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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:
Community health services.
Community Health Services -- United States.
Community Health Centers -- United States.
Health Services Accessibility -- United States.
Medically Uninsured -- United States.