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Camps Create Positive Peer Pressure for Youth With Diabetes

Campers smile for a group shot at Camp Colorado. Photo by Emily Fay.

Starting this Sunday, hundreds of kids living with Type 1 diabetes in Colorado finally felt “normal” as they arrived in Eagle Lake, just outside of Woodland Park, for the first day of Camp Colorado. Camp Colorado is one of 118 diabetes summer camps across 45 states and Puerto Rico where Direct Relief is shipping medical supplies donated by its supporter […]

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$1.5 Million in Grants to Hurricane Sandy-Battered Nonprofit Health Centers in NY, NJ

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Direct Relief and National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) announce relief to health centers affected by the storm SANTA BARBARA, Calif., July 2 – Twenty-six nonprofit health centers in Hurricane Sandy-affected areas of New York and New Jersey learned today that they would receive cash grants — collectively totaling $1,500,000 — to boost recovery efforts and continue providing essential […]

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5 Ways Direct Relief is Delivering A World of Good This Summer

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While summertime signals rest and relaxation for many, Direct Relief continues to accelerate through its humanitarian activities. Among many ways the organization will help people this summer, over the next three months, Direct Relief will: Enable 23,000 kids who attend special camps for children with diabetes across the U.S. to receive insulin and essential medical materials to help manage their […]

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Global Health Intern Alum Earns Prestigious Public Health Fellowship

Michael Jacobson was recently accepted into the

Direct Relief was excited to learn this week that Michael Jacobson – who was a part of the first University of Michigan Interdisciplinary Global Health Internship team that traveled to Bolivia with Direct Relief last Summer – was  recently accepted into the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Public Health Associate Program (PHAP). The associate program is a competitive two-year paid fellowship in which […]

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Update: Colorado Wildfires Response

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In response to several major wildfires in Colorado, Direct Relief has shipped 14 deliveries of critical medicines and medical supplies to three health centers treating people affected by the smoke and flames. During the Black Forest Fire, Mission Medical Clinic and Open Bible Medical Clinic – both in Colorado Springs – expanded their care under the emergency circumstances to help treat […]

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Helping Local Students in Need Maintain a Healthy Smile

Direct Relief local programs manager, Martha Angeles (right), teaches local students brushing and flossing techniques.

Direct Relief is working with the United Way of Santa Barbara County to help 200 local families in need maintain healthier smiles by providing supplies and hygiene education to children participating in the Fun in The Sun (FITS) program. Fun in the Sun is a nationally-recognized summer learning program for homeless and low-income children. Qualifying students participate in educational and recreational activities […]

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