Charitable pharmacies are a medication safety-net for those who can’t afford their medications and would otherwise be turned away. In the U.S., those who can’t afford their medications often go without them. Most pharmacies charge for prescription drugs and, unlike hospital emergency rooms, “if you don’t have the money, you get turned away,” said Rusty […]
THE PANDEMIC DIDN’T SOCIAL-DISTANCE THESE EXECUTIVES FROM MISSION You’d excuse a nonprofit executive for looking to the sky and expecting frogs to be raining down. There are words to describe the past year but they either fall short of comprehensiveness or you simply can’t print them in a professional publication. The year was a showcase […]
Since it opened in 2015, the Clarkston Community Health Center has attracted long lines of impoverished patients, at times becoming so busy that it has been forced turn some away. The volunteer-run nonprofit has provided free care to more than 5,500 immigrants, refugees and U.S.-born people without health insurance. Some have traveled from Alabama, South […]
BD, Heart to Heart International and the NAFC Announce 2020/2021 Grantees for Multi-Year Diagnostic Testing Initiative to Improve Patient Outcomes As part of a continued effort to support and improve evidence-based care in free and charitable clinics, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, in conjunction with Heart to […]
Volunteers In Medicine America Moves its Program to the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics
Volunteers in Medicine America (VIMA) is closing the doors of its national office and moving its free clinic program to the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC). Volunteers in Medicine America was founded by Dr. Jack McConnell in 1994 to build and support a network of free primary health care clinics emphasizing the […]
In Vistaprint’s commitment to supporting community-wide action to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the company has partnered with the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) to help underserved communities throughout the United States fight the pandemic. The NAFC has received a donation of 240,000 reusable Face Masks and filters from Vistaprint that will be distributed to more than 125 Free and Charitable Clinics in 39 states throughout the country.
Biogen and Eisai launch multiple initiatives to help patients with Alzheimer’s disease access ADUHELM™
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., June 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Following today’s U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) accelerated approval of ADUHELMTM (aducanumab-avwa) as the first and only Alzheimer’s disease treatment to address a defining pathology of the disease by reducing amyloid beta plaques in the brain, Biogen (Nasdaq: BIIB) and Eisai Inc., U.S. subsidiary of Eisai Co., Ltd., announced a range of programs intended to support access for all qualified patients, including traditionally underserved populations. These initiatives aim to help patients and their families understand the disease, navigate the diagnostic journey, secure culturally competent care and afford treatment.
During May, we celebrate nurses for all they do to keep patients healthy – even more deserved because of the COVID-19 pandemic, when excellent patient care can mean life and death. Nicole Lamoreaux, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC), calls nurses “the heart and soul of what we do.” Her nonprofit works to ensure the medically underserved have access to affordable, quality health care.
The Fauquier County Free Clinic is still operating in the midst of the COVID-19 health crisis. “We are still open, still taking care of people,” said executive director Rob Marino. The Free Clinic, located at 35 Rock Pointe Lane in Warrenton provides comprehensive medical, dental and mental health care for residents in Fauquier and Rappahannock […]