May 9, 2022

Interested in Starting a Free Clinic? Our VIM Program Can Help

Going back decades and then some, community leaders throughout the years and throughout the United States at some point in their lives recognized the needs of their neighbors who had no access to healthcare, and they decided to take action. In this blog post, we’ll look at the action of one man in particular, Dr. […]

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May 2, 2022

The Importance of Mental Healthcare

May is Mental Health Awareness Month — one of the most important health-related months of the year! Established in 1949, Mental Health Awareness month came about to raise awareness on the importance of mental well-being for ourselves, our families, and everyone in our communities. Alongside our physical health, good mental health represents an equally important […]

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April 19, 2022

Strengthening Community Health: Why You Should Volunteer with Your Local Clinic

Volunteers play a vital role in the sustainment, growth, and health of communities across the country. This is especially true when it comes to health equity and accessibility. Whether they’re a medical volunteer or non-medical, a volunteer nurse or a student, individuals who commit their valuable time and energy to support their communities are the […]

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April 13, 2022

Emergency Disaster Relief: Helping Clinics, Helping Patients

At the NAFC, our work is inextricably tied to that of the free and charitable clinics and pharmacies we support. So, when disaster strikes, we are there and ready to provide these organizations with the guidance and resources they need to get back on their feet quickly and be able to assist and support their […]

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March 31, 2022

Preventing Healthcare Worker Burnout on the Path Toward Nationwide Healing

Across the United States today, true heroism is displayed by our healthcare professionals. From the wounds and illnesses they treat to the compassion they show each patient, healthcare workers dedicate their lives to improving quality of life and devising safer, more effective care programs for patients of all walks of life. As the nation continues […]

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February 16, 2022

In Remembrance of Dr. Mary Wirshup

For more than two decades, Dr. Mary Wirshup tirelessly served the countless medically underserved and uninsured patients that came through the doors of Community Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) in West Chester, PA. The NAFC is sad to share that after 20 years of service, Dr. Mary Wirshup passed away on Sunday, February 6, 2022, surrounded […]

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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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