Alexandria, VA, Nov. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- To highlight the important work being done across the country to provide affordable, accessible health care to the medically underserved, the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) has partnered with the CVS Health Foundation, a private charitable organization created by CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), to present the Safety Net Health Care Champion Awards.
These awards recognize individuals and organizations who through their actions have made an extraordinary impact in the Free and Charitable Clinic and Charitable Pharmacy community.
“The CVS Health Foundation applauds the 2018 Safety Net Health Care Champion awardees. Because of the work done by these champions, and so many free and charitable clinics across the country, more Americans are able to get access to the quality, convenient and affordable healthcare they deserve,” said Eileen Howard Boone, President of the CVS Health Foundation. “We are proud to be a longtime supporter of NAFC, who is helping us deliver on our purpose of helping people on their path to better health.”
The winners of the 2018 Safety Net Health Care Champion Awards are:
“Through their commitment to health care access, Free and Charitable Clinics and Charitable Pharmacies (and the individuals and organizations who support them) serve as an inspiration to others in an effort to improve the quality and accessibility of health care and discover new ways to assist those in need,” said Nicole Lamoureux, NAFC President and CEO. “We are beyond grateful that the CVS Health Foundation continues to show their support for the work of our members and that they joined with our organization to recognize these amazing individuals and organizations.”
About the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics
The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is the only nonprofit 501c(3) organization whose mission is solely focused on the issues and needs of the medically underserved throughout the nation and the more than 1,200 Free and Charitable Clinics that serve them. Founded in 2001 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., the NAFC is working to ensure that the medically underserved have access to affordable quality health care and strives to be a national voice promoting quality health care for all. The NAFC has earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar and a Four Star Ranking with Charity Navigator.
For more information about the NAFC, please visit www.nafcclinics.org. Follow the NAFC on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NAFClinics and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NAFCClinics.
About the CVS Health Foundation
The CVS Health Foundation is a private charitable organization created by CVS Health that works to build healthier communities, enabling people of all ages to lead healthy, productive lives. The Foundation provides strategic investments to nonprofit partners throughout the U.S. who help increase community-based access to health care for underserved populations, create innovative approaches to chronic disease management and provide tobacco cessation and youth prevention programming. We also invest in scholarship programs that open the pathways to careers in pharmacy to support the academic aspirations of the best and brightest talent in the industry. Our philanthropy also extends to supporting our colleagues' spirit of volunteerism through Volunteer Challenge grants to nonprofits where they donate their time and fundraising efforts. To learn more about the CVS Health Foundation and its giving, visit www.cvshealth.com/social-responsibility.
Kerry Thompson National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics 7036477427 email@example.com