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Supporting Culturally-Sensitive Care at Denver Indian Health and Family Services

Denver Indian Health and Family Services provides care for more than 1,600 people annually.

Denver Indian Health and Family Services, Inc. (DIHFS), a Direct Relief health center partner located in downtown Denver, takes pride in their community and goes to great lengths to make sure their patients feel comfortable. “Native Americans like to come to a place with other Native Americans and native communities,” said Chief Operating Officer, Adrianne Maddux, adding that it’s helpful for […]

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Find Us in Flipboard's New "Big Ideas" Section

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Direct Relief is thrilled to be one of 20 nonprofits featured in Flipboard‘s recent launch of its “Big Ideas” category. This new category “celebrates innovative ideas, great speeches, industry thought leaders and inspirational organizations.” Flipboard is an digital social magazine that allows people to discover and share content in a visually compelling way by curating personalized magazines.  As part of […]

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Partnering with Denver Health to Strengthen Colorado&#39s Safety Net Care

Denver Health provides care for nearly 25 percent of Denver's population.

With approximately 767, 000 total annual outpatient visits, Direct Relief partner Denver Health and Hospitality Authority treats nearly 25 percent of people living in Denver, including one-third of its children, every year. Of the total patients served by the health system, approximately 340,000 patients are uninsured, many of whom are low-income. Denver Health has been in operation for 150 years, helping […]

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Responding to the Dengue Fever Outbreak in Honduras

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Direct Relief is preparing an emergency air shipment of medicine to partner Proyecto Aldea Global/Project Global Village  to address the outbreak of dengue fever in Honduras.  With more than 8,380 cases reported to date, dengue has been on a steady rise in Honduras since June, tripling the number of cases recorded at this time in 2012. Project Global Village works […]

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Why GIS Mapping Technology is a Powerful Tool for Humanitarian Aid

Esri President, Jack Dangermond, presents the President's award to Direct Relief board member, Dorothy Largay, and me.

Direct Relief was honored with the 2013 President’s Award from technology company Esri for outstanding use of mapping software known as geographic information systems (GIS) last Monday at the Esri International User Conference. Throughout the rest of the conference, while listening to terrific workshops and paper presentations on topics from cartographic design to the exploration of Mars, I had a […]

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Partner Spotlight: Offering Health and Hope in Colorado Springs

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Conveniently located directly across the street from a bus stop, Direct Relief partner, Mission Medical Clinic, began their practice in 2004. “Mission Medical gives people hope,” said Building Manager Chris Hampton. Mission Medical, a free clinic in Colorado Springs, provides care for uninsured adults ranging 19 to 64 years of age. The prime location allowed people with lower incomes to easily […]

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