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How Cities Are Addressing Mental Distress

29 Nov , 2021  

This recent piece in Route Fifty is part of the SoJo Exchange from the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rigorous reporting about responses to social problems. The original post can be read here

By Kate Elizabeth Queram, Route Fifty, November 18, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic exacerbated existing trauma and mental-health issues in vulnerable populations across the country. But the ubiquity of those issues—and the spotlight trained on them as communities continue to recover from the pandemic—presents a unique opportunity to implement new solutions to address them, municipal leaders said Wednesday at the National League of Cities Virtual City Summit.

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Big Ideas For Downtown Revivals In Bellfontaine and Van Wert

9 Sep , 2021  

This recent piece in Governing is part of the SoJo Exchange from the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rigorous reporting about responses to social problems. The original post can be read here. This post is shared in support of efforts to revitalize Mansfield, Shelby, and other Richland County communities.

By David Kidd, Governing

Not long ago, a time capsule was removed from the Home Guards Building, one of the more prominent structures in downtown Van Wert, Ohio. A dozen residents of the small city gathered on a warm summer morning to witness its unveiling. The top of the discolored and dented copper box came off and its contents were placed on a black cloth stretched across a folding table. There were three newspapers dated Aug. 8, 1905. One of them has a story with Oyster Bay, N.Y., as its dateline. “President Roosevelt had a number of distinguished callers at his home,” it begins.

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Is Your Living Room The Future Of Hospital Care?

6 Jun , 2021  

This recent piece in Kaiser Health News is part of the SoJo Exchange from the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rigorous reporting about responses to social problems. The original post can be read here

By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News

Major hospital systems are betting big money that the future of hospital care looks a lot like the inside of patients’ homes.

Hospital-level care at home — some of it provided over the internet — is poised to grow after more than a decade as a niche offering, boosted both by hospitals eager to ease overcrowding during the pandemic and growing interest by insurers who want to slow health care spending. But a host of challenges remain, from deciding how much to pay for such services to which kinds of patients can safely benefit. More…

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Not Just A Lottery: States, Cities Incentivize Vaccinations

23 May , 2021  

NOTE: In addition to Ohio’s million dollar vaccination lottery, the first winner of which will be drawn on Monday, many jurisdictions are following suit with incentives. In the last few days, this has included state lotteries announced for New York, Maryland, and Oregon Ohio has seen a dramatic increase in vaccination rates, the local impact of which we will cover tomorrow.

This recent piece in Route Fifty is part of the SoJo Exchange from the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rigorous reporting about responses to social problems. The original post can be read here

Boosting Covid-19 Vaccinations with $1 million Prizes, Free Crawfish, Hunting Licenses and More

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Ideas From Elsewhere: An Initiative To Improve Street Safety Through Public Art

15 Mar , 2021  

This story is part of the SoJo Exchange from the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rigorous reporting about responses to social problems. The original post can be read here

Publisher’s Note – Richland County is an area that clearly celebrates public art. Here is an idea of how art can be used in some new and creative ways. Be sure to click on the original post link above to see the art installation being discussed below.

By Kate Elizabeth Queram, Route Fifty

In the Westport neighborhood in Kansas City, Missouri, where Wyandotte Street meets Westport Road, something seemed to be missing. More…

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Coronavirus Stories From The Solutions Journalism Network

30 Apr , 2020  

We’re happy here at 1812Blockhouse to again share with our readers a round-up of recent stories about the COVID-19 pandemic from around the world and shared by the Solutions Journalism Network. Today, we share a collection written by Michael Davis, the Network’s region manager for the South.

This grouping of posts looks at some more positive aspects of how people, science, and ideas are coming together to address unparalleled challenges.


Welcome to the Everything Old is New Again edition of the feel-better round-up. More…

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