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Washington, D.C., wants to cut down on ambulance rides to ERs

Sep 2, 2019
A program aims to divert nonemergency 911 callers into rideshares that take them to clinics.
An ambulance rushes to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Patients in a mental health crisis often end up in ERs, which are ill-equipped to help

May 15, 2018
Emergency rooms are often the first places people end up during a mental health crisis. But many ERs aren’t really equipped to help. After they check in, patients can end up staying in emergency rooms for days just waiting for…

Conference of African-American women offers platform for exercising economic and political power

Feb 21, 2018
Black women own about 1.5 million businesses in the U.S. At an Atlanta gathering, they set an agenda for making their voices heard.
Labriah Lee Holt stands inside her blow-dry salon, which she plans to open in May. She'd like to see more support for women entrepreneurs of color.
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