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Hurricane Sandy: National Groups Join to Support Nonprofit Health Centers and Clinics

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National Association of Community Health Centers, Direct Relief; Establish Sandy Fund to Support Safety-Net Facilities in Affected Communities BETHESDA, Md., SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Nov. 7 – Two national nonprofit organizations, The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and Direct Relief International, announced today that they have joined together and established a special fund to support the patients and nonprofit […]

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Direct Relief Increases Commitment to Sandy Relief to $1 Million Cash

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$25 million in medical material also available; FedEx makes initial deliveries  of nutritional products for nonprofit health center patients in NYC SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Nov. 3 – Direct Relief has increased its financial commitment of cash to $1 million from its original $250,000 after receiving financial contributions totaling more than $500,000 for Hurricane Sandy over the past 48 hours. The […]

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Direct Relief Commits $250,000 for Hurricane Sandy Relief and Recovery Efforts

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$25 million in medical inventory also made available for affected areas  SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 31 – As the wide-ranging effects of Hurricane Sandy continue to be assessed, Direct Relief today committed an initial $250,000 and its entire $25 million stockpile of available medical inventories to support medical relief and recovery efforts in communities affected by the superstorm that hit […]

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Big Data vs. Big Storm: New Technology Informs Hurricane Sandy Preparedness, Response

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 Direct Relief gets help from Palantir to transform humanitarian relief with powerful analytical tools, enabling faster and more precise emergency response. SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 29 – As Hurricane Sandy barrels up the East Coast, Direct Relief is working with technology partners at Palantir to assess needs, determine likely emergency scenarios, and mount a targeted response for health clinic partners […]

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Preparing New Orleans, Gulf Coast for direct hit from Isaac

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Direct Relief’s pre-positioned Hurricane Preparedness Packs safeguard against health risks SANTA BARBARA, Calif., August 27, 2012 – As New Orleans and the U.S. Gulf Coast prepare for Isaac to make landfall, Direct Relief confirmed today that more than a dozen nonprofit clinics and health centers in the projected cone of the storm’s path have received pre-positioned Hurricane Preparedness Packs to […]

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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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