The Role of Free Clinics in the Era of Health Reform
We are pleased to share with you a new report from AmeriCares, The Role of Free Clinics in the Era of Health Reform. This report examines the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the free and charity clinic sector and discusses the continued need for and relevance of free clinics now and in the future.
About the Georgia Charitable Care Network
Providers of charitable care are uniquely benevolent. When GCCN was founded in 2003 as the Georgia Free Clinic Network, the leaders envisioned a network of compassionate care givers brought together to create a voice more powerful than could be realized in a local community, which ultimately would create a high performing safety net in Georgia. GCCN advocates on behalf of its members on all issues affecting them. We provide timely networking opportunities. We work with communities interested in starting a clinic. We solicit funding sources to distribute to members. We connect donated medications and goods between the donors and clinics. We investigate new technology issues, such as the most effective software for clinic needs. We conduct conferences and meetings for clinic staff and volunteers—all to help our members serve their patients in the most efficient and effective way possible.
Charity Clinics Part of Serving the Uninsured
From the Atlanta Journal Constitution
In the early days of our nation’s history, the Founding Fathers wrote a constitution and created a system of government with limited powers. The poor would be cared for by charities or religious organizations — groups established as safety nets for those in need.