February 1, 2024

Shedding Light on World Cancer Day

Cancer is a disease that has plagued humanity for centuries. It knows no boundaries of age, race, or gender and affects people from all walks of life. From the moment it was discovered, countless researchers have dedicated their lives to finding a cure for this dreaded illness. And yet, despite all the advancements in medicine, […]

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January 31, 2024

NAFC Written Testimony to Subcommittee on Health Energy and Commerce

Written Testimony Submitted to Subcommittee on Health Energy and Commerce On behalf of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics Nicole Lamoureux, CEO and President January 31, 2024 On behalf of the NAFC Board of Directors, our patients, and the 1,400 Free and Charitable Clinics and Pharmacies in the United States, thank you for […]

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January 5, 2024

Poverty Awareness Month: A Call to Action

There is no better time than the present to raise awareness about the immense issues facing those living in poverty around the world. Each January, we observe Poverty Awareness Month, an opportunity to reflect on the challenges faced by the millions who struggle daily to survive and provide basic needs for themselves and their families. […]

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December 1, 2023

A Look Back at the NAFC 2023 Symposium

The 2023 NAFC Charitable Healthcare Symposium was held October 11-13th in the beautiful Palm Springs area of California at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort. The Symposium is an annual conference event dedicated to advancing the cause of Free and Charitable Clinics and Charitable Pharmacies in building healthy communities. The symposium serves as a melting pot of ideas, a […]

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December 1, 2023

Preparing for the Holiday Season: Volunteering, Donating and More

The holiday season shines a spotlight on our communities and the importance of giving back. Whether you’re looking for an opportunity to lend a helping hand or show your support through donations, there are plenty of ways to get ready for the season of giving this year that will benefit both yourself and those around […]

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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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