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Aug 27, 2015, 13:36 ET
Representatives from BD, Direct Relief, and the National Association of Community Health Centers present the Innovations in Care Award to seven U.S. community clinics. Awardees include ACCESS Community Health Center, New York City, NY; Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc. Los Angeles, CA; Beaufort Jasper Hampton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc.; Ridgeland, SC; Cornell Scott-Hill Health Corporation, New Haven, CT; Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley, San Jose, CA; Jericho Road Community Health Center (JRCHC), Buffalo, NY; and Neighborhood Healthcare, Escondido, CA.

Community Health: Seven Health Centers Win National Award for Innovation in Diabetes Care

BD, Direct Relief, and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) honored seven of the nation's 1,200 community health centers...

Jul 22, 2015, 20:00 ET
Esri honored Direct Relief with a Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award for its work to build the Operations Room, a suite of mapping applications that use data to track the scope and enable a detailed comparison of the activities of community health workers. See the map here: http://1millionhealthworkers.org/operations-room-map/

Direct Relief Receives Esri's Special Achievement Award for Exceptional Application of Geospatial Technology

Direct Relief was honored by Esri today with a Special Achievement in GIS Award for its role in developing map applications for the One-Million...

Jun 16, 2015, 21:55 ET
Nepal Earthquake Response: Medical aid pallets from Direct Relief unloaded from cargo flight donated by FedEx. 5.9.15.

Earthquake Recovery: 21 Healthcare Companies Making a Difference in Nepal

A Direct Relief-chartered airlift landed today in Kathmandu with 55 tons of essential medications and emergency supplies to help people affected by...

Jun 04, 2015, 21:59 ET

Bungie Rallies 50,000 Gamers, Raises $1,026,006.80 for Nepal Earthquake Relief

 Several of Bungie's community members who helped raise money for earthquake relief and recovery in Nepal through gaming...

Jun 03, 2015, 08:40 ET
The first-ever Midwife Kit endorsed by the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) as a standard for midwives trained to ICM's competency standards. Developed by Direct Relief, in consultation with ICM experts, each Midwife Kit contains the 59 essential items a midwife needs to perform 50 facility-based deliveries. The Midwife Kits, valued at $1,250, or roughly $25 per safe birth, are provided free of charge to midwives in resource-constrained settings.

A Kit for Every Midwife: International Confederation of Midwives Endorses Direct Relief-Developed Midwife Kit as Global Standard

 The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) has provided its first-ever formal endorsement of a Midwife Kit as a standard for midwives...

Apr 26, 2015, 00:20 ET
Humanitarian medical inventory in Direct Relief warehouse. (http://www.directrelief.org)

Nepal Earthquake: Direct Relief Offers $100 Million in Medical Inventory, Commits Initial $50 Thousand Cash to Emergency Response

As the massive damage, tragic loss of life, and widespread injuries from today's magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal comes into...

Feb 04, 2015, 13:15 ET
Pallets of Ebola supplies from Direct Relief loading onto 747 at Los Angeles International Airport, bound for Liberia and Sierra Leone.

747 Jets to West Africa as Ebola Response Pivots toward Recovery

 A Direct Relief-chartered Boeing 747 departed Los Angeles International Airport today carrying more than $7 million in prescription medicines...

Dec 23, 2014, 15:20 ET
Offloading Ebola relief supplies from Direct Relief to aid in response efforts.

First Ebola Treatment Unit for Local Health Workers Arrives in Sierra Leone

In response to urgent requests from the Deputy Minister of Health and the Junior Doctors' Association of Sierra Leone, Direct Relief...

Dec 10, 2014, 10:05 ET

"Ten of the Best Charities Everyone's Heard Of"

 Charity Navigator, America's premier independent charity evaluator, has ranked Direct Relief No. 1 on its list of "Ten of the Best Charities...

Nov 13, 2014, 09:55 ET
The State of the Safety Net 2014 report aims to provide a current overview of health centers and clinics on the front lines of treating those who are most in need, without insurance, and living in poverty. Read the report at http://www.directrelief.org

Affordable Care Act: U.S. Nonprofit Safety Net Split along Medicaid Lines

 Nonprofit community health centers and clinics that provide preventive and primary healthcare services for 24 million people – or one in...

Oct 30, 2014, 13:16 ET
Ebola Outbreak: Emergency Medicine and Personal Protective Equipment from Direct Relief (directrelief.org) bound for medical staff battling Ebola in West Africa.

Ebola in the US: National Survey of America's Health Safety Net

One-third of America's safety-net facilities reported limited supplies of waterproof shoe covers, gowns, face shields, single-use respirators and...

Sep 20, 2014, 17:05 ET
A Direct Relief-chartered Boeing 747 departed John F. Kennedy International Airport September 20, 2014 with 100 tons of emergency medical assistance for communities gripped by Ebola. The airlift -- the largest to depart the U.S. since the outbreak began -- is bound for Liberia and Sierra Leone. (PRNewsFoto/Direct Relief)

Ebola Response: Humanitarian Charter 747 Brings 100 Tons of Medical Aid to Ebola Fight

A Direct Relief-chartered Boeing 747 departed John F. Kennedy International Airport today with 100 tons of emergency medical assistance for...

Sep 11, 2014, 10:35 ET
Haiti's First Lady Sophia Martelly and Health Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume tour  Direct Relief's warehouse in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, which holds a donation of millions of treatments for the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya. The virus has sickened tens of thousands in the Caribbean and Central America since its arriving in the region last year. (PRNewsFoto/Direct Relief)

Llegan a Puerto Príncipe medicamentos para tratar a uno de cada diez haitianos

Mientras el virus de la chikungunya, transmitido por mosquitos, continúa expandiéndose por América, la organización...

Sep 10, 2014, 17:56 ET
Haiti's First Lady Sophia Martelly and Health Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume tour  Direct Relief's warehouse in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, which holds a donation of millions of treatments for the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya. The virus has sickened tens of thousands in the Caribbean and Central America since its arriving in the region last year. (PRNewsFoto/Direct Relief)

Medicine to Treat 1 in 10 Haitians Arrives in Port-au-Prince

As the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus continues to spread throughout the Americas, humanitarian organization Direct Relief delivered enough...

Sep 04, 2014, 00:01 ET
Flash Poll: Survey Results of Community Health Center Sentiment, Conducted by Direct Relief (www.directrelief.org) (PRNewsFoto/Direct Relief)

Flash Poll: In States Expanding Medicaid, Community Health Centers Report More Patients, Fewer Uninsured

Community Health Centers (CHCs) across the country, which are the medical home for 1 in 15 people in the United States, are experiencing an overall...

Aug 25, 2014, 21:55 ET
Ebola Outbreak: Emergency Medical Supplies from Direct Relief (directrelief.org) Loaded onto 737 Charter Flight for Liberia. (PRNewsFoto/Direct Relief)

Ebola Outbreak: Six Nonprofits Team Up to Fill a 737 with 15,000 Pounds of Medical Supplies

 In collaboration with Airlink and Fort Worth-based ATX Air Services, LLC, Direct Relief today loaded a charter jet with emergency supplies...

Aug 14, 2014, 08:45 ET
Ebola Response: Emergency Medical Supplies Packed for West Africa by Direct Relief. (PRNewsFoto/Direct Relief)

22 Companies Commit Medical Resources to Fight Ebola

As Ebola marches through West Africa, inadequate supplies of personal protective equipment and medical resources expose doctors, nurses, and their...

Jun 11, 2014, 09:30 ET
Direct Relief's interactive hurricane map displays the latest hurricane activity and shows where essential medical supplies are pre-positioned with participating health care safety-net facilities. Data within the map includes the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's forecasts, as well as the historical paths of hurricanes, damage caused by county, and information on vulnerability. (PRNewsFoto/Direct Relief)

Calm before the Storms: Direct Relief Employs Data Analytics and Visualization Technologies to Expand Global Hurricane Preparedness

With the 2014 hurricane season officially underway, humanitarian organization Direct Relief has expanded its extensive medical pre-positioning...

May 20, 2014, 17:05 ET

Direct Relief Earns CECP Directors' Award for Corporate Humanitarian Collaboration with FedEx

CECP today presented its 2014 Directors' Award to humanitarian aid organization Direct Relief at the annual CECP Summit in New York City for its...

May 01, 2014, 17:05 ET

Sanofi US Donates Record Number of Epinephrine Auto-injectors to Help People at Risk for Severe, Life-threatening Allergic Reactions

The Sanofi Foundation for North America has donated more than 90,000 Auvi-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP) epinephrine auto-injectors to...