or inconsistent with their reusable product use. The study will produce best practices for council efforts to reduce the 15% of landfill waste composed of single-use items like diapers and pads.

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Knox, VIC

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Whitehorse, VIC

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Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council, GB takes lead on Multi Agency Safeguarding Tracker development

Local officials recognized gaps between agencies when sharing information about vulnerable residents. The MAST platform was co-designed by Walsall, the NHS Trust, West Midlands Police, and West Midlands Fire and Rescue. The implementation process identified children and adults involved in multiple incidents or unaddressed incidents requiring safeguarding. Social service professionals share case updates and collaborate on improved services through MAST.

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Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council, GB

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Milwaukee, WI opens public works career pathways for recently incarcerated and recovered residents

Project partner Wisconsin Community Services (WCS) mirrors the city's hiring processes when recruiting seasonal laborers. Milwaukee provides yearly vouchers for steel-toed boots and reimburses commercial driving lessons for participants. WCS identifies resources for each worker's needs including mental health counseling, housing, and healthcare. The program helps laborers qualify for full-time employment and addresses long-standing recruitment struggles by the city.

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Milwaukee, WI

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South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council, GB Virtual Memory Box assists kids in foster care

The council's Social Care Team identified the negative emotional impacts of lost memories on children in the foster care system. Nebula Labs developed a Virtual Memory Box for the collection of pictures, sounds, and thoughts throughout a child's life. An easy-to-use dashboard allows carer management of uploads and notes about service needs. Care leavers and kids moving between foster homes can recall positive experiences by searching their timelines.

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South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council, GB

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Wexford County Council, IE trials virtual responses to chronic health issues with telehealth pilot

A multi-agency project team recruited 50 patients in Wexford County for a 12-week pilot. This recruitment focused on patients with chronic health failure, COPD, and diabetes. Participants used Tunstall's myMobile app for self-guided daily collection of blood pressure and oxygen levels. Care providers remotely monitored and responded to condition changes with the triagemanager platform. Each patient received medical equipment based on their current condition.

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Wexford County Council, IE

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East Renfrewshire Council, GB collaborates with Enovation on a digital community alarm upgrade

The council's Telecare system previously supported analog line use for one-button alerts in cases of emergencies. Enovation migrated all Telecare users over from the SafetyNet dispatch system to a digital community alarm system. This migration connected households with broadband or digital phone lines to a cloud-based platform accessed by the response team. East Renfrewshire ensured accessibility for all users by supplying SIM cards to households with analog phone lines.

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East Renfrewshire Council, GB

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ identifies and assists its most vulnerable households with Social Territories

The city's Pereira Passos Institute and UN-Habitat began the program with 100 favelas. Survey results determined family hardships and registration status with the national Social Registry. Households were evaluated based on the Multidimensional Poverty Index and assisted following in-person visits by outreach workers. Follow-up surveys and visits monitor the impacts of personalized interventions. Rio de Janeiro will expand the program to reach more than 650,000 households by 2024.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ

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Brazil

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