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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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Partner Spotlight: Family Care Health Centers

This is part of our partner interview series featuring Barry Wilson of Family Care Health Centers in St. Louis, MO. After 37 years of practice, Pharmacist Barry Wilson BS, MS, JD made a career decision. Having worked in a variety of settings, including pharmaceutical manufacturing, small neighborhood stores, chain stores, and nuclear pharmacy, Wilson decided to focus his work on […]

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Partner Talk: Last Mile Health

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Today Direct Relief partners Dr. Raj Panjabi and Agatha Sandy visited our headquarters to discuss their work with Last Mile Health, an organization in Liberia seeking to bring health care to the world’s remote villages by training local women, former patients, and refugees to be frontline health workers. In the post-civil war country where 2/3 of the women were raped […]

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Partner Spotlight: St. Charles Community Health Center

This is part of our partner interview series featuring James Comeaux of St. Charles Community Health Center in Luling, LA. St. Charles Community Health Center (SCCHC) based in Luling, Louisiana, has provided quality, accessible primary healthcare services to their community’s uninsured and underinsured populations since 2002. Their network of five centers provides comprehensive services to more than 16,000 patients. Services […]

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Clinic Partner: Rugarma Hospital, Uganda

Baby after C-Section at Rugarama Hospital

Rugarama Hospital is a private not for profit Hospital situated in Kabale a south western district of Uganda just north of Rwanda; the District population is over 500,000.  The Uganda  under-five mortality rate is at  99 deaths/1,000 live births (2010)  and the Maternal mortality also remains rather high in Uganda at 430 deaths/100,000 live births (2008). Most women die as […]

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Addressing the Health Care Gap in Detroit

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This is part of our partner interview series featuring Mark Kirsch of Community Health and Social Services, Detroit, MI Nearly 40 years ago, community hospitals throughout Southwest Detroit closed. Healthcare providers fled the city to work in the suburbs leaving a gap in healthcare services for the city’s residents. To address the need and increase access to care, Community Health […]

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