Posts Tagged California

Dental Clinic Helps Central Coast Children Smile Brighter

Children who attended the dental clinic each took home dental kits to maintain their healthy smiles.

Thirty-seven children in Santa Barbara County received dental care free-of-charge on Saturday as part of the Healthy Smiles program, coordinated by Direct Relief in collaboration with other local organizations. The clinic is held annually during February, National Children’s Dental Health Month. Hosted at the office of Dr. Samuel Burg in Santa Maria, Calif., the goal of Healthy Smiles is to […]

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Culturally Sensitive Care Reduces Hypertension Among Diabetes Patients

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In recognition of American Diabetes Month, Direct Relief is spotlighting Asian Health Services (AHS), a health center that cares for people in need across Alameda County, Calif. and has developed an innovative approach to assist its predominately Asian patients with diabetes. When Lily* began taking care of her ailing mother, the stressed 58-year-old’s own health started to suffer. After a […]

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Responding to Wildfires Across California

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#455054570 / gettyimages.com In response to nearly a dozen wildfires burning across California, Direct Relief has offered assistance to health center partners located near the affected areas. Firefighters throughout the state are battling 11 wildfires, several of which have forced hundreds of residents to evacuate, reports the LA Times. The fires include the Meadow fire in the Yosemite National Park […]

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Responding to the Miguelito Brushfire in California’s Central Coast

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Direct Relief is in contact with partners near the Miguelito brushfire near Lompoc, Calif. that began this afternoon and has grown to 150 acres. Residents living near the fire are under a mandatory evacuation order, reports KEYT NewsChannel3. Two evacuation centers have opened, with one specifically focused on helping people with medical needs resulting from the fire. The Emergency Response Team […]

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Responding to the Etiwanda Fire in Southern California

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In response to the Etiwanda Fire burning near Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Direct Relief has offered assistance to its health center and clinic partners in the area. Nearly 1,700 homes have been ordered to evacuate as a result of the wind-driven brush fire that began this morning in a remote canyon area north of the city, reports KTLA. The blaze has spread to […]

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Local Students Pack Dental Supplies for Kids in Need

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A class of students from Cate School in Carpinteria, Calif. organized 3,000 dental kits last week at our warehouse as part of their annual Public Service Day. The kits – which contain toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss – will be distributed to local organizations providing dental care to Santa Barbara County kids in need, including: Eastside Family Dental Clinic; Isla Vista Youth Projects; Santa […]

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