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Partner Spotlight: Fighting Heart Disease in Florida

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In recognition of American Heart Month, we’re highlighting one of our Florida health center partners on the front lines of helping people in need access preventative care and treatment for heart disease, the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. Miami Beach Community Health Center (MBCHC) is one of a small number of community health […]

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Partner Spotlight: Equipping Reach Out WorldWide Responders

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In light of Paul Walker’s recent death, Direct Relief is spotlighting the extraordinary work of his organization, Reach Out WorldWide (ROWW). While many knew him as the star of The Fast and the Furious movie series, Direct Relief was fortunate to know him as the founder of one of our emergency response partners working to help people in need. Our team became […]

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Partner Q&A: Expanding Health Care Access in Rural Liberia

Meet Alice Johnson, who works as a clinical mentor for Direct Relief’s partner organization, Last Mile Health – a nonprofit working to deliver quality health care to people in need in rural Liberia. Alice  presented on a mental health panel at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)  annual meeting held last week in New York City. When she’s not traveling, she recruits, trains, […]

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Essential Fistula Surgery Equipment Arrives in Malawi

Direct Relief recently delivered a second shipment of medical supplies to the Bwaila Fistula Center in Lilongwe, Malawi, a facility committed to treating women with obstetric fistula. Obstetric fistula is a hole in the birth canal that is caused by prolonged and obstructed labor. If untreated, a woman with obstetric fistula will experience constant and uncontrollable leakage of urine and/or […]

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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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Partnering with Denver Health to Strengthen Colorado's 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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