Posts Tagged State of the Safety Net

Patient Care at Community Health Centers Rivals Private Practices, Study Finds

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  The news on quality of care in the U.S. healthcare safety net is surprisingly good, according to a recent study by Dr. Randall Stafford M.D., Ph.D. of Stanford University and colleagues from the University of California, San Francisco. Despite treating significantly more “medically and socially complex patients” than those seen by private providers, community health centers actually provide “better […]

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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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Honoring Health Center Week in Newark

In celebration of National Health Center Week, Newark Community Health Centers, Inc. (NCHC) in Newark, NJ will be hosting an event Friday, August 10th at 11 AM ET. Direct Relief CEO, Thomas Tighe and Vice President, Philanthropic Investment Anthoula Randopoulos will be in attendance to honor the work of community health centers alongside NCHC staff. Guest speakers for the event […]

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Celebrating National Health Center Week

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Today marks the start of National Health Center Week, a chance to celebrate the achievements and contributions of community health centers. Nonprofit community clinics and health centers are an essential source of care for people without health insurance in the U.S., providing health services to over 20 million people—many in medically underserved communities. This year’s theme, “Powering Healthier Communities,” focuses on […]

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2012 State Of The Safety Net Report

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Direct Relief’s release of the 2012 State of the Safety Net report is part of an ongoing effort to provide information and analytic insight on the nonprofit providers who serve a critical role in treating America’s most vulnerable patients. The second annual State of the Safety Net report is a snapshot of the efforts by a wide array of providers […]

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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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