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:
Both the House and the Senate moved swiftly and passed a $1.5 trillion piece of Tax Legislation which is the most sweeping tax overhaul in decades. The bill will now be sent to President Trump to sign into law.
This Tuesday, November 28, 2017, the NAFC is once again participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. Or as we like to call it - #GivingHealthDay!
The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics has been closely monitoring the House and Senate actions as they discuss their Tax Cuts and Jobs Act package. The NAFC was very concerned with the direction both of the tax bills were taking prior to the Senate adding the repeal of Individual Mandate to their bill. This, in addition to the existing provisions of the bill, will have massive negative impacts on our member organizations.
The San Francisco Free Clinic (SFFC) is a non-profit founded in 1993 by two family physicians. The clinic’s formal mission is two-fold: to provide free medical care for people with no health insurance, and to help train future generations of primary care providers. The clinic places equal focus on these two missions.
Over the last month, our country has endured riots, wildfires, floods and now two record breaking hurricanes. Providing health care in disaster impacted areas is critical, and yet unfortunately this is often difficult, not to mention heart breaking.
Located in Anderson, South Carolina, the Anderson Free Clinic strives to fulfill their mission to serve the health needs of the underserved citizens of Anderson County through community engagement and partnerships with those who care.
The impact of Hurricane Harvey is devastating. The stories seen on the news and the first-hand accounts that we at the NAFC are hearing from our clinics, patients, staff, volunteers and friends is just heartbreaking.
The NAFC is thrilled to be partnering with Direct Relief in a Continuity in Care Grant program, making one-year grants available to Free and Charitable Clinics, Charitable Pharmacies and State Associations that are members in good standing of the NAFC.