IAFCC Response to 2024 Illinois Governor JB Pritzker State of the State Address

On behalf of the Illinois Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (IAFCC), we applaud the vision of a transformed health care experience Governor JB Pritzker offered in his State of the State Address yesterday.

In 2023, IAFCC clinics provided over 100,000 patient visits which include prescriptions, screenings, and health education totaling to a conservative estimate of almost $22.9 million worth of services.

With this care, it is estimated that we saved local health care systems more than $40 million by keeping our patients out of the emergency department. We believe these results reaffirm that there is no better investment in the health of Illinois.

To read the rest of the statement, visit the Advocacy & Policy Page


A Year In Review

In 2022, over 120,000 hours of volunteer time was donated to provide healthcare in over 110,000 patient visits. These volunteers include administrative staff, MDs, DOs, Dentists, and more.


2023 IAFCC 12th Annual Conference:

Resilient & Resourceful: IL Free and Charitable Clinics Pave New Paths

Current & Future Plans for the

Illinois Association of Free and Charitable Clinics

MISSION

VISION

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.

Justice

Equity

Community

Disruption

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.