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Ebola: National Survey of U.S. Health Safety Net

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Survey Assesses Protective Gear Inventories at Safety-Net Health Centers and Clinics across the U.S. SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 – One-third of America’s safety-net facilities reported a limited supply of waterproof shoe covers, gowns, face shields, single-use respirators and other personal protective equipment (PPE) the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends for treating Ebola patients, a nationwide survey […]

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6 Month Update: Response to the World’s Deadliest Ebola Epidemic

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With your support, over the past six months Direct Relief provided over $6.98 million in total aid to ensure medical responders in West Africa have the medicines and supplies they need as they work to contain the Ebola epidemic. Thanks to you, Direct Relief has been able to support health professionals working locally and mobilize this targeted, large-scale response in […]

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5 Impressions From Caring for Syrian Refugees

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According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 6.8 million Syrians have been displaced and require humanitarian assistance since civil conflict began in 2011. Longtime Direct Relief board member Bert Green, MD recently led a mission to Jordon to provide medical care to refugees. Below are five impressions he shared after the trip. 1. War crosses all classes […]

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Hurricane Sandy: Support Continues Two Years Later

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Two years ago, Hurricane Sandy – the largest Atlantic hurricane on record – hit the Caribbean nations of Haiti, Jamaica, and Cuba before making its way up the mid-Atlantic region of the United States with powerful winds, driving rain, and high storm surges. More than 100 people died, thousands of homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed, and tens of […]

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CVS Health and Direct Relief Partner to Donate $1 Million in Flu Shot Vouchers to Uninsured Patients of Community Health Clinics

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WOONSOCKET, R.I. and SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 23, 2014 – CVS Health and Direct Relief announced today that they have partnered to provide $1 million in flu shot vouchers to community health clinic patients in underserved communities who lack health insurance. Nearly 100 participating clinics will identify uninsured individuals from their existing patient populations and provide them with a flu […]

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Help Save Lives: How To Create A Fundraising Webpage

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Want to rally your friends and family to support Direct Relief? Creating a fundraising webpage is an easy way to bring people together for a cause. Below is a step-by-step guide to help you get started. 1. Begin by clicking on Create A Fund Get there via www.directrelief.org > Participate > Fundraise on Our Behalf > Create your own fundraising […]

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