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Responding to Deadly Midwest Tornadoes

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Direct Relief’s emergency team has offered assistance to its clinic and health center partners located near the areas of Indiana and Illinois where more than 80 tornadoes were sighted Sunday, killing at least six people and injuring 200 more. Though the storms are over, the risks aren’t. With as many as 400 homes destroyed in Washington, Ill. alone, many people […]

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Hurricane Sandy: One Year Later

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One year ago, Hurricane Sandy – the largest Atlantic hurricane on record – pounded the Caribbean nations of Haiti, Jamaica, and Cuba and then made its way up the mid-Atlantic region of the United States with powerful winds, driving rain, and high storm surges. More than 100 people died, thousands of homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed and tens […]

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Tracking Flu Trends to Better Support Health Centers

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Seasonal influenza ranks among the most serious recurrent public health threats in the US each year, killing an average of 36,000 people. Normally, as the flu season gets underway during the September-October time frame, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provide an invaluable service by keeping a close watch on the changing numbers of flu cases distributed around the country. […]

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Aid Ready as Tropical Storm Karen Approaches Gulf Coast

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As Tropical Storm Karen approaches the U.S. Gulf Coast, Direct Relief’s Emergency Team has reached out to its at-risk health center partners who have pre-positioned medicines and supplies on hand in case of emergency. Though the winds carrying Tropical Storm Karen have dropped and it is not expected to become a hurricane, NBC reports that experts recommend people in the area brace […]

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Canaries in the Affordable Care Act Coal Mine

As the only nonprofit licensed to distribute Rx medications in all 50 states and conducting the largest charitable medicines program in the country with a network of roughly 40 percent of America’s nonprofit community health centers and charitable clinics, Direct Relief has a unique perspective on the gaps that exist in the healthcare safety net that exists in our country. […]

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AbbVie Employees Help Ready Families for Emergency

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One thousand emergency kits are ready for families in need thanks to the service of thousands of employees from biopharmaceutical company AbbVie who packed the kits as part of their workplace giving campaign kick-off held Tuesday at their North Chicago, Ill. headquarters. A number of the assembled packs will likely be shipped to Colorado in the coming days to help […]

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