A nonprofit medical agency that provides mobile health services in Frederick and Brunswick was recently awarded a $15,000 grant to help patients with diabetes and hypertension. Mission of Mercy was awarded the grant through the CVS Health Foundation and the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, a grassroots organization of mobile health clinics around […]
CVS Health Foundation Increases Access to Health Care Across the Country with $1 Million in New Grants
As part of its ongoing effort to making quality health care convenient and affordable for more Americans, the CVS Health Foundation, a private charitable organization created by CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), today extended its commitment to the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) with $1 million in new grants to 49 Free and Charitable Clinics across the country. The new grants will focus on improving health outcomes for patients managing chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension.
Just beyond the reception desks at the two Clinica Romero health center sites in Los Angeles are signs in English and Spanish that say: “All Are Welcome,” as do buttons worn by staff members. That message at the two clinics, which welcome patients regardless of whether they can pay, aims to counter fears that health facilities such as clinics are prime arrest sites for undocumented immigrants.
“We are seeing stressed and worried patients as well as conversations about what could happen to patients among clinic staff,” said Nicole Lamoureux, CEO of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFCC), which has clinics in Fresno, Visalia and Tularc.
Congress may have just put a two-week long band-aid onto government spending, but they left out one big program: children’s health care. The continuing resolution signed by President Donald Trump Friday keeps the federal government funded until December 22. And while Republican leaders in Congress praised a provision that acknowledges some states are about to […]
NAFC and Henry Schein Medical Address Diabetes and CVD Among the Medically Underserved This #GivingTuesday
The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) and Henry Schein Medical, the U.S. medical business of Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), will provide much-needed diabetic and cardiovascular disease testing supplies to the medically underserved throughout the country this #GivingTuesday. Those who are interested in joining the NAFC’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit http://www.nafcclinics.org/content/your-donation-can-have-triple-impact-givingtuesday-november-28th-%E2%80%93-learn-how-you-can. Donations […]
C-SPAN Washington Journal – Nicole Lamoureux of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics discusses the need for free health clinics in the U.S. and how new tax reform legislation would impact these resources. https://www.c-span.org/video/?437616-5/washington-journal-nicole-lamoureux-discusses-role-free-health-care-clinics