Current & Future Plans for the
Illinois Association of Free and Charitable Clinics
Strengthen the safety net to maximize the collective impact of free and charitable clinics by representing and resourcing them to ensure equitable, accessible and quality healthcare for all.
Equitable and high quality healthcare customized for – and by – every community through free and charitable clinics.
Names and seeks to address both symptoms and root causes of systemic issues that cause health inequity, such as the for-profit health care model, racism, intergenerational trauma, and financial/housing instability.
Drives purposeful change in communities where there has been historical disinvestment and/or marginalization.
Fosters collaboration and action that is both informed and led by clinics and the unique communities they serve.
Leverages the distinctiveness of the free and charitable clinic model to inspire innovative thinking, ensures the presence of the clinic voice in government and other places where policy decisions are made, and employs daring leadership to lean into discomfort when necessary.