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Critical issues are facing Free and Charitable Clinic leaders as they work to raise funds each year. This session will be facilitated by Beth Brown, Vice President of Butterfield Memorial Foundation, and Stephanie Garris, Chief Executive Officer of Grace Medical Home, who will share their insight and philosophy on ways to raise and sustain clinics through authentic funding requests. This session will be an interactive session where clinic leaders can ask and discuss development questions that would benefit all. Stephanie Garris & Beth Brown
Many may not realize that there are approximately 1,300 free and charitable clinics across the country that help fill in the gaps for those who “fall through the cracks” of our current healthcare system. This session will present results from a recent national census survey of free and charitable clinics. The session will portray the free and charitable sector as a whole, describe trends over the past decade, compare free clinics and charitable clinics, and examine clinics in Medicaid expansion states and non-expansion states. Julie Darnell
Led by Katy White, MD, with a panel. Discussion on the joys and challenges in different models of serving and following Jesus through health care in secular settings; academia, non faith-based community clinics, FQHCs, and free clinics.
Fred Loper, MD, tell the story of a small, free medical and dental clinic that learned to get by on very little funding. 35 years later Good Shepherd is still caring for patients and flourishing.