September 29, 2020
September 9, 2020
Skyrocketing demand and severe cuts in funding leave clinics that serve the poor and underinsured teetering on the brink. NBC’s Sarah Dallof reports. Demand has skyrocketed at nearly three quarters of their 1,400 locations. Meanwhile, donations have dropped more than 50 percent. “The worst case scenario is free and charitable clinics run out of money […]
September 2, 2020
Nicole Lamoureux, National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics CEO, discusses the rising number of Americans losing health insurance. She speaks with Vonnie Quinn and Amanda Lang on “Bloomberg Markets.” (Source: Bloomberg)
July 30, 2020
National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics reports 74% of its providers have seen increase in patient demand. With nearly 50M Americans currently unemployed, many are consequently left without health insurance.
July 27, 2020
Americans have always been charitable with their money and time. The U.S. tax system was just five years old and included a tax exemption for gifts to charities when the H1N1 pandemic of 1918 struck the world, infecting 500 million people and killing 50 million, including 675,000 in the United States. And, it was just […]
July 11, 2020
Having health insurance comes with clear advantages. Insured people are less likely to die and more likely to seek care, explained Stan Dorn, the director of the National Center for Coverage Innovation at Families USA, a health care advocacy nonprofit. “We know that there are really serious consequences in terms of higher hospitalization rates if […]
June 22, 2020
Low-cost and free health clinics that serve large minority and low-income communities are being hit hard by the pandemic, with nearly 2,000 health-center sites closing temporarily and others worried about their financial futures, trends that risk widening racial disparities in health care. Federally funded community health centers that serve many of these people have temporarily […]
June 10, 2020
Communities across the country are grappling with how to recover and rebuild during COVID-19, especially in traditionally underserved neighborhoods hit hard by the pandemic. As just one example, although African Americans make up 14 percent of the overall population in Michigan1, they account for approximately 31 percent of COVID-19 cases and 40 percent of deaths […]
May 5, 2020
The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) announces the launch of their membership Quality Standards Program. The mission of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics is to ensure the medically underserved have access to affordable health care. The NAFC and its members are dedicated to ensuring that patients receive quality […]
March 18, 2020
The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is responding to meet the needs of uninsured and medically underserved people throughout the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing continued support to Free and Charitable Clinics and Pharmacies and kicking off their COVID-19 Response Fund.
Direct Relief this week is shipping 250,000 N95 masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to as many as 1,000 community health centers and free clinics in all 50 U.S. states that are playing a critical frontline role as Covid-19 spreads.