December 8, 2021

Eko and the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics Partner to Improve Cardiovascular Care in Medically Underserved Communities

Eko donates smart stethoscope and telehealth kits to free & charitable clinics across 33 states, enhancing cardiac screening services to uninsured and medically underserved Americans OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eko, a cardiopulmonary digital health company, today announced its partnership with the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC). The partnership [...]
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December 7, 2021

NAFC included in CVS Health commitment to maternal health as part of Biden-Harris Maternal Health Call to Action Day

The NAFC is grateful to be included in our partner CVS Health’s commitment to addressing maternal health disparities with a $1.74M investment, which it announced as part of today’s Biden-Harris Maternal Health Call to Action Day. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Black women in the U.S. are three times more likely to die […]

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November 23, 2021

GivingTuesday 2021: A Movement of Global Generosity

This GivingTuesday, consider making a tax-deductible donation to the NAFC! You can make a secure, online donation by clicking here.  As the world continues to navigate an increasingly tumultuous decade, the concept of generosity – of giving, receiving, and connecting – is evermore important. Each individual holds the ability to use generosity in ways that make a difference in the world, […]

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November 15, 2021

Flu Vaccination: Protecting Communities One Shot at a Time

Each year, there are countless reasons for healthy people to receive the influenza vaccine as flu season arrives. From fever and coughing to body aches and vomiting, the symptoms associated with viral influenza are unpleasant at best—and they can be life-threatening at worst, especially in immunocompromised and other at-risk individuals. Getting a flu vaccine is [...]
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October 26, 2021

Cold Season: Staying Healthy, Staying Safe

The cooler months of the year aren’t just the time for holiday festivities. Unfortunately, lower temperatures can also bring on an increased spread in viruses, which means – cold season is here! Fortunately, there is no solid evidence that exposure to cold temperatures will always result in a cold (only viral infection can do that), […]

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September 27, 2021

NAFC: Celebrating 20 Years of Healthcare for the Uninsured

Nearly 20 years ago, an important thought came to a group of dedicated individuals concerned with the healthcare disparity for the millions of Americans across the country without access to lifesaving medical support. This group, so deeply empathetic to the unique needs and hardships of the nation’s medically underserved, provided the foundation for what the National […]

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August 31, 2021

Hurricane Season: How to Stay Safe, Be Prepared and How the NAFC Responds

In the United States, hurricanes have been a historical source of destruction for countless geographic regions across the country. With the potential to cause billions of dollars in damage, hurricanes are often considered one of the costliest natural disasters common to North America and its shores. With hurricane season underway, one of the most effective […]

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August 5, 2021

Medication Can Be An Expensive Barrier to Care. At Charitable Pharmacies, It’s Free.

Charitable pharmacies are a medication safety-net for those who can’t afford their medications and would otherwise be turned away. In the U.S., those who can’t afford their medications often go without them. Most pharmacies charge for prescription drugs and, unlike hospital emergency rooms, “if you don’t have the money, you get turned away,” said Rusty […]

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July 30, 2021

NAFC 2021 Achievements of Excellence

This month, we’re proud to announce that our organization has earned a 2021 GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency and a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator—two of the highest achievement distinctions a charitable organization can receive. Helping more of the nation’s most vulnerable access quality health care We at the National Association of Free and Charitable […]

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