Posts Tagged Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCS)

Detroit Health Center Gives People in Need the Gift of Healing

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Michael Morgan had a special wish last year: “I wanted a nice smile for Christmas.” As a result of an 18-year drug addiction, Michael had only 13 teeth remaining. Most adults have 32. Michael was turning his life around through a recovery program and wanted to repair his smile as part of his start to a renewed life. Michael found […]

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The Affordable Care Act: Safety Net Split along Medicaid Lines

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Direct Relief releases The State of the Safety Net 2014 report on U.S. nonprofit community health centers and clinics Download the full report 2014 here SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Nov. 13, 2014 — Nonprofit community health centers and clinics that provide preventive and primary healthcare services for 24 million people – or one in 13 persons in the U.S. – report that the first […]

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Supporting Innovative Diabetes Care in New Jersey

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In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month, Direct Relief is highlighting its health center partner, Zufall Health Center (ZHC) in Dover, N.J. for their innovative approach to diabetes care. Zufall recently received a $100,000 award as one of this year’s BD Helping Build Healthy Communities award recipients. The program is a multi-year initiative, funded by health care company, BD, and implemented together with Direct Relief, to provide […]

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Healthcare Reform and the Changing Landscape of Safety Net Providers

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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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Medicaid patients surpass uninsured at safety net clinics, but why?

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Direct Relief’s State of the Safety Net 2012 report observed a major shift since 2007 in the number of Medicaid patients seen at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) relative to the number of uninsured patients. By 2010, the number of persons using Medicaid exceeded the number of uninsured for the first time since data was collected on FQHCs. Subsequent conversations […]

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State of the Safety Net Release: Nonprofit Clinics Face Challenges

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An alarming majority of U.S. nonprofit health centers, community clinics, and free clinics are seeing increased patient numbers, expect to treat more patients without insurance and predict more challenging conditions in the upcoming year based on funding and patient trends, according to data released today in the largest national survey of these facilities. The findings are contained in Direct Relief’s […]

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