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clinics and health centers receive assistance. Americares delivers medicine and supplies valued at over $200 million every year for patients, along with health programming. The support allows partner clinics to provide comprehensive care, improve health outcomes and reduce costs for patients. Worldwide, Americares supports more than 4,000 local health centers. Partner

health facilities range from large government hospitals in major cities to small health posts in rural communities where patients walk for hours to receive care. Last year alone, Americares delivered enough medicine worldwide to fill 16 million prescriptions for patients in need. Americares also implemented health programs focused on nutrition, diabetes

many patients would probably forgo or delay care until they have a medical emergency. Macauley opened the first Americares Free Clinic in 1994 to expand access to care for the working poor. Over the years, the program has grown to become the largest free clinic network in the state, serving 3,000 patients annually. The clinics are staffed by volunteer doctors, nurses, interpreters and administrative help and draw on the resources of community hospitals, laboratories, specialists and pharmacies to deliver comprehensive outpatient care. The Americares clinics are part of a larger network of safety net providers the organization supports nationwide with medicine, supplies, education and technical assistance. More than 1,000 BEDDER/GETTY IMAGES FOR AMERICARES; AMERICARES SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF GLOBAL PROGRAMS DR. E. ANNE PETERSON AND AMERICARES EMERGENCY PLANNING SPECIALIST TOM COTTER HELP UNLOAD A PLANELOAD OF MEDICINE AND SUPPLIES BY HAND IN SAN JUAN ON OCT. 1, 2017. PHOTO BY ALEJANDRO GRANADILLO/AMERICARES. TOP TO BOTTOM: JOE SCARBOROUGH, MIKA BRZEZINSKI, TONY GOLDWYN, JONATHAN BUSH JR., MICHAEL J. NYENHUIS. PHOTO BY BRYAN

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