April 8, 2021

Free Clinic sounds optimistic tone as vaccinations rise

A news release Thursday afternoon from the Fauquier Free Clinic, which also serves Rappahannock County, sees light at the end of a long tunnel: “After this horrible year, it feels so good to see that we’re moving forward and taking steps to help end this and protect our patients.” With a small but growing part of […]

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March 9, 2021

State College nonprofit’s vaccination efforts led by ‘local hero’ motivated by impact on community

Centre Volunteers in Medicine’s bootstrapped effort to vaccinate thousands of Centre County residents against the coronavirus is spearheaded by a woman who has poured in at least 50 hours per week for months. Clinical Services Director Kristi Mattzela is the nonprofit’s COVID-19 vaccine coordinator, a wide-ranging job that includes everything from placing orders to scheduling […]

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February 23, 2021

Making the Most of Free Medical Clinic Experience

Premed students can gain clinical knowledge and leadership skills while helping underserved patients at free clinics. Free medical clinics are health care clinics in the community that provide care to underserved patients at no cost to them.  Some free medical clinics focus on specific patient populations like homeless individuals. Others are connected to community-based organizations […]

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February 3, 2021

Omaha shelter one of first in U.S. to start COVID-19 vaccinations for homeless

Impressed with efforts at Open Door Mission, head of U.S. homeless council opts to get his vaccination there. OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – On Wednesday, the Open Door Mission became one of the very first homeless shelters in the country to vaccinate residents and staff against COVID-19. Three days before his birthday — and in between his cancer […]

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January 6, 2021

State Farm donates vans to 5 McLean County nonprofits

BLOOMINGTON – Home Sweet Home Ministries had no consistent way of transporting people from their shelter to various locations in the area. The Bloomington nonprofit serving the homeless and hungry received its first vehicle Wednesday from State Farm Insurance, along with four other local nonprofit organizations. “The donation of this van allows us to transport our […]

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December 1, 2020

New patients can be served at non-profit pharmacy

CHARLOTTE — North Carolina’s only statewide nonprofit pharmacy program for the low-income and uninsured, NC MedAssist, is actively seeking new patients thanks to funding from the North Carolina CARES Act, which provides assistance to state, local and Tribal governments navigating the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. The money can help up to 7,500 new patients across […]

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