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Patient Care at Community Health Centers Rivals Private Practices, Study Finds

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  The news on quality of care in the U.S. healthcare safety net is surprisingly good, according to a recent study by Dr. Randall Stafford M.D., Ph.D. of Stanford University and colleagues from the University of California, San Francisco. Despite treating significantly more “medically and socially complex patients” than those seen by private providers, community health centers actually provide “better […]

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Update: Isaac Response Continues

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Direct Relief is providing Tetanus and flu vaccines and coordinating recovery efforts with partner nonprofit clinics and health centers in areas of Louisiana and Alabama affected by Hurricane Isaac. The vaccines are provided at the request of St. Charles Community Health Center and EXCELth Family Health Center in Louisiana to protect residents displaced by the storm or engaging in cleanup […]

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September is National Preparedness Month

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Emergency preparedness is a key focus of Direct Relief, and the organization works to equip partners in numerous ways. Based on years of experience responding to large-scale emergencies worldwide, Direct Relief has developed programs that help address the needs of vulnerable communities before a disaster strikes. Direct Relief’s preparedness programs are designed to ensure partner healthcare facilities have the necessary […]

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Zynga and Players of Mafia Wars Help Prepare for Emergencies

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Just in time for National Preparedness Month, which begins September 1st, Direct Relief is partnering with social gaming company, Zynga, to help communities around the world prepare for emergencies. Beginning today, one of Zynga’s most popular games, Mafia Wars, will allow players to get involved in Direct Relief’s preparedness initiatives by featuring a limited edition item for purchase in the […]

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Responding to Isaac and excessive flooding along Gulf Coast

Hurricane Isaac Threatens New Orleans and the Gulf Coast

The Direct Relief Emergency Response Team has been in continual contact with dozens of partners along the Gulf Coast, monitoring health needs and offering its emergency supply of medicine and medical supplies to the  hurricane and tornado affected areas.   One of Direct Relief’s partners, Dr. Monir Shalaby, Medical Director of EXCELth Primary Health Care in New Orleans, reported that EXCELth is primarily working […]

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Cruise Celebrates Santa Barbara Vintners’ Record-Setting Auction

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Last week, Direct Relief hosted an evening cruise on the Channel Cat in celebration of a record-breaking amount raised during the 2012 American Riviera Wine Auction hosted by the Santa Barbara Vintner’s Foundation (SBVF) back in February. The seventh biennial American Riviera Wine Auction held Feb. 11 at the Coral Casino raised $550,000 for Direct Relief – almost 50 percent more than […]

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