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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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Local volunteers assemble care packs for those in need

Personal Care Packs

Direct Relief’s warehouse was full of volunteers of all ages on Wednesday and Thursday working together to assemble 3,000  Personal Care Packs for their neighbors in need. They spent the day placing the donated items into a bag to be boxed up and shipped out to 32 social service agencies throughout Santa Barbara County for the low-income and at-risk individuals […]

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Partner Spotlight: Hope for Haiti Foundation

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Jean Elade Eloi was born in the small village of Zorangé located in the southeast district of Haiti, some 60 miles from the Haitian capital of Port-Au-Prince. From the age of 12, Elade has dreamed of helping his country, the least developed country in the Western Hemisphere. In 1999, his dream was realized when he opened the Hope for Haiti […]

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Medicaid patients surpass uninsured at safety net clinics, but why?

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Direct Relief’s State of the Safety Net 2012 report observed a major shift since 2007 in the number of Medicaid patients seen at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) relative to the number of uninsured patients. By 2010, the number of persons using Medicaid exceeded the number of uninsured for the first time since data was collected on FQHCs. Subsequent conversations […]

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Partner Spotlight: Every Child’s Dream Foundation

Partner Spotlight: Every Child's Dream Foundation

Direct Relief works with maternal and child health centers  around the world to make sure babies are born healthy. With the help of one of our amazing partners, not only do we help deliver essential medicines to newborns, but we help children enter the world knowing that someone cares about them. There are an estimated 300 million orphaned babies in the […]

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State of the Safety Net Release: Nonprofit Clinics Face Challenges

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An alarming majority of U.S. nonprofit health centers, community clinics, and free clinics are seeing increased patient numbers, expect to treat more patients without insurance and predict more challenging conditions in the upcoming year based on funding and patient trends, according to data released today in the largest national survey of these facilities. The findings are contained in Direct Relief’s […]

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