2017 NAFC Recipients

The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is the only nonprofit 501c(3) organization whose mission is solely focused on the issues and needs of the more than 1,200 Free and Charitable Clinics and the people they serve in the United States. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the NAFC is an effective advocate for the issues and concerns of Free and Charitable Clinics, their volunteer workforce of doctors, dentists, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, technicians and other health care professionals, and the patients served by Free and Charitable Clinics in communities throughout the nation.

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  • Arlington Free Clinic (Arlington, VA) – in support of the “Community Bridge” program which connect patients to medical and non-medical safety-net services that alleviate barriers to achieving health, such as housing, transportation and employment.

  • Cape Volunteers in Medicine, Inc. (Cape May Court House, NJ) – in support of a monthly clinic focused on diabetes disease management and best standards of care.

  • Catherine’s Health Center (Grand Rapids, MI) – in support of adding a new social worker position to the team to evaluate patients for behavioral health issues.

  • Center for Family Health & Education, Inc. (Panorama City, CA) – in support of the creation of a smoking cessation program that identifies patients who use tobacco and provides them with adequate training and resources.

  • Clearwater Free Clinic, Inc. (Clearwater, FL) – to help transition the clinic to a new electronic medical records system to better serve the needs of the low-income, uninsured population.

  • Community Care Clinic (Boone, NC) – in support of a new medical assistant to support the expansion of services at three satellite sites.

  • Community Care Clinic of Rowan County (Salisbury, NC) – in support of smoking cessation classes to help smokers gain control over their behavior and quit for good.

  • Community Health Center of West Palm Beach (West Palm Beach, FL) – to maintain, expand and strengthen its Continuum of Care Program which provides a medical home to uninsured and underinsured individuals and families in Palm Beach County.

  • CommunityHealth (Chicago, IL) - in support of its Hypertension Care Group that provides high-touch, coordinated care for patients with uncontrolled hypertension.

  • Cornerstone Assistance Network (Fort Worth, TX) – in support of the development of a chronic disease management program to overcome the barriers of chronic disease and promote the use of primary and follow-up care.

  • Free Clinic of Central Virginia (Lynchburg, VA) – in support of the Patient Navigation Program, designed to reduce hospitalizations and emergency department utilization and improve clinical outcomes for low-income, uninsured adults.

  • Free Clinic of Meridian, Inc. (Meridian, MS) – in support of a chronic disease management program to reduce the onset of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in at-risk patients.

  • Good News Clinics (Gainesville, GA) – in support of a cost-effective protocol for evaluation and treatment of Hepatitis C patients.

  • Health Brigade (Richmond, VA) – in support of the addition of a medical social worker to better track outcomes and identify additional barriers to care.

  • Helping Hands Health and Wellness Center (Columbus, OH) - in support of a collaborative hypertension care program that utilizes innovative technologies to help hypertensive patients get their blood pressure under control more quickly.

  • Hope Health Clinic (La Grange, KY) – in support of the One Step at a Time program which was developed to help patients quit smoking and reduce the risk of type II diabetes.

  • Johnstown Free Medical Clinic (Johnstown, PA) – in support of a smoking cessation resource program.

  • Lake Norman Community Health Clinic (Huntersville, NC) – in support of a new chronic disease management program to improve the quality of data collected on chronic care patients at appointments, decrease the time needed to secure lab results, increase patient compliance and improve patient outcomes.

  • Malta House of Care, Inc. (Hartford, CT) – in support of the establishment of a new healthy coaching program for diabetic patients to meet regularly with a patient navigator in an effort to increase the patients’ understanding and management of their disease and improve health outcomes.

  • Martin Luther King Health Center & Pharmacy (Shreveport, LA) – in support of a collaborative care model designed to provide access to healthcare, prescription assistance and disease self-care support.

  • Northern Neck – Middlesex Free Health Clinic (Kilmarnock, VA) – in support of a new full-time pharmacy technician to expand hours of operation, assist the Pharmacist in filling prescriptions, add to the continuity of patient care and travel to outreach offices to dispense medicines.

  • NovaScripts Central, Inc. (Falls Church, VA) – in support of the expansion of the current part-time pharmacist to a full-time position to increase capacity to fill prescriptions.

  • Ohio Association of Free Clinics (Columbus, OH) – in support of a chronic disease management program for patients with asthma.

  • People’s Health Clinic (Park City, UT) – in support of laboratory testing for women’s health services.

  • Shelter Health Services (Charlotte, NC) – in support of increased access of medical services for homeless women and children.

  • St. Martin’s Healthcare, Inc. (Garrett, IN) – in support of expanding services to the underinsured residents of DeKalb and Noble counties.

  • St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy (Cincinnati, OH) – in support of increased smoking cessation resources within the pharmacy setting.

  • St. Vincent de Paul Virginia G. Piper Medical & Dental Clinic (Phoenix, AZ) – in support of a sustainable program to provide cervical, breast and colon cancer screenings and high priority vaccinations to the uninsured community.

  • The Free Medical Clinic, Inc. (Columbia, SC) – in support of a migration of records to an electronic medical record system to enhance quality of care through increased connectivity.

  • The Night Ministry (Chicago, IL) – in support of increased medical assistance to homeless individuals, including injury treatment, health assessments and testing and disease prevention.

  • The Olympia Free Clinic (Olympia, WA) – in support of an upgraded Electronic Health Records system to better provide services, improve outcomes and enhance integration of programs.

  • TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries (Tomball, TX) – in support of a chronic conditions self-management program to help patients take an active role in the daily management of their condition.

  • Volunteers in Medicine, Chattanooga, Inc. (Chattanooga, TN) – in support of a chronic disease management program for patients with diabetes.