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NorCal Clinic Receives Emergency Shipment as Ponderosa Fire Grows

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  Direct Relief  sent an emergency shipment to Shingleton Medical Center in response to the fires burning in Northern California. The Ponderosa Fire has scorched 12,000 acres and is threatening over 3,000 structures in Tehama and Shasta Counties. Candy Stockton, Medical Director at Shingleton Medical Center, reports that an estimated 40 to 60 percent of the clinic’s 2,400 patients live in […]

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Medicaid patients surpass uninsured at safety net clinics, but why?

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Direct Relief’s State of the Safety Net 2012 report observed a major shift since 2007 in the number of Medicaid patients seen at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) relative to the number of uninsured patients. By 2010, the number of persons using Medicaid exceeded the number of uninsured for the first time since data was collected on FQHCs. Subsequent conversations […]

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Sikh Temple Shooting: Victim Relief Fund

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Direct Relief is working with members of the Sikh community and other community groups that have received charitable contributions to assist victims of the tragic August 5, 2012, mass shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. At the request of groups that have received charitable contributions in the aftermath of the profound tragedy, Direct Relief will […]

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Honoring Health Center Week in Newark

In celebration of National Health Center Week, Newark Community Health Centers, Inc. (NCHC) in Newark, NJ will be hosting an event Friday, August 10th at 11 AM ET. Direct Relief CEO, Thomas Tighe and Vice President, Philanthropic Investment Anthoula Randopoulos will be in attendance to honor the work of community health centers alongside NCHC staff. Guest speakers for the event […]

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Celebrating National Health Center Week

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Today marks the start of National Health Center Week, a chance to celebrate the achievements and contributions of community health centers. Nonprofit community clinics and health centers are an essential source of care for people without health insurance in the U.S., providing health services to over 20 million people—many in medically underserved communities. This year’s theme, “Powering Healthier Communities,” focuses on […]

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2012 State Of The Safety Net Report

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Direct Relief’s release of the 2012 State of the Safety Net report is part of an ongoing effort to provide information and analytic insight on the nonprofit providers who serve a critical role in treating America’s most vulnerable patients. The second annual State of the Safety Net report is a snapshot of the efforts by a wide array of providers […]

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