2018 has been another busy year for the NAFC and our members! As 2018 comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to provide an overview of the work we have accomplished throughout the year.
We have two days for getting deals – Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On #GivingTuesday, we have a day for giving back. #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in countries around the world. Millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in.
During this Thanksgiving week, the saying “actions speak louder than words” resonates with me strongly as I reflect on my gratitude. The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics is honored, humbled and extremely grateful that we are comprised of a community of doers. A community of member organizations, volunteers, partners and donors who all come together with the NAFC to ensure the medically underserved throughout the country have access to quality health care.
Throughout the United States, people give their time and talents to serve those in need in their communities. In Free and Charitable Clinics, Charitable Pharmacies, state associations and NAFC partner organizations across the country, medical and non-medical staff and volunteers work tirelessly to provide accessible, affordable health care to medically underserved people.
As Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast and makes landfall, our thoughts are with all who are in the path of the storm, including our local Free and Charitable Clinics and their staff, volunteers and patients who will be impacted by this storm.
A year ago, Hurricane Harvey swept through the Houston area and devastated communities. The NAFC and Direct Relief teamed up to provide relief grants to Charitable Clinics that were in affected communities to support continued recovery efforts, to recoup expenses and/or reinforce emergency preparedness efforts related to the hurricanes which allows for the continuity of crucial life-saving care to those most vulnerable in their communities.
The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is excited to share that the organization has earned the 2018 Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. The NAFC is thrilled to once again receive the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar.
The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is thrilled to share that we have once again received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Their coveted 4-star rating demonstrates strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.
The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is disappointed that the health care of 9 million children was caught in the political cross fire on Capitol Hill as Congress failed to pass a spending bill, resulting in the government shutdown.
The NAFC wishes you a Happy New Year! As we are look forward to what's to come in 2018, and toward working to build a healthy America, one person at a time, we first wanted to take a look back at 2017! 2017 was a very busy and eventful year for the country, for our members and for the NAFC. Below is a high-level overview of some of the accomplishments of the organization from the past year: