National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics Receives $60 Thousand Grant to Find and Celebrate Individuals Who Are Advancing Health Equity

From the Press Release on PR Newswire:

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)—the nation’s leading philanthropy on health and health care—has awarded the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) a $60,000 grant spanning seven years to help establish the RWJF Awards for Health Equity.

The RWJF Awards for Health Equity is supporting a total of 10 national membership organizations in finding and honoring individuals who are successfully using systems changes to address health disparities within their communities. RWJF believes that it is critical to improve systems that influence the determinants of health—such as public safety, employment, housing, education—in order to improve lives and reduce health disparities.

During this seven-year program, the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) will independently solicit and evaluate nominations from their membership and select a winner for the award. Winners will be announced at the NAFC Charitable Health Care Symposium as well as at an annual recognition and learning event at RWJF that will highlight the work of all 10 winners. The organizations that have been selected to administer the awards program span several sectors including public health, health care, business, media, social justice, civic leadership, faith-based, education, community development, or philanthropy.

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