November 23, 2022

The Giving Season and the Importance of Giving Back

The end of the year is often referred to as the giving season, a time to help others in need. In giving back, you can help provide communities with valuable needed resources. As access to healthcare other various necessities remain a challenge for so many, highlighting the importance of charity and giving helps spread awareness. […]

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November 18, 2022

NAFC 2022 Charitable Healthcare Symposium: A Look Back

On October 24th and 25th, the NAFC held the 2022 Charitable Healthcare Symposium. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the NAFC transitioned to a virtual meeting in 2020 and 2021. This year, the NAFC was thrilled to join together in-person again at the JW Marriott Indianapolis, in Indiana. There was a buzz and excited energy in the […]

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October 31, 2022

San José Clinic is Celebrating Its 100th Anniversary

San José Clinic, a member clinic of the NAFC, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year! For a century, San José Clinic has supplied underserved communities in Texas with the healthcare and health education that those cannot afford. With services ranging from radiology to dental to pharmacy, the volunteers at San José Clinic have long […]

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October 6, 2022

Hurricane Ian: Receiving Assistance from the NAFC

For many residents in the south, and especially in Florida, Hurricane Ian has left a trail of devastation in its path. According to a late September report from The Washington Post, more than 700 rescues were being conducted after Ian ravaged the state. The death toll is still being counted as of this writing. As […]

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August 12, 2022

In Remembrance of Peggy Fitch

This week the NAFC said goodbye to and celebrated the incredible life of our friend Peggy Fitch after her unexpected passing. Peggy has worked with the NAFC since the first CARE Clinic event held in Houston in 2009. She started as part of the planning team, one of our “captains” and eventually became the lead [...]
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August 12, 2022

Back to School: How You Can Help Children In Need This Fall

Back-to-school season is quickly approaching, and for some places in the U.S is here! It can be exciting and nerve-racking for children, but being prepared as a parent can help calm their nerves. There are also numerous resources to help children who may need assistance, whether it’s with school supplies or healthcare. Here are some […]

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July 19, 2022

Summer Safety: Keeping Healthy Under the Sun

Summer is usually the hottest season of the year and when you’ll probably be hanging outdoors and in the sun a lot. Summer safety is really important for you and your family as too much time under the sun and in the heat can be dangerous for your health. Being aware of the sun’s dangers […]

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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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