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Ebola: Survey of the U.S. Safety Net

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Survey Assesses Protective Gear Inventories at Safety-Net Health Centers and Clinics across the U.S. SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 – One-third of America’s safety-net facilities reported a limited supply of waterproof shoe covers, gowns, face shields, single-use respirators and other personal protective equipment (PPE) the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends for treating Ebola patients, a nationwide survey […]

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CVS Health and Direct Relief Partner to Donate $1 Million in Flu Shot Vouchers to Uninsured Patients of Community Health Clinics

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WOONSOCKET, R.I. and SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 23, 2014 – CVS Health and Direct Relief announced today that they have partnered to provide $1 million in flu shot vouchers to community health clinic patients in underserved communities who lack health insurance. Nearly 100 participating clinics will identify uninsured individuals from their existing patient populations and provide them with a flu […]

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Direct Relief Names Dawn Long New Director of Information, Technology, and Quality

Direct Relief is pleased to announce the appointment of Dawn Long to Director of Information, Technology and Quality. In this role, Long is charged with strategic leadership and oversight of Direct Relief’s information technology and quality management functions. Using commercial-grade technologies such as SAP and Palantir, Direct Relief manages and delivers vast quantities of life-saving medicines to thousands of health […]

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Ebola Response: Humanitarian Charter 747 Brings 100 Tons of Medical Aid to Fight Outbreak

A Direct Relief-chartered Boeing 747 departs John F. Kennedy International with 100 tons of emergency medical assistance for communities gripped by Ebola.

New York, New York, Sept. 20, 2014 – A Direct Relief-chartered Boeing 747 departed John F. Kennedy International Airport today with 100 tons of emergency medical assistance for communities gripped by Ebola. The West Africa-bound airlift — the largest to depart the U.S. since the outbreak began — arrives in Sierra Leone Sunday morning and Liberia that afternoon. As confirmed […]

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Flash Poll: In States Expanding Medicaid, Community Health Centers Report More Patients, Fewer Uninsured

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  Direct Relief announces survey results from the  2014 Community Health Institute (CHI) and EXPO, an annual conference hosted by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) NACHC honors Direct Relief with the Power of Partnership Award for efforts to help Community Health Centers serve their current patient-base of 23 million people. SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sep. 4, 2014 – […]

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Power of Partnership: Direct Relief Honored At National Community Health Center Conference

From left to right, Tom Van Coverdan, Ricardo Guzman, Thomas Tighe, Damon Taugher, Gary Wiltz M.D.

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 – The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) today honored Direct Relief, a humanitarian medical aid organization, for its unwavering commitment to supporting health centers across the United States that care for the nation’s most vulnerable people. The award was presented at NACHC’s 45th annual Community Health Institute (CHI) in San Diego, Calif., […]

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