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Claudia Thomas Riché is creating a collaborative network of nurses and positioning nurses as health changemakers within and beyond the clinic walls, into the community, in order to promote better health habits and disease prevention. Read more

Scott Strode

Ashoka Fellow since May 2019

United States
Scott Strode is building a new community-based network for supporting individuals in recovery from Substance Use Disorder (SUD). He is building a “tribe” through which community members can form meaningful strength-based relationships and build a sense of self-esteem and competence through group... Read more

Sixto Cancel

Ashoka Fellow since Mar 2019

United States
By transforming the way thousands of young people age out of foster care, Sixto Cancel is transforming the overall child welfare and foster care system itself. He’s doing this by hacking the case management system to not only put young people in charge, but to use the data he gleans from successful... Read more

Michael ElNemais Fawzy

Ashoka Fellow since Feb 2019

Egypt
Through a comprehensive system that successfully brings together parents, teachers, social workers and psychologists, Michael is instilling and promoting resilience in high-risk, underserved children to recover from or positively adapt to adverse circumstances. Read more

Kristina Saffran

Ashoka Fellow since Jan 2019

United States
Kristina Saffran and Project HEAL are building a new model of community-based peer support and care for people with eating disorders—while simultaneously working to eliminate the barriers between people with EDs and the full recovery they deserve. Read more

David Yeung

Ashoka Fellow since Oct 2018

Hong Kong
David Yeung is seeking to mitigate the impact on the environment and climate change caused by vast consumption of beef, poultry and pork by offering consumers in Greater China and East Asia easy ways to reduce meat in their daily diet and shift to a more sustainable plant-based choice in diet. Read more

Sachin Chaudhary

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2018

India
Sachin is improving emotional resilience and well-being for all by focusing on prevention and early intervention for mental health issues, and by empowering individuals and organizations to take proactive action, create awareness, destigmatize mental health, and to promote overall well-being for our... Read more

Erica Gerrity

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2018

United States
Incarcerated women in the US are particularly unwell and routinely denied access to quality healthcare in a system that was designed “by men, for men”. Through Ostara, Erica Gerrity transforms the experience of health education and prison birth and – in so doing – correctional facilities themselves.... Read more

Jessica Ladd

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2018

United States
Jess has designed a new victim-centered way to report sexual assault, identify repeat offenders, and provide institutions – beginning with universities – with relevant data to guard against and respond to the problem. Read more

Dorica Dan

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2018

Romania

Dorica is revolutionising the field of care for rare disease patients, transitioning from a rigid system to a collaborative approach. She uses a flat leadership model and creates new roles to navigate it. She is building a world in which all rare diseases patients have equal and free access to...

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