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Aid Ready as Tropical Storm Karen Approaches Gulf Coast

TS Karen 10 04 2013

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

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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