The NAFC is dedicated to educating the public, the press, Congress, Federal and state agencies, pharmaceutical companies and other corporations about Free and Charitable Clinics and the important service they provide to America’s un- and under-insured.
The NAFC monitors proposed rules and regulations, legislation and other important issues to keep a finger on the pulse of the issues that may be important to Free and Charitable Clinics and to the medically underserved.
The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics believes that when discussing health care access and reform it is necessary for Congress to take into account the following overarching points. Without addressing these points in their entirety, it is the position of the NAFC that more work will need to be done on any health care reform efforts.
- Access to Affordable Health Care should be a right and not a privilege.
- In the interest of public health, all individuals should have access to affordable quality health care.
- Affordability, accessibility and portability of health care are issues that remain critical to the uninsured in this country.
Learn more about the the issues and public policy objectives of the NAFC - Issues
Want to learn more about our clinics and the underserved? The following informational documents provide details on what Free and Charitable Clinics and Charitable Pharmacies are, who the medically underserved are, how Free and Charitable Clinics differ from federally funded health centers, and the various NAFC Public Policy statements and priorities.
- A Look at America's Free & Charitable Clinics and Charitable Pharmacies - This document gives an overview of what our clinics and pharmacies are and the people they serve.
- Comparison of Free Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers - This detailed chart shows the comparison of Free and Charitable Clinics and federally funded clinics, information that is often confused and unknown.
- 2019 NAFC Public Policy Priorities - This document details the NAFC 2019 Public Policy Statements and priorities for the organization and its members, including: Health Care Access and Affordability, Medication Access and Affordability, Workforce Development and Nonprofit Finance and Tax.