Annually, the NAFC holds its Charitable Healthcare Symposium, a national educational conference that brings together medical directors, clinical and pharmacy personnel, management-level staff, medical students, and volunteers from America’s 1,400+ Free and Charitable Clinics and Charitable Pharmacies.
This is a multi-day event filled with educational sessions and opportunities for members of the charitable healthcare safety net to network, share ideas and learn from each other.
Save the date! The NAFC 2024 Charitable Healthcare Symposium will be held September 29 – October 1, 2024 at the Loews Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.
More information is coming soon.
View photos from the 2023 Symposium below!
Past NAFC Symposiums
Dates: October 24-25, 2022
Location: Indianapolis, IN
The NAFC 2022 Charitable Healthcare Symposium was held on October 24-25th, both in person at the JW Marriott Indianapolis and virtually. To learn more, visit nafc2022symposium.org.
Dates: October 27-28, 2021
20 years ago, a group of dedicated Free Clinic Supporters and Executive Directors joined together to form an Association that would work on behalf of the free health clinics who were serving the working poor and uninsured of America.
It started as the National Association of Free Clinics, run by a volunteer Board of Directors. In 2007 it hired its first full time staff person, our current President and CEO Nicole Lamoureux. In 2011, its name changed to the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics. In 2021, 20 years after the inception of this organization, the NAFC’s growth has been exponential thanks to its partners, donors, staff, Board of Directors and most importantly, because of the important work that its members throughout the country do to provide their neighbors with access to affordable healthcare.
This year as we celebrate how far we have come and all that we have accomplished, we also look toward the future and where we can go, how we can continue to help underserved people in communities throughout the country and how we can do so in the most compassionate, equitable and accessible way.
The 2021 Virtual Conference was a huge success with 600 attendees. Thank you to all sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and attendees for making it a successful event.
Dates: October 26-27, 2020
For the last decade, the NAFC, our members and our partners have been focused on the future of accessible health care and our shared vision of quality health care for all.
We have shared ideas, concepts and best practices to encourage and enable communities throughout the United States to increase and improve access to needed health care for millions of medically underserved people.
2020 is here. It is time for vision to turn to action. Time to implement those concepts, ideas and best practices. This concept of turning vision into action could not be more fitting for how Free and Charitable Clinics and Pharmacies have had to pivot and quickly act responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Members of the charitable health care network came together – virtually – for the 2020 Charitable Health Care Symposium to share how they have or how they plan to turn their vision for accessible health care in their communities into action. From newly established clinics learning best practices, to advanced clinics looking to establish new expanded services, there will be a wide range of informative sessions throughout the 2-day online conference event. Sessions range from COVID-19 responses, addressing social determinants of health and racial biases, to chronic disease management, fundraising and more.
Dates: October 27-29, 2019
Location: Loews Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
The NAFC 2019 Charitable Health Care Symposium was held on October 27-29 in beautiful Atlanta, Georgia at the Loews Atlanta.
The Symposium is an annual conference specifically designed to address the issues and topics that safety-net clinics, charitable pharmacies, organizations, staff and volunteers face on a daily basis to address the needs of the nation’s medically underserved.
Close to 500 attendees joined together for this important educational event, where they learned and discussed how Free and Charitable Clinics and Charitable Pharmacies are “Connecting the Dots” of care for communities throughout the country.
Dates: October 24-16, 2018
Location: Henderson, NV
THIS IS US: HUMANS OF HEALTH CARE – This was the theme of the NAFC’s 2018 Charitable Health Care Symposium, which was held on October 14-16 in Henderson (Las Vegas), Nevada at the Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa and Casino.
The symposium is specifically designed to address the issues and topics that safety net clinics, organizations, staff, and volunteers face on a daily basis. It is also an opportunity to share our collective stories and for the “Humans of Health Care” who work in the charitable health care network to join together to learn from each other, share best practices and new ideas, and to celebrate the important work being done in communities throughout the country to serve the medically underserved.
Thank you to everyone who joined us as we celebrated our “Humans of Health Care” and participated in important opportunities for education, technical assistance, and networking with peers from the Charitable Health Care Community!
Dates: October 1-3, 2017
Location: Omni Interlocken Hotel – 500 Interlocken Blvd., Broomfield, Colorado 80021