February 1, 2024

Shedding Light on World Cancer Day

Cancer is a disease that has plagued humanity for centuries. It knows no boundaries of age, race, or gender and affects people from all walks of life. From the moment it was discovered, countless researchers have dedicated their lives to finding a cure for this dreaded illness. And yet, despite all the advancements in medicine, […]

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January 5, 2024

Poverty Awareness Month: A Call to Action

There is no better time than the present to raise awareness about the immense issues facing those living in poverty around the world. Each January, we observe Poverty Awareness Month, an opportunity to reflect on the challenges faced by the millions who struggle daily to survive and provide basic needs for themselves and their families. […]

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July 28, 2023

Celebrating Disability Pride Month and Inclusive Healthcare

July marks a significant and meaningful occasion – Disability Pride Month. This month-long celebration honors the resilience, achievements, and unique experiences of individuals with disabilities while raising awareness about the challenges they face daily. As we embrace the spirit of inclusivity, it is essential to reflect on the critical intersection between disability pride and healthcare, […]

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May 3, 2023

U.S. Mental Health Access Program Expands Medicine Donation to Seven New States

“Community Routes: Access to Mental Health Care” helps uninsured patients access healthcare for anxiety and depression, and is a partnership between Direct Relief, the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) and Teva Pharmaceuticals The expansion of medicine donations for anxiety and depression into​ seven new states across the United States has the potential […]

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April 26, 2023

Free and Charitable Clinics Served 5.8 million People in 2022

Today, the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) released the 2023 Data Report. The Data Report includes insights from 775 free and charitable clinics across the United States to determine the status, demand, and needs of healthcare in communities across the country. In total, there were 5.8 million patient visits at free and […]

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March 29, 2023

NAFC Presents Seventh and Final RWJF Award for Health Equity to the late Nancy Lascheid

Alexandria, VA, March 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) presented the Seventh and Final Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Award for Health Equity to Nancy Lascheid, Co-Founder of Neighborhood Health Clinic in Naples, Florida. A true loss to her community, Nancy Lascheid passed away on August 22, 2022. She […]

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February 22, 2023

National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics Announces New Officers and Members to the Board of Directors

Alexandria, VA, Feb. 22, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) welcomes new officers and three new members to their 2023 Board of Directors. Maureen Tomoschuk, President & CEO of Community Volunteers in Medicine in Pennsylvania, has been elected to serve as Chair of the NAFC board. Tomoschuk previously […]

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October 6, 2022

Hurricane Ian: Receiving Assistance from the NAFC

For many residents in the south, and especially in Florida, Hurricane Ian has left a trail of devastation in its path. According to a late September report from The Washington Post, more than 700 rescues were being conducted after Ian ravaged the state. The death toll is still being counted as of this writing. As […]

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