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Detroit Health Center Gives People in Need the Gift of Healing

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Michael Morgan had a special wish last year: “I wanted a nice smile for Christmas.” As a result of an 18-year drug addiction, Michael had only 13 teeth remaining. Most adults have 32. Michael was turning his life around through a recovery program and wanted to repair his smile as part of his start to a renewed life. Michael found […]

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Volunteers Pack 3,000 Care Kits for Neighbors in Need

Volunteers assemble Personal Care Packs. Photo by Jay Farbman.

Hundreds of volunteers of all ages from the Santa Barbara area came to Direct Relief on Tuesday and Wednesday to assemble 3,000 Personal Care Packs for people in need in Santa Barbara County. “It is such a rewarding thing to be able to help other people,” said longtime volunteer Sandra Williams. Direct Relief’s Personal Care Packs contain basic hygiene items […]

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Your Vote Needed: Help People in the U.S. Access Health Care

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Direct Relief is eligible for a $100,000 grant through Hospira’s (Mission: Care)2  program but we need your vote! These funds will support our 1,200 safety net health center and clinic partners in all 50 U.S. states who help people access the medical care they need. >>You can vote here for Direct Relief and watch our video about the safety net […]

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Culturally Sensitive Care Reduces Hypertension Among Diabetes Patients

Asian Health Services

In recognition of American Diabetes Month, Direct Relief is spotlighting Asian Health Services (AHS), a health center that cares for people in need across Alameda County, Calif. and has developed an innovative approach to assist its predominately Asian patients with diabetes. When Lily* began taking care of her ailing mother, the stressed 58-year-old’s own health started to suffer. After a […]

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NY & NJ Mobile Medical Units to Receive Emergency Packs

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Every health center-based mobile medical unit in New York and New Jersey will soon be equipped with a Direct Relief Emergency Medical Pack as a result of insights gained following Hurricane Sandy. Each of the 120 packs will be filled with the most critical items for emergency medicine and will help boost health centers’ capacity to respond to future disasters […]

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The Affordable Care Act: Safety Net Split along Medicaid Lines

Direct Relief USA

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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