CHARITABLE CLINICS:

GEORGIA’S SAFETY NET


Our members serve thousand of Georgia’s uninsured and under-insured, ensuring that high-quality care is within reach for everyone.

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS


More than 100 free and charity clinics and hundreds of physicians, nurses, and other medical personnel in Georgia provide $236 million in uncompensated care every year.

ADVOCACY FOR THOSE WHO SERVE


GCCN empowers and advocates on behalf of its members to strengthen Georgia’s safety net and ensure support of vulnerable populations state-wide.

GCCN ADVOCATES ON BEHALF OF ITS MEMBERS


GCCN advocates on behalf of its members on all issues affecting them.

We provide timely networking opportunities.

We work with communities interested in starting a clinic.

We seek funding sources to distribute to members.

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SPOTLIGHT NEWS


FUNDING AVAILABILITY

STATE FUNDS GRANT PROGRAM

FY 2022

This available funding provides clinics an opportunity to strategically improve access to health care for vulnerable populations by expanding capacity and improve care delivery through the expansion of services and outreach.

DEADLINE: THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 2021, 3:00PM


17TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Early-bird registration is open for the 17th Annual Conference, October 4-5 at Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa in Young Harris, GA. The early-bird rate is available until June 30th.

The GCCN hotel room block is also open for reservations. Book your room HERE. We expect the room block will go very quickly, so reserve now to receive the group rate.

LATEST NEWS AND UPDATES


VAX FACTS IS NOW “UNMASK THE FACTS”

Unmask the Facts is here this week to keep you in the loop about breaking news and research regarding the COVID-19 virus, the variants, and the vaccines. In this update, we discuss the WHO’s advice about mixing vaccines, the role that families and friends play in inspiring vaccine uptake, and Pfizer’s recent step towards full FDA approval. Read all about these insights and more in this week’s Unmask the Facts!


COVID VARIANT UPDATE

Recent news about the Delta variant and rising caseloads might have you sweating, but Vax Facts will keep you cool, calm, and collected in the face of breaking news and research regarding the COVID-19 virus, the variants, and the vaccines.

In this update, we discuss hot debates about booster shots, a new warning label for the J&J vaccine, and the CDC’s recommendations for a safe start to the upcoming school year.

Read all about these insights and more in this week’s Vax Facts!

Recent news about the Delta variant and rising caseloads might have you sweating, but Vax Facts will keep you cool, calm, and collected in the face of breaking news and research regarding the COVID-19 virus, the variants, and the vaccines.

In this update, we discuss hot debates about booster shots, a new warning label for the J&J vaccine, and the CDC’s recommendations for a safe start to the upcoming school year.

Read all about these insights and more in this week’s Vax Facts!


PROJECT FINISH LINE: COVID ENDER’S TOOLKIT

GCCN has been working closely over the last few months with Sosento, Inc. on their national initiative, Project Finish Line. We are excited to share that the “COVID Ender’s Toolkit” –to support free and charitable clinic vaccine communications and coordination– is available for use.

The Project Finish Line team will be adding resources to the toolkit through online “drops” that will occur every other Thursday. You can always access these materials via Project Finish Line’s website or through GCCN. Additional toolkit instructions and video tutorials are also available materials.  If your clinic is planning to establish a community vaccination site, the Project Finish Line team is doing special one-to-one consultations and support for these clinics. Please let GCCN know if you are interested.

LET’S END THIS PANDEMIC TOGETHER!


STUDY FINDS GEORGIA’S CHARITABLE CLINICS ARE A GREAT INVESTMENT

There is “strong economic evidence to support investment” in Georgia’s charitable clinics, according to a new study conducted by the Economic Evaluation Research Group at the University of Georgia College of Public Health.

ABOUT

GEORGIA CHARITABLE CARE NETWORK


GCCN is the leading voice for charitable care providers in Georgia. Founded in 2003 to support free and charity clinics already overwhelmed by a burgeoning uninsured population, in just 10 years GCCN member clinics had served nearly 200,000 unique patients and provided over $200 million in medical care. That number surged past $415 million in the years following the passage of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).


Today, there are approximately 100 free and charity clinics in Georgia, which collectively serve as a model for efficient, effective healthcare provision to low-income and uninsured families. Georgia has more free and charity clinics than any other state, and GCCN is one of the largest state associations advocating for and educating charitable care providers.


The Georgia Center for Opportunity released policy recommendations on increasing access to quality healthcare for the uninsured. The report advocates for state support of charitable clinics and can be viewed here.


Advocating for Georgia’s most vulnerable populations

by amplifying the collective voice of free and charity care providers

Our Mission

We envision a future in which all Georgians can access affordable, high-quality healthcare. To that end, GCCN fosters collaborative partnerships and provides funding, education, and advocacy to the state’s free and charity care providers.

Join the Network

Georgia Charitable Care Network is the only statewide organization whose mission is solely focused on the needs of charitable and free clinics, individual providers and the populations they serve.

Working for You

Our advocates work exclusively on behalf of Georgia’s safety net clinics, ensuring that their needs are considered and respected by key policymakers in the state government, and were instrumental in passing and improving legislation that established the Georgia Volunteers in Medicine Act.

Critical Data at Your Fingertips

Over the past 17 years, GCCN has amassed a sizable collection of public health-related research, data, surveys, forms, and other key documents from clinics around the United States. GCCN members have unrestricted access to this collection as part of their membership.  

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