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.
AmeriCares Names Peterson to Lead Global Health Programs
Stamford, Conn. – March 2, 2015 – AmeriCares, the Stamford-based emergency response and global health organization, has welcomed Dr. E. Anne Peterson, MD, MPH, as its new senior vice president of global programs.
Cardiovascular Medicine Headed to U.S. Clinics
Stamford, Conn. – Feb. 26, 2015 – AmeriCares is supplying medication for 60,000 uninsured Americans suffering from cardiovascular disease in recognition of American Heart Month. The medications, valued at $3.5 million, are headed to free clinics and other safety net providers nationwide participating in AmeriCares U.S. Medical Assistance Program.
Donated Heart Medicine is a Lifesaver for Low-Income U.S. Patients
Two uninsured patients with cardiovascular disease find relief from serious health worries at safety net clinics providing free medicine, including medications donated by AmeriCares.
Jennifer’s Story: Getting Her Life Back
A 37-year-old woman faces a life-threatening situation and finds a pathway to a new, healthy life with the help of the Greenville Free Medical Clinic and AmeriCares.
AmeriCares and AMA Launch Program to Help Low-Income Americans Prevent Diabetes
AmeriCares and the American Medical Association (AMA) are introducing a targeted health care program designed to help low-income and uninsured Americans delay or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. Seven free and charitable clinics have been chosen to launch the Initiative.
AmeriCares Airlift Benefit Raises a Record $2 Million
Stamford, Conn. – Sept. 23, 2014 – The AmeriCares Airlift Benefit on September 20, 2014, raised a record $2 million for the emergency response and global health organization. Longtime AmeriCares supporter Tony Goldwyn was the special guest, and featured speakers Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Providing Temporary Shelter for Texas Border Crisis
Working with a local partner on the Texas border, AmeriCares has provided a new, air-conditioned tent to ensure that migrant families fleeing violence in Central America have a safe place to sleep and receive care before they continue on their journey.
Water Delivery Resupplies Food Bank after Toledo Water Ban
AmeriCares and Nestlé Waters North America delivered three truckloads of bottled water to the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank after toxins found in the city’s water supply led to a weekend-long water ban that affected 500,000 Ohio and Michigan residents.
AmeriCares Sends Relief Supplies for Detroit Flooding
Stamford, Conn. –Aug. 14, 2014 – AmeriCares is delivering relief supplies to help clean up homes damaged by historic flooding in the Detroit metropolitan area.
OdysseyRe Foundation Donates $2 Million to AmeriCares
Stamford, Conn. – August 7, 2014 – The OdysseyRe Foundation has committed $2 million over the next five years to support AmeriCares disaster response work and the AmeriCares Free Clinics in Connecticut.