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Community Outreach Care in Oregon Helps Babies Get a Healthy Start

A mother plays with her baby at one of Siskiyou Community Health Center's meet ups to support new moms and babies. Photo courtesy of Siskiyou Community Health Center. (Baby in picture does not represent baby described in the text.)

For a young family from rural southwest Oregon, the birth of their first daughter was riddled with challenges. The baby was born two months premature and spent her first two months of life in the hospital, located more than 60 miles away from the family’s home. Without resources to travel back and forth between the neonatal unit and their house, […]

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Increasing Access to Specialty Care in Rural Missouri with Telehealth

The Fordland Clinic in Missouri treats 5,000 patients each year. Photo courtesy of Fordland Clinic.

For people living in the rural town of Fordland, Mo., accessing specialty health care from a physician in Kansas City or Columbia means a long drive, time off of work, and lots of gas money. Without ample resources, many choose to go without, sometimes suffering for years with an ongoing health condition. That’s why Fordland Clinic – a member of Direct […]

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Six Reasons to Celebrate Nonprofit Clinics and Community Health Centers

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Few options to receive basic, quality, and affordable health care exist for the more than 45 million people living in the U.S. without health insurance and the millions more who are underinsured. That’s why Direct Relief provides support to more than 1,000 nonprofit community clinics and health centers in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. which serve as a safety-net, […]

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Responding to the Southern Oregon Wildfires

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View Larger Map In response to the major wildfires burning across southwest Oregon, Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team has reached out to its health center network in the area and has sent overnight a shipment of urgent supplies to help people suffering from smoke-related symptoms. Staff at Siskiyou Community Health Center, a Direct Relief partner with three sites in both Grants […]

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Supporting Culturally-Sensitive Care at Denver Indian Health and Family Services

Denver Indian Health and Family Services provides care for more than 1,600 people annually.

Denver Indian Health and Family Services, Inc. (DIHFS), a Direct Relief health center partner located in downtown Denver, takes pride in their community and goes to great lengths to make sure their patients feel comfortable. “Native Americans like to come to a place with other Native Americans and native communities,” said Chief Operating Officer, Adrianne Maddux, adding that it’s helpful for […]

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Partnering with Denver Health to Strengthen Colorado's Safety Net Care

Denver Health provides care for nearly 25 percent of Denver's population.

With approximately 767, 000 total annual outpatient visits, Direct Relief partner Denver Health and Hospitality Authority treats nearly 25 percent of people living in Denver, including one-third of its children, every year. Of the total patients served by the health system, approximately 340,000 patients are uninsured, many of whom are low-income. Denver Health has been in operation for 150 years, helping […]

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