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Community Unites for Joplin Memorial Walk

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This is a personal “From the Field” story by Direct Relief Employee Alivia Birdwell, Partner Liaison for USA Programs. May 22, 2012 marked the one year anniversary since the deadly tornado that struck Joplin, MO, devastating much of the community and resulting in the death of 161 people. One year later, the damage of the tornado is still apparent. However, while […]

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Partner Spotlight: St. Charles Community Health Center

This is part of our partner interview series featuring James Comeaux of St. Charles Community Health Center in Luling, LA. St. Charles Community Health Center (SCCHC) based in Luling, Louisiana, has provided quality, accessible primary healthcare services to their community’s uninsured and underinsured populations since 2002. Their network of five centers provides comprehensive services to more than 16,000 patients. Services […]

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Addressing the Health Care Gap in Detroit

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This is part of our partner interview series featuring Mark Kirsch of Community Health and Social Services, Detroit, MI Nearly 40 years ago, community hospitals throughout Southwest Detroit closed. Healthcare providers fled the city to work in the suburbs leaving a gap in healthcare services for the city’s residents. To address the need and increase access to care, Community Health […]

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Update from 5 USA Partners Impacted by Flooding & Tornadoes

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April 2012 marks the one year anniversary of devastating tornadoes and floods that spanned from the Midwest through the Southeast. The storms resulted in hundreds of injuries, mass structural damage, forced closures of health facilities, and the displacement of many families. Safety net clinics were a key source of support to communities impacted by the storms. Direct Relief provided emergency […]

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Tornadoes Hit Texas; Assistance Offered

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In response to tornadoes in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, an offer of assistance email has been sent out to 21 partners. Injuries have been reported and the National Weather Service has issued tornado warnings for north-central Texas.

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Helping Uninsured Women with Family Planning

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Teva Pharmaceuticals has provided Direct Relief USA with a donation of women’s health products valued at $3 million (wholesale). The donation of 5,000 units of ParaGard®, an intrauterine copper contraceptive, will be distributed by Direct Relief to the network of clinic and health centers across the United States that are treating low-income people. ParaGard® is approved by the FDA for […]

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