Posts Tagged Hurricane Sandy

Restoring Health Care Services for New York Families in Need

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Direct Relief helped restore access to health care services for New York families in need last week by connecting The Floating Hospital with emergency fuel rations. The organization – which cares for about 80 percent of the homeless families in New York City, including the majority of homeless children – lost electrical power, phones and internet communications in the wake […]

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Monitoring Infectious Disease Trends After Sandy

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In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and the winter storm which struck Wednesday and Thursday, Direct Relief continues to monitor possible infectious disease trends in addition to our elevated attention to chronic illness. Operational Biosurveillance, which Direct Relief helps to fund for their work specific to Haiti, has released an epidemiological forecast, or prediction of the likelihood for imminent spread of infectious disease, for […]

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Using Mobile Technology to Guide On The Ground Response After Sandy

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  From Sunday through Thursday this past week, Direct Relief’s initial post-disaster assessment team visited clinical healthcare partners around the New York area to determine the scope of damage and scale of needs. In many cases the team was confronted with chaotic situations that required rapid orientation on the ground.  Clinics had just re-opened their doors after a week of […]

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Supporting Health Centers Treating Those Without Heat After Sandy, Snowstorm

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Direct Relief is sending shipments of essential medical supplies to a number of groups who are directing their efforts at both clinical and outreach services in  areas without heat after Sandy. With the arrival of the nor’easter storm on Wednesday and Thursday, which many residents of New York likened to the sequel of the horror film that was Hurricane Sandy, […]

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Devasted Brooklyn Health Center Continues Care

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An urgent shipment of medicines and supplies arrived this afternoon at Direct Relief’s newest health center partner, Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center – the only community health center located in Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood and one of six in the Addabbo network. “This is sent from heaven,” exclaimed Bea Cordero, the clinic site manager. “It’s like Christmas!” The staff […]

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Hurricane Sandy: National Groups Join to Support Nonprofit Health Centers and Clinics

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National Association of Community Health Centers, Direct Relief; Establish Sandy Fund to Support Safety-Net Facilities in Affected Communities BETHESDA, Md., SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Nov. 7 – Two national nonprofit organizations, The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and Direct Relief International, announced today that they have joined together and established a special fund to support the patients and nonprofit […]

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