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747 Jets to West Africa as Ebola Response Pivots toward Recovery

Pallets of Ebola supplies from Direct Relief loading onto 747 at Los Angeles International Airport, bound for Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Direct Relief Delivers 83 Health Facility Supply Modules, Prescription Medicines to Help Revitalize Ebola-Affected Health Facilities SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 4, 2015 – A Direct Relief-chartered Boeing 747 departed Los Angeles International Airport today carrying more than $7 million in prescription medicines as well as supply modules to sufficiently equip 83 health facilities in Liberia and Sierra Leone for several […]

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First Ebola Treatment Unit for Local Health Workers Arrives in Sierra Leone

Pallets of medical supplies from Direct Relief offloaded at airport

View image | gettyimages.com Direct Relief delivers two 10-bed medical tents specifically for local health staff in Sierra Leone SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 23, 2014 – In response to urgent requests from the Deputy Minister of Health and the Junior Doctors’ Association of Sierra Leone, Direct Relief delivered two 10-bed medical tents to Sierra Leone for the treatment of local health workers […]

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Ten of the Best Charities Everyone’s Heard Of

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Direct Relief Tops Charity Navigator’s List SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 10, 2014 /Direct Relief/ — Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator, has ranked Direct Relief No. 1 on its list of “Ten of the Best Charities Everyone’s Heard Of.” Charity Navigator, which helps inform intelligent giving decisions through objective ratings and in-depth analysis of U.S. charities, based the top ten […]

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The Affordable Care Act: Safety Net Split along Medicaid Lines

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Direct Relief releases The State of the Safety Net 2014 report on U.S. nonprofit community health centers and clinics Download the full report 2014 here SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Nov. 13, 2014 — Nonprofit community health centers and clinics that provide preventive and primary healthcare services for 24 million people – or one in 13 persons in the U.S. – report that the first […]

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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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