Bristol-Myers Squibb to Support AmeriCares and the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. in a New Program Aimed at Treating Patients Co-infected with Hepatitis C and HIV
(Boston, MA, April 13, 2016) – The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) and AmeriCares, with the aid of a multi-year product-donation from Bristol-Myers Squibb, have initiated a first-of-its-kind program in Africa and Asia aimed at curing hepatitis C (HCV) among patients co-infected with HCV and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Bristol-Myers Squibb has agreed to immediately begin providing enough of the HCV medicine Daklinza (daclatasvir) to treat 10,000 patients.
AmeriCares and Nestlé Send Water to Flint
Stamford, Conn. – Jan. 28, 2016 – AmeriCares and Nestlé Waters North America are delivering bottled water to Flint, Michigan, where the tap water is tainted with lead.
AmeriCares Announces Major Donation to Help Americans with Thyroid Disease
Stamford, Conn. – Jan. 25, 2016 – AmeriCares is helping thousands of Americans with thyroid disease thanks to a major medication donation in recognition of Thyroid Awareness Month.
Close Joins AmeriCares Board of Directors
Stamford, Conn. –Dec. 14, 2015 – AmeriCares is pleased to announce Dr. Katy Close has been elected to the AmeriCares Board of Directors. A board-certified internist specializing in medical care for the underserved, Dr. Close practices at the AmeriCares Free Clinics in Connecticut, providing primary care services to low-income patients without health insurance.
Free Clinic Transforms Life of Asthma Patient and Family
An asthma patient finds treatment at AmeriCares mobile free clinic in Stamford CT. Access to care transforms life for the patient and his family.
AmeriCares Survey: Free and Charitable Clinics Adapt Models in Affordable Care Act Era
Free and charitable clinics that serve over 2 million patients in the U.S. are adapting their operational model in innovative ways to accommodate declining resources under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new AmeriCares study.
New Flu Shot Campaign for Uninsured Americans
Stamford, Conn. – Oct. 15, 2015 – Uninsured Americans in seven states will have the opportunity to receive flu shots at no cost this fall thanks to a new collaboration between AmeriCares and Walgreens.
Responding to Historic South Carolina Flooding
AmeriCares is rushing emergency medicine and relief supplies to South Carolina for families affected by the historic flooding. The shipments are headed to three free clinics in the state serving uninsured and low-income families
AmeriCares Responds to Historic South Carolina Flooding
Stamford, Conn. – Oct. 7, 2015 – AmeriCares is rushing emergency medicine and relief supplies to South Carolina for families affected by the historic flooding.
Tony Goldwyn Takes the Stage at AmeriCares Airlift Benefit
Stamford, Conn. – Oct. 6, 2015 – The AmeriCares Airlift Benefit on Oct. 3, 2015, raised a record $2.6 million for the emergency response and global health organization’s work in more than 90 countries.
AmeriCares to Launch New Program for U.S. Patients with Mental Illness
Stamford, Conn. – Sept. 28, 2015 – AmeriCares will expand access to care for low-income patients living with mental illness by donating medications to community mental health centers across the U.S.
Helping Free Clinics Build and Strengthen Access to Health Care
AmeriCares is providing primary support for the 2015 National Survey of Free & Charitable Clinics – a key initiative to assess the impact of health reform on safety net clinics and identify new needs and resource gaps that have resulted from health reform.
Responding to Devastating Storms in IL, OK, & TX
AmeriCares rushed medical and humanitarian aid to local partners in Oklahoma, Texas and Illinois after days of tornadoes and record rainfall in the Plains and Midwest region caused major flooding in May and June.
Selkowitz named AmeriCares SVP and Chief Marketing Officer
Stamford, Conn. – July 6, 2015 – AmeriCares, the emergency response and global health organization, has welcomed Jed Selkowitz as its Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. In his new role, Selkowitz is charged with providing both strategic leadership and hands-on tactical execution of the organization’s brand marketing and communications efforts.
Free Medical Care Pulls One Woman Back from the Brink
For a woman in South Carolina, the Anderson Free Clinic, with support from AmeriCares, has become a lifeline as she struggles to manage serious health issues with limited resources.
Leamon Elected AmeriCares Chairman
Stamford, Conn. – June 29, 2015 – AmeriCares is pleased to announce former Deloitte Global Managing Director Jerry Leamon has been elected chairman of the AmeriCares Board of Directors.
Advance Preparation Crucial to Quick, Effective Hurricane Response
Hurricane season is underway and AmeriCares prepares long before a hurricane strikes so that crucial medicines and relief supplies are in the hands of response partners and survivors as quickly as possible.
AmeriCares Honors Bristol-Myers Squibb with Power of Partnership Award
Stamford, Conn. – June 8, 2015 – AmeriCares, in partnership with the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA), has presented its annual Power of Partnership Award to Bristol-Myers Squibb in recognition of its outstanding commitment to increasing access to medicine, health worker safety and improving the wellbeing of children worldwide.