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Helping women help themselves

They opine that while self-help groups are best known for linking women to microcredit, they also become a platform for empowering women by engaging them in the development of their own rural communities and enabling progress towards behavior change. “But women in self-help groups don't stop at merely understanding healthy behaviours. They also collaborate with accredited social health activists to connect the community to the health system and even start to make extra demands of the system, so that they get the support they need to act on what they know."

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This #GivingTuesday, give the gift of good health and education

On #GivingTuesday – a day of donating and volunteering to kick off the holiday season – we wanted to share a few organizations that inspire us and our work.

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What it takes to close the opportunity gap in Washington state

A more equitable society would offer those resources to every student, focusing first on the places where resources have been lacking or denied, in order to intentionally close the opportunity gap.

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Schools Can’t Do It Alone: Afterschool & Summer Matter for Young People’s Success

Afterschool, youth development, and summer programs encourage skills that prepare students for the real world.

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Housing is Healthcare

Imagine a future in which a patient walks into a health clinic, and after a brief conversation with a doctor, the physician reaches for her prescription pad and writes, “1 unit, permanent housing with flexible supportive services.” She hands the scrip to her patient, who is able to have it filled as easily as an antibiotic.

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