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The Promising Practices database informs professionals and community members about documented approaches to improving community health and quality of life.

The ultimate goal is to support the systematic adoption, implementation, and evaluation of successful programs, practices, and policy changes. The database provides carefully reviewed, documented, and ranked practices that range from good ideas to evidence-based practices.
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Acupuncturists Without Borders (Sandia Park, NM)

Filed under Good Idea, Health / Alternative Medicine

Goal: The mission of Acupuncturists Without Borders is to help alleviate suffering of people worldwide through community acupuncture treatment and training.

AIDS Care Project (Boston, MA)

Filed under Good Idea, Health / Alternative Medicine

Goal: The goal of the AIDS Care Project is to provide acupuncture therapy to people living with HIV/AIDS.

American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) (Des Plaines, IL)

Filed under Good Idea, Health / Cancer

Goal: The American Brain Tumor Association exists to eliminate brain tumors through research and to meet the needs of brain tumor patients and their families.

Being Alive (West Hollywood, CA)

Filed under Good Idea, Health / Alternative Medicine, Urban

Goal: Being Alive is a nonprofit membership organization created and operated by and for people living with HIV/AIDS that aims to build a healthier and more powerful community of HIV-positive people.

Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic (Oakland and San Francisco, CA)

Filed under Good Idea, Health / Alternative Medicine, Women, Urban

Goal: CMCC’s mission is to ensure more equitable access to the full range of evidence-based cancer treatments, programs and resources that could potentially benefit individuals diagnosed with cancer, allowing the women who come to our clinics to make informed choices about their health care and their lives.

Guatemala Acupuncture and Medical Aid Project (GUAMAP) (Tucscon, AZ)

Filed under Good Idea, Health / Alternative Medicine, Rural

Goal: The goal of GUAMAP is to train rural community health workers to provide remote settlements in northern Guatemala with access to sustainable, low-cost, low-technology, effective health care through the use of acupuncture.

Partners in Healing (Merced County, CA)

Filed under Good Idea, Health / Access to Health Services, Racial/Ethnic Minorities

Goal: The goal of the Partners in Healing Program is to improve health care and access to health services among Hmong refugees.

Publication: Best Practices for Chiropractic (Lexington, SC)

Filed under Good Idea, Health / Alternative Medicine

Goal: The publication will address the disparity of best practices information for certain types of spinal and neuromusculoskeletal conditions.

The Becoming Center (Ambler, PA)

Filed under Good Idea, Health / Older Adults & Aging, Elderly

Goal: The goal of the center is to help members achieve total health, fitness, and wellness.

The PanAfrican Acupuncture Project (Brookline, MA)

Filed under Good Idea, Health / Alternative Medicine

Goal: The goal of the PanAfrican Acupuncture Project is to train locals in acupuncture techniques so that they can use this alternative healing method in their communities to treat symptoms of HIV/AIDS, malaria, and TB.