Direct Relief USA Programs

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See how Direct Relief collects donated medicines and medical supplies from leading medical manufacturers and healthcare companies, then provides them to a network of more than 1,000 free clinics and health centers for their uninsured and low-income patients.

Also discover how Direct Relief tracks storms and disasters using Google technology and how clinics use Direct Relief's SAP system to order from Direct Relief’s inventory of products based on their patients’ needs.

Direct Relief USA is the largest nonprofit of its kind, and the only non-profit licensed to distribute medicine in all 50 states.

Learn more at http://DirectRelief.org

Participate with support at http://directrelief.org/donate

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Direct Relief USA Programs

  1. 1. STRENGTHENING THEHEALTHCARE SAFETY-NETDamon TaugherDirector, Direct Relief USAwww.directrelief.org/usa
  2. 2. • Founded in 1948 TO PROVIDE DONATIONS of medicine & medical supplies• Nonsectarian, apolitical, privately funded• In 2010, distributed $300 MILLION in assistance in 71 countries, $49 million in the United States
  3. 3. 1 IN 8 BABIES DIE IN INFANCY EVERY YEAR.NEARLY 4,000 SOMALI WOMEN DIE IN CHILDBIRTH Edna became the first woman inher country to: • Attend high school • Drive • Attend nursing school • Work for the Word Health OrganizationWith her life savings she opened a EDNA ADAN, SOMALILANDhospital and in eight years, it hastreated more over 68,000 patientsand has delivered over 9,600 safebirths
  4. 4. • Direct Relief WORKS IN 72 COUNTRIES in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and United States• Our focus is on MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH, DISEASE PREVENTION & TREATMENT, HEALTH SYSTEMS STRENGTHENING• Providers range from LARGE URBAN HOSPITALS to SMALL RURAL CLINICS• Webinar Dec. 14th at 10AM for more information.
  5. 5. • More than 50 MILLION PEOPLE are without health insurance• MORE THAN 25% of Americans under age 65 did not fill a prescription due to cost• Poor health and poverty are closely related• “Healthcare Safety Net” – emergency rooms, government public health clinics, and nonprofit COMMUNITY CLINICS AND HEALTH CENTERS
  6. 6. AUGUST 2005 HURRICANE KATRINA
  7. 7. WE ASKED:• What is needed?• Can we help?• Where would it be sent?Direct Relief ‘s 2ND LARGEST RELIEFEFFORT.More than $50 MILLION IN MEDICALASSISTANCE to hundreds ofproviders
  8. 8. • CREATE A NETWORK for any clinic and any company• 10,000 CLINICS nationwide • 18 million patients • 38% have no insurance • 92% earned an income less than $21,660
  9. 9. 1. Address the unmet need for medicine2. Grow and strengthen the network3. Enhance emergency preparedness and response4. Understand the medically underserved
  10. 10. SAFETY NET SUPPORT - Increasing Access to Medication for underservedPeopleEMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE - Building the Capacity ofResponders in Times of Crisis
  11. 11. • Ongoing donations to over 1,000 CLINICS AND HEALTH CENTERS nationwide• Nationwide PROGRAMS SUPPORT UNINSURED, AT-RISK PATIENTS WITH DIABETES, ASTHMA, AND INFLUENZA.
  12. 12. You can only DO IN EMERGENCIES, WHAT YOU DO EVERY DAY.Direct Relief is the ONLY LICENSED NONPROFIT TO DISTRIBUTE MEDICINE INALL 50 STATESNATIONAL NETWORK of partners that care for at-risk patientsDEEP EXPERIENCE WITH RESPONSE in the most regulated industryKey relationships with STATE AND NATIONAL RESPONDERS
  13. 13. Only nonprofit program that distributes medicine to all 50 states1,000+ clinics and health centers nationwide$250 million in donated medicine and medical suppliesParticipation of 100 MEDICAL/PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIESMore than $5 MILLION IN TARGETED CASH GRANTS
  14. 14. DAMON TAUGHER, DIRECTOR, DIRECT RELIEF USA Telephone: (805) 964-4767 dtaugher@directrelief.org www.directrelief.org/usa DOWNLOAD AND SHARE THIS PRESENTATION: http://slideshare.com/DirectRelief

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