February 23, 2018

All Are Welcome: Health Clinics Work to Allay Fears of Immigrant Patients and their Families

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.

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December 9, 2017

Stopgap spending plan leaves out CHIP kids’ health plan

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 […]

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November 28, 2017

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 https://www.nafcclinics.org/content/your-donation-can-have-triple-impact-givingtuesday-november-28th-%E2%80%93-learn-how-you-can. Donations […]

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November 25, 2017

Nicole Lamoureux Discusses the Role of Free Health Care Clinics

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

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