Partners

National Association of Free Clinics (NAFC)
1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 600
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-647-7427
866-875-3827 (fax)
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 more than 1,200 Free and Charitable Clinics and the people they serve in the United States. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the NAFC is an effective advocate for the issues and concerns of Free and Charitable Clinics, their volunteer workforce of doctors, dentists, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, technicians and other health care professionals, and the patients served by Free and Charitable Clinics in communities throughout the nation.

Volunteers in Medicine Institute
162 St. Paul Street
Burlington, VT 05401
802-651-0112
Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) is the only national nonprofit dedicated to building a network of sustainable free primary health care clinics for the uninsured in local communities. Their mission is to promote and guide the development of a national network of free clinics emphasizing the use of retired medical and community volunteers within a culture of caring to improve access to health care for America’s underserved, particularly the uninsured.

National Center for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
1100 13th Street, N.W., Suite 1000
Washington, D.C. 20005
202-955-3500
202-955-3599 (fax)
The National Committee for Quality Assurance is a private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. Since its founding in 1990, NCQA has been a central figure in driving improvement throughout the health care system, helping to elevate the issue of health care quality to the top of the national agenda.

PA Department of Health
625 Forster Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120
877-724-3258
717-787-0191
The PA Department of Health’s mission is to promote healthy lifestyles, prevent injury and disease, and to assure the safe delivery of quality health care for all Commonwealth citizens. They work collaboratively with public and private partners to facilitate the development of an effective public health system that promotes the optimal health of its citizens while reducing the need for health care. They monitor the health status of the population; identify and eliminate preventable illness and accidents; reduce the severity of illness and disability; promote healthy behaviors; improve health care quality, access, continuity and accountability; and lead the development of sound health policy and planning. They are responsible for planning and coordinating health resources throughout the Commonwealth; and, they support outreach, education, prevention and treatment services across a variety of program areas and provide grants and subsidies to community-based groups.

PA Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO)
2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 302
Harrisburg, PA 17110
717-236-8584
PANO is a statewide membership organization serving and advancing the nonprofit sector through advocacy, collaboration, education and other services in order to improve the overall quality of life in Pennsylvania.  PANO exists to support the incredible work of the nonprofit sector and highlight the critical role nonprofits serve.  FCAP members receive discounted PANO memberships.

The Health Care Improvement Foundation
The Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF) is an independent nonprofit organization that drives high-value health care through stakeholder collaboration and targeted quality improvement initiatives.  It is dedicated to the vision of a responsive, coordinated health care delivery system that fulfills the needs of patients and consumers, and achieves better health.  Based in Philadelphia, HCIF has earned growing recognition across Pennsylvania for its effective leadership of complex, multi-stakeholder population health initiatives

PA Health Law Project
123 Chestnut Street, Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA. 19106
215-625-3879
215-625-3879 (fax)
PHLP is a nationally recognized expert and consultant on access to health care for low-income consumers, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. For more than two decades, PHLP has engaged in direct advocacy on behalf of individual consumers while working on the kinds of health policy changes that promise the most to the Pennsylvanians in greatest need.

ECRI Institute
5200 Butler Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462-1298
610-825-6000
ECRI Institute is an Evidence-Based Practice Center designated by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and a federally certified Patient Safety Organization. ECRI Institute, a non-profit organization, has helped thousands of healthcare providers save time and improve patient safety with Continuing Medical Education courses, policy templates, self-assessment questionnaires, training PowerPoint presentations, and more.

PA Coalition for Oral Health
POBox 50
Wynnewood, PA 19096
610-247-3360
The Pennsylvania Coalition for Oral Health (PCOH) is a diverse group of leaders from across the state from schools of public health, philanthropic organizations, businesses, dental organizations, health insurance firms, advocacy organizations, state agencies and other champions. PCOH supports the advancement of policies and practices that increase access to oral health services, education, and prevention especially for our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians.

PA Vision Foundation

The Pennsylvania Vision Foundation, an affiliate of Vision Benefits of American (VBA), was founded in 2007 as a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation. Their mission is to provide essential eye care, including vision exams, prescription lenses and frames to those in need.  Their purpose is to conduct and finance projects that will help foster and preserve human eyesight through the science of optometry. They also strive to help support advancement in optometry through education and technology. To date, the Foundation has proudly assisted over 2,100 uninsured Pennsylvanians.