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Defining the Undefinable, Measuring the Unmeasurable

2018-05-12T14:08:19-05:00

“When we enter our clients’ homes, we’re not just nurses, we’re also confidants and counselors,” said nurses from Nurse-Family Partnership’s DuPage County, Illinois local agency. For decades, Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), a national non-profit organization that sends specially-trained nurses into the homes of young, low-income, first-time mothers until their babies are 2 years old, has demonstrated [...]

Defining the Undefinable, Measuring the Unmeasurable2018-05-12T14:08:19-05:00

Tracking the Paths of Homelessness

2018-05-12T14:08:20-05:00

"We believe that ending homelessness is possible and that, in Chicago, everyone should have a home." - Chicago's Plan 2.0: A Home for Everyone Problem definition On a bitterly cold night in January 2013, Chicago counted more than 6,000 people without a home. While so many Chicagoans are without one of the most basic human [...]

Tracking the Paths of Homelessness2018-05-12T14:08:20-05:00

Making our moms proud: Reducing Maternal Mortality in Mexico

2018-05-12T14:08:21-05:00

Despite advances in prenatal and postnatal health care, maternal mortality remains a major medical problem around the world. According to the World Health Organization, 800 women die every day from preventable pregnancy and childbirth-related causes, with 99 percent of those deaths occurring in developing countries. In 1990, the United Nations made reducing maternal mortality by [...]

Making our moms proud: Reducing Maternal Mortality in Mexico2018-05-12T14:08:21-05:00

Helping Schools with Interventions

2018-05-12T14:08:22-05:00

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela In today’s world where innovation and creativity are the key drivers of any economy, the importance of educating young minds is unquestionable. Governments invest massive resources to ensure that primary and secondary education is within reach for all [...]

Helping Schools with Interventions2018-05-12T14:08:22-05:00