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Project HOPE began its first program in the United States in 1969 in Texas. HOPE trained community health assistants and established a nursing degree program at Laredo Junior College to increase access to health care services and improve the health care for Hispanic communities in Laredo and helped develop the first Native American operated health care system in the U.S., known today as the Navajo Nation Health Foundation.

When Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, HOPE responded by sending 75 medical volunteers to the region to work aboard the U.S Navy Hospital Ship Comfort and ashore to provide needed care for hurricane survivors HOPE also provided more than $3 million worth of urgently needed medical supplies and medicines including antibiotics, pain medication, bandages and first aid kits.

After answering the call for immediate relief, Project HOPE continued to help the damaged health care system rebound by partnering with Coastal Family Health Centers (CFHC) in Moss Point, Mississippi, establishing and furnishing a primary care clinic with the help of donors and partners who supplied buildings. Project HOPE also secured and coordinated a vehicle to serve as mobile dental clinic.

In 2009 Project HOPE announced a program in New Mexico to address disparities in chronic disease by increasing access to prevention education, screenings, check-ups and specialty services via telehealth. HOPE, with the help of partners, developed a mobile unit to travel the state raising community awareness and training health workers increase access to care.

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