Table of contents for Grassroots medicine : the story of America's free health clinics / Gregory L. Weiss.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
Chapter 1: 	An Introduction to America's Free Health Clinics
	Common Traits of Free Health Clinics
		Community-Based
		Private and Nonprofit
		Volunteer-Driven
		Services Offered for Free or Token Payment
		Emphasis on Compassionate Care and Patient Dignity
		Target on At-Risk Groups
Chapter 2: 	The Emergence of Free Health Clinics
	The Social and Cultural Background
	The Early Free Clinics
		Types of Free Clinics
			Characteristics of the Early Hippie Drug Clinics			
			Characteristics of the Early Neighborhood (Minority) Clinics
		The Struggles of the Early Free Clinics
	Five Early Free Clinics
		The Haight-Ashbury Free Medical Clinics
			Founding
			Development
			Today
		The Los Angeles Free Clinic
			Founding
			Development
			Today
		The Berkeley Free Clinic
			Founding
			Development
			Today
		The Free Clinic of Greater Cleveland
			Founding
			Development
			Today
		The Bradley (Roanoke, Virginia) Free Clinic
			Founding
			Development
			Today
Chapter 3: 	The First Transformation in Free Health Clinics: 
		An Increased Focus on the Uninsured and Working Poor
	The Early Years
	The Shift in Focus to the Uninsured and Working Poor
	Background of the Need
		The United States Health Care System in Global Perspective
		The United States Health Care System
		Public Insurance Programs: Medicare, Medicaid, and the State Children's 
			Health Insurance Program
			Medicare
			Medicaid
			State Children's Health Insurance Program
	Key Problems in the United States Health Care System
		Huge and Rapidly Increasing Health Care Costs
		The Large Number of Uninsured Americans
	America's Uninsured Population	
		Who are the Uninsured?
		Who are the Working Poor?
			The Definition of Poverty
			Low Wage-No Insurance Jobs
		Forecast for the Number of Uninsured
	The Consequences of Not Having Health Insurance
	Free Clinic Patients
		Background Characteristics
			Age
			Gender
			Income
			Race and Ethnicity
			Occupation
		Genuine Need for Services
Chapter 4:	The Second Transformation in Free Health Clinics:
		The Shift to the Medical Mainstream
	The Early Years
	The Shift to the Medical Mainstream
		Change in the Patient Population
		Best Interest of Patients
		Increased Stability of Clinics
		Contributions to the Health Care System
	Community Receptivity to Free Health Clinics
		Community-Wide Perception of Problem
		Effectiveness of Free Health Clinics
		Non-Duplication of Services
		Efficient Use of Hospital Services
Chapter 5: The Third Transformation: The Move to Collective Organization
	The Early Years		
	The Rise of the National Free Clinic Council
	The Fall of the National Free Clinic Council
	Years of Isolation
	Organizing at the State and Regional Levels
		The Virginia Association of Free Clinics
		The North Carolina Association of Free Clinics
		Free Clinics of the Great Lakes Region
	Increasing Development of State Associations
		Issues in Developing State and Regional Associations
		Perceived Benefits of Collective Association
			Networking
			Fund Raising
			Group Purchasing
			Public Awareness
			Data Collection
			Legislative Impact
			New Clinic Start-Up		
Chapter 6:	Re-Emergence of a National Association
	The Founding of the National Association of Free Clinics (NAFC)
	Incorporation of the NAFC
	Issues Regarding the NAFC
	Development of the NAFC
Chapter 7:	Free Health Clinic Staff and Volunteers
	Free Health Clinic Staff
	Free Health Clinic Volunteers
		Volunteering in a Free Health Clinic
		Staff and Volunteering Motivations
			Importance of Providing Health Care to All Persons
			Personal Accomplishment and Fulfillment
			Personal Growth
			Friendship and Sense of Bonding
			Religion-Based or Spirit-Based Reasons
			Wanting to Give Back
Chapter 8: 	Patient Responses and Outcomes
	Attitudes of Patients
		Frustration, Resignation, and Embarrassment
		A Sense of Entitlement and Lack of Appreciation
		Appreciation
	Measuring Outcomes
		Labor Force Participation
		Patient Empowerment
Chapter 9:	The Future Path of Free Health Clinics
	Health Care Policy
		Federal Policy
		State Policy
	Demographic Changes in the United States
		The Aging of the Population
		The Increase in Immigrant and Refugee Populations
	Corporate, Foundation, and Public Support
	Organizational Initiatives
		State and Regional Free Health Clinics
		The National Association for Free Health Clinics
		Long-Standing Support Groups
		Project Access
	Summary Note

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Clinics.
Community health services.
Health facilities.
Hospitals.
Community Health Services -- United States.
Community Health Centers -- United States.
Health Services Accessibility -- United States.
Medically Uninsured -- United States.