Fayette CARE Clinic to take part in local conference for charity healthcare clincs

The Fayette CARE Clinic, Fayette County’s free healthcare clinic for uninsured Fayette County citizens, will participate in the Georgia Charitable Care Network’s Annual Conference scheduled for May 5-6 at Glendalough Manor in Peachtree City.

CARE Clinic provides primary healthcare to members of the community who lack access to such services, relying solely on private and public donations. Staffed by skilled, licensed healthcare providers who volunteer their services, the clinic is overseen by a board of directors that provides management and financial expertise including the proper allocation of funds.

“We are so excited to have the 10th annual conference in Fayette County,” said Sheryl Watford, director of the Fayette Care Clinic. “The two day conference promises to be a platform for charity clinics to be educated on the latest trends regarding healthcare legislation and clinic sustainability. With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the ongoing changes in the health insurance market place, education is critical to area clinics, businesses and citizens.”

The 10th Annual Conference, themed “Harnessing the Power of Change,” will feature an impressive group of expert speakers who will present information on the latest trends in healthcare reform, the charity clinic sector, free clinic sustainability, telemedicine, and marketing.

The recently finalized list of speakers includes a highly esteemed group of experts:

• Kate Meehan, MPH, CPH - AmeriCares, U.S. Medical Assistance Program

• Beth Cox Brown - VP Programs, Butterfield Foundation

• Charles Hayslett - CEO, The Hayslett Group

• Karen Minyard - Director, Georgia Health Policy Center

• Jean Rawlings Sumner, MD - Wrightsville Internal Medicine & Medical Director, Georgia Composite Medical Board

• Mark Cruise, MDiv - Principal, Free Clinic Solutions

The Georgia Charitable Care Network was established to foster collaborative partnerships to deliver compassionate health care to low income Georgians. The network’s vision is to insure that all Georgians have access to high quality health care. There are more than 100 independent, non-profit clinics across Georgia, and hundreds of physicians, dentists and other health care professionals who provide care in their own offices. Each is dedicated to serving many of Georgia’s more than 1.9 million uninsured. Primarily volunteers, these providers reach out to their local communities with an unwavering commitment to local populations.

For more information about the Georgia Charitable Network, visit http://charitablecarenetwork.com.

For more information about the Fayette Care Clinic, visit http://fayettecareclinic.org.