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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – Resources for General Information, Preparedness and Prevention


Free and Charitable Clinics throughout the U.S. are at the frontlines of community healthcare needs and concerns.  As concerns over the Coronavirus increase, the NAFC has compiled resources regarding the disease spread, preparedness and prevention. 

For information on Coronavirus Disease 2019, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) webpage providing educational resources and updates on the disease: http://www.coronavirus.gov​.  

Within this website you can find a wide variety of resources including information about how the disease spreads, symptoms and prevention, has resources for communities, healthcare professionals and more, and has regular updates on the disease.

Below are specific links within the above site with important information.

A Year in Review at the NAFC - 2019

It has been another busy year for the NAFC!  

We want to take a moment to thank our members for the important work they do providing accessible health care to the medically underserved in our country.  We also want to thank all of our partners, funders, donors and supporters whose dedication to the NAFC, our members and our patients is beyond appreciated.  Together, we will all continue the important work towards our mission to ensure that the medically underserved have access to affordable, quality health care.

Below please find a summary of some of the 2019 NAFC efforts broken down into the categories of the NAFC governance policy priorities.

NAFC ENDS PRIORITY 1.1 - The medically underserved have information to attain quality healthcare.

December 3rd is Giving Tuesday – Give the Gift of Health!


There are the days focused on shopping and getting those deals – Black Friday and Cyber Monday – and then there is Giving Tuesday, a day to give back and help those in need! 

This Giving Tuesday – December 3rd – help the NAFC kick off our end of year giving campaign and give the gift of health!

Our 1,400 Free and Charitable Clinics and Pharmacies throughout the country and 200,000+ volunteers give back to their communities by providing access to affordable health care to their neighbors. They work daily to improve the health of their patients, and in turn, the health and well-being of their communities.  

This important work could not happen without you! Please take a moment to join our movement in saving lives and building healthier communities; show your support by donating to the NAFC! 

Record Breaking Symposium a Huge Success


The NAFC 2019 Charitable Health Care Symposium was held on October 27-29 in beautiful Atlanta, Georgia at the Loews Atlanta. The Symposium is an annual conference specifically designed to address the issues and topics that safety-net clinics, charitable pharmacies, organizations, staff and volunteers face on a daily basis to address the needs of the nation's medically underserved.

This year was a record-breaking meeting! The 2019 Symposium was the highest attended meeting in NAFC history with 480 registrations from 45 different states. Registration for the meeting sold out six weeks in advance, exhibit space sold out five weeks in advance, and the hotel room block sold out eight weeks in advance.