1. Green City, Clean Waters 9 minute Overview


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    When it rains in the City of Brotherly Love, problems soon follow because more than half the city has "combined" sewers - pipes that carry both storm water and sewage. When it rains, the system fills quickly. The surplus, which includes raw sewage and road oil, backs up into basements and gushes untreated into rivers through 164 overflow pipes. Instead of going the route of many other cities and building miles-long, multibillion-dollar tunnels to hold storm-water overflows--and then pumping it back into the system when the rain stops--Philadelphia's 20-year stormwater management plan is based on "green infrastructure" and offers benefits that can be appreciated above the ground. Philadelphia's plan envisions transforming the city into an oasis of rain gardens, green roofs, treescapes, and porous pavements, which advocates say is cheaper than tunnels and makes for a more liveable, prettier city with higher property values and better community health.

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    • The Plaza


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      The face of mariachi in Los Angeles is changing. From the space where the roving musicians congregate to the backgrounds of the players in the bands, the mariachi scene has undergone a facelift. L.A.'s newest light rail line runs through the heart of La Plaza Del Mariachi in Boyle Heights where dozens of the players congregate all week long waiting for gigs across the city. At the same time, second-generation mariachis feel a responsibility to uphold the musical traditions brought to the barrio from Mexico. A full report on the Boyle Heights neighborhood with pictures and audio can be found here: http://www.scpr.org/boyleheights/ Mariachi Sensasional is: Juan Rojas - Vihuela Violeta Rojas - Violin Maria G. Rojas - Violin Mike Rojas - Guitarrón Edgar Tlapala - Violin Felix Toris - Trumpet The brothers playing the guitar are Steve and Jonathan Perales. Video by Grant Slater Additional reporting by Leslie Berestein Rojas

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      • Vtamonthly


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        Vitamonthly is a monthly subscription service for your daily health essentials enabling you to get your daily health essentials, at very healthy prices, delivered right to your door every 90 days. And because Vitamonthly knows you care, every time someone buys, they donate, to help your neighbourhood get healthy, too! Video production and animation by Simple Story Videos www.simplestoryvideos.com

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        • Botanicas de la Villita


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          Botanicas (literal translation: "botany stores") can be found in Hispanic and Caribbean communities in cities across America. Most botanicas purvey goods and services including herbal and folk medicines, religious items, and holistic health advice, while a smaller subset offer spiritual procedures such as cleansing or spell-casting. In Chicago, more than a dozen botanicas can be found operating along or near 26th Street from Kedzie to Kostner in Little Village, the heart of the city's Mexican immigrant community. This video is part of a series profiling Chicago businesses, subcultures and landscapes. These short, lyrical documentaries aspire to be art cinema, ethnographies and experiments in form. Brian Ashby's co-directorial debut, Scrappers www.scrappersmovie.com, won Best Documentary at the 2010 Chicago Underground Film Festival and made Roger Ebert's list of top documentaries for that year. Emmanual Camacho is an instructor at Yollocalli Arts Reach, an initiative of the National Museum of Mexican Art; he recently shot and acted in the narrative feature Maydays www.maydaysmovie.com (2013 Chicago Latino Film Festival). Gabriela Fernandez is a journalist and travel writer who recently arrived in Chicago after earning her MA in International Development and Cooperation. Akemi Hong is Senior Designer at JB Chicago and an instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The Grid is funded in part by the Chicago Instructional Technology Foundation Digital Media Production Fund.

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          • HealthPoint 2011


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            While the rest of us bicker over privatized medicine or whether we'll ever achieve universal health care, HealthPoint just quietly goes about the business of finding ways to provide medical care for the underserved. This highly effective non-profit has served suburban King County (surrounding Seattle) for 40 years, and is viewed by many as a true model of how community health care should be delivered.

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            • Thats My Thing


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              One of several films I facilitated making with people dealing with a mental illness. The funding for 12 months was provided by Knox City Council to help these people share their stories with the community.

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              • This Time - Echuca Specialist School


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                Students at Echuca Specialist Schools perform their song about bullying.

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                • “Determinantes sociales de la salud:la prevención desde la epidemiología social”


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                  Ponencia realizada en la jornada "Prevención en el Sistema Sanitario: ¿hacia dónde vamos?" por Manuel Franco MD, PhD. Investigador, Departamento de Epidemiología, Centro Nacional de Investigación Cardiovascular Profesor Adjunto, Departamento de Epidemiología, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Jornada organizada por la Dirección General de Salud Pública del Gobierno del Principado de Asturias. 17 de febrero 2009. http://pss17.wordpress.com/

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                  • Shape Up Somerville


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                    An interview with Mayor Joe Curtatone about Shape Up Somerville. This innovative, nationally-recognized community health effort is located in Somerville, Massachusetts. For more information visit www.somervillema.gov

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                    • Engaging communities to improve maternal health (2 of 2 videos)


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                      Global Maternal Health Conference 2013 Communities have an active and important role in maternal health outcomes. In Haiti, Sankar described a 5 year scale up of community intervention work in Petit-Goâve. Gebrekiristos used a Participatory Community Quality Improvement tool to assess community engagement in Ethiopia. In Pakistan, Noorani described the use of community midwives in rural areas where 1/3 of deliveries were attended to by skilled care. Okuga studied community quality improvement teams, brought to deliver maternal and newborn education and care to Eastern Uganda. In Ghana, Awoonor-Williams described an emergency transport and mobile technology program to assist emergencies. Byamukama studied the characteristics of women seeking ANC services in Uganda, finding that social support was a major factor in seeking care. Moderator: John Koku Awoonor-Williams, Ghana Health Service Pwoje Konbit Sante Kominate: Public-private partnerships in community health systems strengthening for better maternal health outcomes in rural Haiti Girija Sankar, Global Health Action Abstract: https://meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/Sankar%20587.pdf Community engagement in improving access and quality of maternal and newborn health services in Ethiopia Tewabech Gebrekiristos, JSI Research and Training Institute Presentation: https://meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/Tewabech%20Gebrekiristos.pdf Training and support for the community midwifes to improve the availability of maternal and newborn health services in Chitral District of Pakistan Qayyum Ali Noorani, Aga Khan Foundation Pakistan Abstract: https://meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/Noorani%20826.pdf Use of community quality improvement teams to improve maternal and newborn health care in rural Eastern Uganda Monica Okuga, Makerere University School of Public Health Abstract: https://meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/Okuga%20914.pdf Lessons learned from a community-engaged pilot for developing and testing emergency referral systems in an impoverished and remote district of northern Ghana John Koku Awoonor-Williams, Ghana Health Service Abstract: https://meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/Awoonor-Williams%201178.pdf The role played by social support in early attendance of antenatal care among pregnant women in Kabale District, south western Uganda Natukunda Peace Byamukama, Uganda Red Cross Society Abstract: https://meeting.tfigroup.com/TFI/media/uploaded/EVTFI/event_743/Peace%20Byamukama%20242.pdf Filmed in Arusha, Tanzania. Thursday, 17 January 2013

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