July 28, 2023

Celebrating Disability Pride Month and Inclusive Healthcare

July marks a significant and meaningful occasion – Disability Pride Month. This month-long celebration honors the resilience, achievements, and unique experiences of individuals with disabilities while raising awareness about the challenges they face daily. As we embrace the spirit of inclusivity, it is essential to reflect on the critical intersection between disability pride and healthcare, […]

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July 20, 2023

NAFC Statement on the House Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill

The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) would like to express our profound disappointment with the cuts and program eliminations proposed in the House FY2024 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. The bill disregards health equity, women’s health care, and gender-affirming health care, revealing an indifference to the […]

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May 30, 2023

Mental Health Awareness Month: What to Know

May is Mental Health Awareness Month – a time to learn more about and recognize the importance of taking care of our mental health and well-being. With so much focus on physical health, it’s easy to forget that our minds require love and attention, too. This month also offers an important reminder for everyone to […]

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March 24, 2023

National Nutrition Month: What You Should Know

March is National Nutrition Month, a great time to discuss the importance of good nutrition and healthy eating habits. Eating nutritious foods and practicing healthy lifestyles are key to our overall health and well-being. Making smart food choices can be fun and essential for developing a strong body and mind to manage our daily lives […]

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February 17, 2023

Flu, COVID-19, RSV, Tripledemic… What remains a risk?

In the fall, the Flu, COVID-19, and RSV viruses were circulating and spreading with threats of a “tripledemic.”  Here is what you need to know about these viruses, what is still a concern, and how to best protect yourself. What is RSV? RSV – which stands for Respiratory Syncytial Virus – is a virus that […]

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February 6, 2023

American Heart Month: Taking Stock of Your Heart Health

February is American Heart Month, which provides a great opportunity to discuss heart health. The heart is the most important organ, as it operates as the center of circulation for your body. Since it delivers nutrients, oxygen and ultimately powers your body, it’s important to take care of it! Here’s what you should know about […]

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December 9, 2022

Smoking Cessation and the CDC Tips® Campaign

Smoking and tobacco use are major threats to a person’s health. The adverse effects of smoking are clear and well-documented. Cigarette smoking harms nearly every organ in the human body and can increase the risk of more severe illness from viruses like COVID-19. Quitting smoking is important and beneficial at any age.  Across the country, […]

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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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