Interfaith Clinic, an agency of SHARE Foundation, earned a Gold Rating from the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) Quality Standards Program for the second year in a row. By self-attesting that the organization has certain policies and procedures in place, it is able to highlight its commitment to providing quality care to low-income patients.
The mission of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics is to ensure the medically underserved have access to affordable health care. The NAFC and its members are dedicated to ensuring that patients receive quality health care. To quantify and qualify the care provided at the Free and Charitable Clinic network, the NAFC formalized a set of Quality Standards for member organizations.
"Interfaith Clinic is proud to provide excellent medical care to a population who would otherwise not have access to these services. We are fortunate to have the support of the NAFC and SHARE Foundation," says Jill Temple, Executive Director of Interfaith Clinic.
NAFC Members voluntarily submit information to the NAFC on the various policies and procedures in place to attain their standards rating and attest/pledge that they successfully incorporate these standards within their organization.
NAFC Quality Standards elements include policies and procedures related to the following areas: Administrative, Enhanced Access and Continuity of Care, Identifying and Managing Patient Population information, Planning and Managing Care, Providing Self-Care Support and Community Resources, Tracking and Coordinating Care, and Measuring and Improving Performance.