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AbbVie Employees Help Ready Families for Emergency

Employees helping pack family emergency kits at AbbVie's workplace giving campaign kick-off.

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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Update from Colorado Clinic Treating People Affected by Floods

Thousands of people were displaced by the recent floods in Colorado. Public domain photo.

As Direct Relief’s Emergency Team continues to deliver medicine and medical supplies to help people in need in Colorado following severe flooding that displaced thousands of people, health center partners in the field wish to pass along thanks to everyone who has supported the aid efforts. This week, the team received an update from staff at Sunrise Monfort Family Clinic Loveland location: […]

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Healthcare Reform and the Changing Landscape of Safety Net Providers

Venice Pharmacy

On the eve of healthcare reform implementation, safety net clinics and health centers treating the most vulnerable people around the country are preparing for changes that could bring increased access to insurance coverage for many of their patients. In review of the largest data set on clinics and health centers, Direct Relief found that health centers collectively treat more than […]

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Relief Efforts Continue for People Affected by Colorado Flooding

Emergency relief shipments arrive at Salud Family Health Center in Fort Lupton.

With thousands of people still stranded by the largest flooding event in the United States since Hurricane Katrina, Direct Relief’s emergency team continues to provide medical assistance for people in need in Colorado. So far, seven shipments of highly-requested products such as nutritionals, antibiotics, wound care, hand sanitizer, personal hygiene supplies, allergy medicines, and medicines for chronic conditions  have been […]

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Responding to Colorado Flooding

Direct Relief is sending emergency shipments of medicines and supplies to help people in Colorado recover after a week of rains left eight killed, 1,500 homes destroyed, and more than 1,000 people stranded.  Roads have been washed out leaving search-and-rescue teams operating via helicopter. According to the National Guard, the rescue operations are the largest civilian helicopter mission in the […]

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Emergency Preparedness Post-9/11: Equipping Local First Responders

21 Medical Reserve Corps Units in 18 California counties have been equipped with Direct Relief's 'grab-and-go' medical packs.

The tragic events of September 11, 2001 forever changed the way the nation prepares for disasters and unpredictable events. Recognizing the importance of  first-responders in the immediate aftermath of an emergency, the U.S. Surgeon General mandated in 2002 that each county in the U.S. recruit, train, and equip a group of local civilian volunteers, known as the Medical Reserve Corps […]

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