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 March 22, 2019

February 27th, 2019 Proclaimed Faith Family Forward: Building Healthier Lives Day

PROCLAMATION from Mayor David Briley

WHEREAS, Faith Family Medical Center, for nearly two decades, has provided high-quality, compassionate medical care for hard-working Nashville residents who have little to no health insurance on a sliding scale they can afford; and

WHEREAS, Faith Family Medical Center works in partnership with every patient to provide hope and care for the working uninsured and underinsured by meeting their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs; and

WHEREAS, Faith Family Medical Center has served more than 30,000 local residents since its inception, and provides medical, behavioral health and wellness services to more than 3,000 patients annually; and

WHEREAS, the city of Nashville continues to grow exponentially, increasing the demand for Faith Family Medical Center’s services; and

WHEREAS, Faith Family Medical Center embarks on a bold journey today to increase their clinic’s size to expand access to high-quality healthcare and grow services to secure a healthy future for thousands of Nashvillians.

NOW THEREFORE, I, David Briley, Mayor of the City of Nashville, do hereby proclaim February 27, 2019

Faith Family Forward: Building Healthier Lives Day

in the city of Nashville, Tennessee, and encourage all citizens to join together to celebrate Faith Family Medical Center as a fierce champion of health and wellness in Nashville.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand and caused the Seal of the city of Nashville, Tennessee to be affixed this 27th day of February, 2019.
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David Briley
Mayor, City of Nashville

About Faith Family Medical Center
Faith Family Medical Center is a non-profit, full-service medical clinic serving Nashville’s working uninsured and under-insured. Patients pay based on a sliding scale and have access to a registered dietitian and specialists from across the region.

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March 18, 2019

Faith Family Medical Center Receives Grant from West End Home Foundation

Nashville, Tenn. – The West End Home Foundation has awarded Faith Family Medical Center a grant to support continued operations in 2019. This grant marks 14 years of support from the Foundation in an ongoing partnership to improve the lives of older citizens in Middle Tennessee.

The West End Home Foundation exists “to enrich the lives of older adults through grantmaking, advocacy and community collaboration,” and has provided this grant to allow FFMC to help break the cycle of healthcare neglect through its primary care, specialist network, disease management, and wellness programs.West-End-Home-Foundation_revised_Logo

A portion of the grant will provide free colonoscopies and mammograms for patients demonstrating the most need. The funding will also support the clinic’s Journey to Wellness program, which focuses on helping patients maintain healthy lifestyles through diet, nutrition, and chronic disease management.

About Faith Family Medical Center
Faith Family Medical Center is a non-profit, full-service medical clinic serving Nashville’s working uninsured and under-insured. Patients pay based on a sliding scale and have access to a registered dietitian and specialists from across the region.

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March 1, 2019

Faith Family Awarded Continuity in Care Grant

Nashville, Tenn. – Direct Relief, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) and the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) selected 25 clinics from applicants across the country to take part in the Continuity in Care Grant Program. The program provides funding for programs which will allow NAFC member organizations to continue or expand their ability to provide much needed health care for the medically underserved in their communities.

“Across the United States, our Free and Charitable Clinics and Charitable Pharmacies are dedicated to providing affordable, accessible health care in their communities,” says NAFC President and Chief Executive Officer Nicole Lamoureux. “Direct Relief and BD should be commended for their commitment to provide critical operational support to our members and in turn, our patients. Their dedication shows a clear understanding that philanthropy can truly change and save lives.”

The following 25 organizations were awarded funding for 2019:

  • Arlington Free Clinic, Arlington, Virginia
  • Centre Volunteers in Medicine, State College, Pennsylvania
  • Clínica Esperanza/Hope Clinic, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Faith Family Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Free Clinic of Meridian, Meridian, Mississippi
  • Free Clinic of Rome, Rome, Georgia
  • Good News Clinics, Gainesville, Georgia
  • Grace Clinic of Yadkin Valley, Elkin, North Carolina
  • Grace Medical Home, Inc., Orlando, Florida
  • Greater Killeen Free Clinic – DBA Greater Killeen Community Clinic, Killeen, Texas
  • Greenville Free Medical Clinic, Greenville, South Carolina
  • Health Access, Inc., Clarksburg, West Virginia
  • Health and Hope Clinic, Inc., Pensacola, Florida
  • Hope Health Clinic, LaGrange, Kentucky
  • Hope Within Ministries, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
  • Lake County Free Clinic, Painesville, Ohio
  • Luke’s House: A Clinic for Healing and Hope, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • NOVA ScriptsCentral Inc., Falls Church, Virginia
  • Of One Accord Inc (Church Hill Medical Mission – Clinic operated by Of One Accord), Rogersville, Tennessee
  • Prince William Area Free Clinic, Inc., Woodbridge, Virginia
  • Reach Out of Montgomery County, Dayton, Ohio
  • Regents of The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • The Night Ministry, Chicago, Illinois
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

These general operating support grants may be used to cover day-to-day activities or ongoing expenses such as salaries, utilities, office supplies, medical supplies, dental supplies, pharmaceutical supplies, technology maintenance, rent, expansion of services, project costs, technology purchases, and professional development.

This is the second year of the multi-year Continuity in Care Grant Program, which provides grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 for Free and Charitable Clinics, Charitable Pharmacies and State Associations.  With over 250 applications this year, the continued need for support of Free and Charitable Clinics and Charitable Pharmacies is evident. After reviewing the applications and recognizing the overwhelming need for operational support, Direct Relief increased the initial amount of funding this year from $100,000 to a total of $250,000.

“Free and charitable clinics are such a critical component of America’s healthcare safety net,” said Damon Taugher, Director of U.S. Programs for Direct Relief. “Direct Relief is excited to work again with NAFC and BD to recognize the critical day-to-day work these providers are doing for the communities across the country.”

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About BD: BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. The company supports the heroes on the frontlines of healthcare by developing innovative technology, services and solutions that help advance both clinical therapy for patients and clinical process for healthcare providers. BD and its 65,000 employees have a passion and commitment to help enhance the safety and efficiency of clinicians’ care delivery process, enable laboratory scientists to accurately detect disease and advance researchers’ capabilities to develop the next generation of diagnostics and therapeutics. BD has a presence in virtually every country and partners with organizations around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues. By working in close collaboration with customers, BD can help enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to healthcare. In 2017, BD welcomed C. R. Bard and its products into the BD family. For more information on BD, please visit bd.com.

About Direct Relief: Established in 1948 with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies, Direct Relief delivers lifesaving medical resources throughout the world — without regard to politics, religion, ethnic identities, or ability to pay. With operations spanning more than 70 countries and all 50 states in the U.S., Direct Relief is the only charitable nonprofit to obtain Verified Accredited Wholesale Distributor (VAWD) © accreditation by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. Among other distinctions, Direct Relief earns a perfect score of 100 from independent evaluator Charity Navigator, was listed among the world’s most innovative nonprofits by Fast Company, and has received the CECP Directors’ Award, the Drucker Prize for Nonprofit Innovation, and the President’s Award from Esri for excellence in GIS mapping. For more information, please visit http://www.DirectRelief.org.

About National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics: The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is the only nonprofit 501c(3) organization whose mission is solely focused on the issues and needs of the medically underserved throughout the nation and the more than 1,400 Free and Charitable Clinics that serve them.  Founded in 2001 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., the NAFC is working to ensure that the medically underserved have access to affordable quality health care and strives to be a national voice promoting quality health care for all. The NAFC has earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar and a Four Star Ranking with Charity Navigator.

For more information about the NAFC, please visit www.nafcclinics.org. Follow the NAFC on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NAFClinics and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NAFCClinics.

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February 28, 2019

Faith Family Medical Center Launches $7.5 Million Capital Campaign

Nashville, Tenn. – Faith Family Medical Center (FFMC), a nonprofit organization providing high-quality, compassionate medical care to working Nashville residents with little to no health insurance, announced today the launch of a $7.5 million capital campaign to fund a new facility that will allow the clinic to serve more patients and expand its care footprint in Middle Tennessee.

“We’re very excited and proud to be publicly launching our campaign Faith Family Forward: Building Healthier Lives,” said Laura Hobson, President and CEO of FFMC. “We have a bold vision to increase our clinic’s size. With great faith, courage and hope, we’re embarking on this journey to build a new, state-of-the-art facility. We’re looking forward to partnering with more patients than ever before and expanding our scope of services.”Toasting New Building

The new clinic, which will be built adjacent to FFMC’s current site in the heart of Nashville’s Medical Corridor, will be approximately 12,000 square feet – representing a 150% increase in space. The new facility will boast more exam rooms, a larger pharmacy, an expanded wellness center, and offices for behavioral health services.

“As our region has grown exponentially, so has the demand for our services,” Hobson said. “Today we serve nearly 3,000 patients each year, but we estimate there are as many as 200,000 working uninsured or underinsured in Middle Tennessee who need care.”

FFMC’s model of care is unique, offering services on a sliding scale for patients that they can afford.

“Our patients are musicians, restaurant servers, hairstylists, landscapers and even employees of other nonprofit organizations,” Hobson said. “We care for the people who take care of Nashville.”

To date, FFMC has raised $6.5 million, in part, thanks to the generosity of major donors such as the HCA Foundation, the Frist Foundation, and various other individuals and foundations. In addition, Saint Thomas Health has donated half of the land for the project, valued at $4 million.

“We are off to an incredible start,” said Frank Kyle, chair of the FFMC Board of Directors. “We’re so appreciative for the generosity of our initial lead donors who are bringing this vision to life. We’re operating at our full capacity, and this expansion will allow us to meet what is becoming a growing need in our community.”

Building renderingFFMC is aiming to break ground in the fall of 2019.

“We need your help,” Hobson said. “We invite the public to join us in making this dream a reality. Your support will allow us to expand our services to the hard-working people of Nashville who count on us for hope and healing.”

The clinic is expected to open in late 2020.

About Faith Family Medical Center: Faith Family Medical Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that has provided high-quality medical care to the working uninsured and underinsured residents of Greater Nashville for nearly two decades. Offering healthcare services to meet patients’ physical, emotional, and spiritual needs on a sliding scale patients can afford, Faith Family Medical Center takes care of the people who take care of Nashville.

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December 7, 2018

Faith Family Medical Center Receives Grant from Qsource Community Partnerships

Nashville, Tenn. – Faith Family Medical Center (FFMC) has received a grant from Qsource Community Partnerships (QCP) supporting the clinic’s Women’s Health Initiative in 2019. Through this program, FFMC provides affordable, quality primary care to uninsured and underinsured women, empowering them to make healthy, sustainable lifestyle changes.Qsource Verticle Blue RGB

This grant enables FFMC to provide primary-care exams, including PAP smears, blood-pressure and cholesterol monitoring, breast exams, and mammography referrals to women in Middle Tennessee.

To learn more about FFMC’s Women’s Health Initiative, please contact Event & Marketing Manager Erin Ingram at eingram@faithmedical.org or 615-649-3031.

About Faith Family Medical Center
Faith Family Medical Center seeks to follow the commitment of people of faith to provide hope and medical care for the working uninsured and other underserved by meeting their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

About Qsource
Qsource is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) healthcare quality improvement and information technology consultancy headquartered in Tennessee since 1973. Qsource provides a wide range of programs and services to assist states, organizations, patients, and providers in improving community health, improving healthcare quality and delivery, and achieving improved patient outcomes and costs savings.

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August 30, 2018

Faith Family Medical Center Receives Grant from Komen of Central TN

Nashville, Tenn. – Faith Family Medical Center (FFMC) is pleased to be named as a recipient of a grant awarded by Susan G. Komen Central Tennessee to promote FFMC’s Women’s Health Initiative. IMG_2474

A key goal of the Women’s Health Initiative is to ensure that low-income, uninsured/under-insured women enter, remain in, and progress through the Continuum of Care for breast health. This program provides education, clinical breast exams, and mammography referrals to women ages 21-74 in Middle Tennessee.

Susan G. Komen Central Tennessee funds vital screening mammograms, diagnostic testing, and treatment support for 41 counties in Tennessee in Northwest Georgia through its annual Community Grants Program.

Komen’s efforts helped reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer by 38 percent between 1989 and 2014 – this grant is part of that effort to to “save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.”

To learn more about FFMC’s Women’s Health Initiative, please contact Event & Marketing Manager Erin Ingram at eingram@faithmedical.org or 615-649-3031.

About Faith Family Medical Center
Faith Family Medical Center seeks to follow the commitment of people of faith to provide hope and medical care for the working uninsured and other underserved by meeting their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

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April 25, 2018

Faith Family Medical Center Asks for Community’s Support in the Big Payback 

Nashville, Tenn. – Faith Family Medical Center is once again participating in the Big Payback, a 24-hour, online giving event created to help Middle Tennessee nonprofits raise funds vital to continuing their work to improve the local community.

Presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, this day of giving and philanthropy begins at midnight on Wednesday, May 2nd, and runs for 24 hours.

Once the clock starts, anyone can visit TheBigPayback.org and make donations to Faith Family and other participating nonprofits – including schools and religious institutions – that serve the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee.

Donors can view and select from participating organizations based on location and focus area, such as health care, education, animals, the environment, and more to support nonprofits with gifts from $10 and up.2018-BP-News-Feed-Image

“Last year, we received an outpouring of support, resulting in $5,000 toward our mission of healing the uninsured and under-insured in Middle Tennessee,” said CEO Laura Hobson.

Contributions made during the Big Payback are boosted with funds from sponsors of the event, providing Faith Family with multiple opportunities to vie for financial incentives and additional prizes. The real-time leaderboard hosted on TheBigPayback.org tracks donations and creates additional excitement surrounding the day.

“Nonprofits do important, life-changing work every day across Middle Tennessee,” said Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. “The Big Payback has become an exciting opportunity for us to come together as a community to support their efforts and recognize the positive impact they have on our neighbors. It’s an easy, fun, and  meaningful way for us to show our local pride, give back, and make an enormous impact in the process.”

About Faith Family Medical Center
Faith Family Medical Center seeks to follow the commitment of people of faith to provide hope and medical care for the working uninsured and other underserved by meeting their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee 
The Community Foundation exists to promote and facilitate giving in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee and beyond. It does this by accepting gifts of any size from anyone at any time and by empowering individuals, families, companies, nonprofits, and communities to respond to needs and opportunities that matter. The Community Foundation works with people who have great hearts, whether or not they have great wealth, to craft solutions that reflect their intentions and goals. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit www.cfmt.org.

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 April 12, 2019

Faith Family Medical Center Welcomes New Event and Marketing Manager

Nashville, Tenn. – Faith Family Medical Center (FFMC) is pleased to announce Erin Ingram as its Event and Marketing Manager. Ingram will coordinate the event and marketing efforts of the nonprofit.Capture

“Faith Family Medical Center gives so much to the Middle Tennessee community, and I am proud to be able to help spread the organization’s message,” Ingram said.

Ingram most recently served as Communications Specialist at the Tennessee Department of Treasury, where she coordinated events and social media. Ingram graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations with a concentration in Marketing, and has been actively involved in Middle Tennessee’s nonprofit community for the past five years.

“We are excited to have Erin here to help us reach more people in the Nashville area,” said Chief Development Officer Cathy Altenbern, “We are growing and working to expand our services to help more patients, and this position is an integral part of that effort.”

Faith Family Medical Center seeks to follow the commitment of people of faith to provide hope and medical care for the working uninsured and other underserved by meeting their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

For more information, contact Cathy Altenbern at caltenbern@faithmedical.org or visit FaithMedical.org.

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February 13, 2018

Faith Family Medical Center Announces New Chief Development Officer

Nashville, Tenn. – Faith Family Medical Center (FFMC) is pleased to announce Cathy Altenbern as its Chief Development Officer. Altenbern will oversee all fundraising and marketing efforts of the nonprofit.Cathy

Altenbern said, “I was attracted by the company’s mission and reputation in the Nashville nonprofit community. Faith Family Medical Center continues to be a vital healthcare resource for thousands of Middle Tennesseans; with the changes in healthcare and the influx of new residents to this area, the need for FFMC’s services will only increase.”

Altenbern was most recently Chief Development Officer at Monroe Harding where she led their fundraising efforts and was on the Executive Management Team. Altenbern also serves as a Commissioner for the City of Belle Meade and has been active in numerous civic, religious and philanthropic organizations over the past 25 years.

For more information, contact Laura Hobson, President & CEO: LHobson@FaithMedical.org.

Faith Family Medical Center seeks to follow the commitment of people of faith to provide hope and medical care for the working uninsured and other underserved by meeting their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

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March 1, 2018

West End Home Foundation Awards Grant to Faith Family Medical Center

Nashville, Tenn. – Faith Family Medical Center (FFMC) is pleased to be named as a recipient of a grant awarded by the West End Home Foundation to promote access to medical care specifically focused on improving access for seniors.

The West End Home Foundation, originally a residential organization, now focuses primarily on grantmaking to increase the availability and standard of resources for the elderly in the community. The mission of the West End Home Foundation, “to improve the quality of life of seniors through support of nonprofit organizations that provide advocacy, food, housing, health and transportation services to seniors,” is uniquely tied to Faith Family Medical Center’s commitment to the health of the greater Nashville community.

Seniors are uniquely vulnerable to the cycle of healthcare neglect where one cannot afford care, does not receive care, and develops severe issues that require expensive care. FFMC, as a primary care facility, provides regular appointments with healthcare providers and referrals to specialists for the working uninsured and underinsured regardless of age.

Faith Family Medical Center seeks to follow the commitment of people of faith to provide hope and medical care for the working uninsured and other underserved by meeting their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

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March 1, 2018

National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics and the CVS Health Foundation Award Grant to Faith Family Medical Center

Nashville, TN- We are excited to share the news that Faith Family Medical Center has received a grant from the CVS Health Foundation in partnership with the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics. The funding we’re receiving will help us increase access to health care for underserved populations in Nashville and surrounding counties and specifically support the primary care efforts of Faith Family.

As an organization, we face many health care challenges but the support we are receiving from the CVS Health Foundation will help us address those challenges and provide the Nashville community with access to innovative health care services and improved health outcomes for patients managing chronic conditions.

As we continue to look for opportunities to expand access to health care in our local community, we’re thankful for the support from the CVS Health Foundation which will make a positive impact on the health and the well-being of our patients.

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 Diabetes Days

DiabetesDayLogoDiabetes Days are provided 8 times a year for our diabetic patients.

Patients come free of charge to receive a physical exam, a dental screening by a volunteer hygienist from Interfaith Dental Clinic, a foot exam by a volunteer podiatrist, an overall wellness assessment, medication management and disbursement, and nutritional counseling by a volunteer dietitian, and eye exams by a volunteer ophthalmologist.


Hypertension Days

Hypertension Days are provided 3 times a year for our patients with hypertension and hyperlipidemia.

Patients rotate through several stations including a provider visit, a medical reconciliation meeting, an oral exam, blood work, nutrition counseling, and a wellness assessment.