Building A Healthy America, One Patient At A Time

NAFC Mission

To ensure that the medically underserved have access to affordable quality health care.

NAFC Vision

To be a national voice promoting quality health care for all.

Organization Values and Guiding Principles

  • WE BELIEVE access to health care should be a right, not a privilege.
  • WE VALUE human dignity and ACCESS to quality, compassionate health care.
  • WE VALUE the individuality of our member clinics and their ability to adapt to community needs and resources.
  • WE VALUE volunteerism.
  • WE VALUE community ownership, service and collaboration.

Within our Association, we value volunteerism, generosity, collaboration and human dignity. We believe that all individuals, regardless of their age, sex, income, education, immigration status, ethnicity, color of skin, religion, or sexual orientation should have access to affordable, quality health care.

Policy Governance

The NAFC organization utilizes the policy governance model. Under this system, the following Ends Priorities were established:

NAFC Ends Priority 1.1​ – The medically underserved have access to information to assist in their search for quality healthcare.​

NAFC Ends Priority 1.2​ – Public Policy, regulations and legislation effectively address the needs of the medically underserved.

NAFC Ends Priority 1.3​ – Free and Charitable Clinics have resources that increase their capacity to serve those with unmet healthcare needs.​

NAFC Ends Priority 1.4 ​- There is growth in public awareness and support of the medically underserved, and the critical role of Free and Charitable Clinics.​

NAFC Ends Priority 1.5 ​- There is a recognized​ standard of excellence for Free and Charitable​ Clinics​.

NAFC Ends Priority 1.6 – There are resources available to Free and Charitable Clinics and Pharmacies focused on diversity, equity and inclusion.