Georgia’s safety net
Our members serve thousands 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.
those who serve
GCCN empowers and advocates on behalf of its members to strengthen Georgia’s safety net and ensure support of vulnerable populations statewide.
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 solicit funding sources to distribute to members.
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.
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.
Advocating for Georgia’s most vulnerable populations
by amplifying the collective voice of free and charity care providers
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.
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.
Our Lobbyists 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.