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Friday, April 26th 2019
Holiday Inn Harrisburg Hershey
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The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) 2018 Health Care Symposium
The annual symposium took place at The Green Valley Ranch in Henderson, NV from October 14-16, 2018. The NAFC mission is to ensure that the medically underserved have access to affordable, quality healthcare.
The “Humans of Healthcare” theme was celebrated by hundreds of representatives from the US mainland and Hawaii. The Pennsylvania Free Clinic Association (FCAP) had representatives from VIM Wilkes Barre, VIM West Chester,VIM State College, the Highlands Health Clinic in Johnstown and The Edward R. Leahy, Jr. Clinic in Scranton. Executive Director and CEO of the West Chester Clinic, Maureen Tomoschuk holds a seat on the 2018 NAFC board of directors.
The keynote speaker was Vu Le, Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps., a nonprofit located in Seattle, WA, whose mission is to promote social justice. Excerpts from his address can be found at http://nonprofitaf.com/
At the closing session. NAFC President and CEO, Nicole Lamoureux, discussed the political landscape for healthcare. Her bipartisan remarks were welcomed and she pledged to continue to advocate on behalf of free and charitable clinics and the healthcare safety net system. The represented clinics voted to advocate for a lobby day in Washington, DC to demonstrate the need for federal and state support of the free clinic infrastructure. Advocacy templates are available on the NAFC website.
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