Posts Tagged Safety Net

Partner Spotlight: Fighting Heart Disease in Florida

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In recognition of American Heart Month, we’re highlighting one of our Florida health center partners on the front lines of helping people in need access preventative care and treatment for heart disease, the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. Miami Beach Community Health Center (MBCHC) is one of a small number of community health […]

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Partner Spotlight: Supporting Women's Health in East Texas

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When 45-year-old Jennifer Young* found a lump in her right breast, she chose not to go to the doctor because she didn’t have insurance and couldn’t afford the visit and tests. “I literally had given up on life because of my living situation,” the Palestine, Texas resident wrote in a letter. But when the lump began to hurt, Jennifer knew she […]

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Patient Assistance Programs Still in Demand after Healthcare Reform

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As healthcare reform continues to be implemented over the next few years, the nonprofit clinics and health centers that make up a key component of our nation’s healthcare safety net are projected to be one of the primary access points for health care for tens of millions of the most vulnerable people. The mission of safety net clinics and health […]

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Patient Numbers and Chronic Diseases Surge at America’s Nonprofit Clinics

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Santa Barbara, CA – The increasing pressure on America’s nonprofit community clinics and health centers was documented in a report released today by Direct Relief International summarizing the most extensive data assembled on safety net providers who care for the country’s most vulnerable people. Clinics and health centers have long been considered an essential component of the safety net of […]

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Grant from The California Wellness Foundation to Expand Safety Net Healthcare Program in LA County

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Santa Barbara, CA (November 17, 2010) — Direct Relief International has received a grant totaling $175,000 from The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF) to fund the expansion of Direct Relief USA’s programs in Los Angeles County. Direct Relief USA is the largest and only nonprofit program of its kind to distribute donated medicines and medical supplies free of charge to community clinics and health centers […]

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Hurricane Katrina Five Years Later

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Five years ago Hurricanes Katrina and Rita ravaged coastal communities throughout the Gulf Coast, affecting over one million people and resulting in the largest natural disaster in U.S. history. Direct Relief International was one of the first nonprofit relief organizations to respond. Within one week, through its Direct Relief USA program, the organization furnished over $10 million in medical material […]

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