GEORGIA CHARITABLE CARE NETWORK INC

A vital support system and advocate for Georgia’s free and charitable health care providers serving those who cannot get coverage.

aka GCCN   |   Atlanta, GA   |  www.charitablecarenetwork.org

Mission

The mission of the Georgia Charitable Care Network is to foster collaborative partnerships to deliver compassionate health care to low income Georgians.

Ruling year info

2004

Executive Director

Donna Looper

Main address

PO Box 133224

Atlanta, GA 30333 USA

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Formerly known as

Georgia Free Clinic Network

EIN

80-0100336

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

Management & Technical Assistance (E02)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Provide access to care for underinsured and uninsured Georgians through GCCN’s member organizations--free and charitable clinics.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Technical Assitance, Specialty Care Referral Initiative, EMR Program, Annual Conference

The Georgia Charitable Care Network (GCCN) exists to strengthen the capacity of free and charity clinics and support their efforts to serve vulnerable populations. GCCN works to improve patients’ access to quality health care and is a vital support system and advocate for the state’s charitable health care providers. The GCCN mission is to build collaborative partnerships that will assist in the delivery of compassionate health care to low income Georgians. The organization’s goals are to unify providers serving vulnerable populations through advocacy, education, and collaborations; strengthen Georgia’s safety net; and assist in the development of services in areas of the high unmet need. Currently, GCCN serves the free and charitable clinics across all regions and demographics of Georgia.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults

Monies appropriate in the state budget to GCCN are distributed to the member clinics through a grant process.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Georgia Charitable Care Network’s
Annual Conference is the premier event for
staff, volunteers, board members, health
care professionals or anyone who cares for
low income populations. It provides high
quality education, networking opportunities
and a chance to hear from national and
state experts.

Focused sessions will offer essential
perspectives for safety net providers, small
group discussion opportunities, practical
tools, proven strategies, and success
stories that you can take away to emulate
and adapt.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics 2020

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Chronically ill people, Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

State Funds Grant Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of funding dollars secured for demonstration projects or pilots

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Chronically ill people

Related Program

Technical Assitance, Specialty Care Referral Initiative, EMR Program, Annual Conference

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Improve health outcomes for underinsured and uninsured Georgians who are treated at GCCN member clinics.
Increase the number of members each year.
Enhance the viability, effectiveness and efficiency of GCCN member organizations.
Explore and engage in partnership opportunities that are aligned with GCCN’s mission.

Advocate on behalf of charitable clinics and the uninsured/underinsured with elected officials and policy makers at the local, regional, and state level.
Involve GCCN members in educational activities, testimony, and the development of policy papers as needed.
Influence public policy that affects Georgia’s uninsured and underinsured residents and the operation of charitable clinics.
Continue to offer one-on-one consulting services and technical assistance to existing charitable clinics and to those charitable clinics who are just starting their operation. Provide counsel and guidance to clinics as they grow and serve their communities.
Serve as a clearinghouse/referral source for charitable clinics in Georgia by directing calls and inquiries to appropriate clinics.
Support case management services for clinic patients through telehealth and specialty care referrals.
Standardize the methods for tracking outcomes in patient care by supporting enhanced data collection, analysis, and utilization through a clinic-driven committee.
Support case management services for clinic patients through telehealth and specialty care referrals.
Standardize the methods for tracking outcomes in patient care by supporting enhanced data collection, analysis, and utilization through a clinic-driven committee.
Secure an allocation of state funding commensurate with GCCN’s needs.
Raise at least $20,000 in sponsorships for conferences, webinars, and other programs during each fiscal year.
Raise $50,000 in grants from grant-making foundations (private and corporate) each year. A list of potential grant makers will be updated annually, and relationships will continue to be cultivation through visits and updates on GCCN progress.
Social media will be utilized to communicate about GCCN, and to generate donations for GCCN.

For 19 years GCCN has served the free and charity care medical, dental and mental providers in Georgia by building partnerships and collaborations to aid them in serving vulnerable, low-income populations. GCCN has a strong track record, both locally and nationally, as a leader in the charitable care sector.

In 2021 GCCN raised and provided over $750K directly to Georgia clinics.
GCCN published a "Telehealth Guide for Free & Charitable Clinics."
GCCN worked with Sosento, Inc. to develop education and outreach collaterals for FCCs on COVID 19.
GCCN worked with Americares, the United Way of Greater Atlanta, Kaiser Permanente and others to administer COVID vaccines.
GCCN continues to advocate for Georgia's free and charity clinics and disperses the $500k state appropriation each year.
On an ongoing basis, GCCN assists clinics in operating effectively and efficiently, so they may serve as many patients as possible.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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GEORGIA CHARITABLE CARE NETWORK INC

Board of directors
as of 1/28/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Holly Lang

Independent Healthcare Consultant & Economist

Term: 2015 - 2022

David Raynor

Georgia Chamber of Commerce

Charles McMullen

Parker Poe LLC

Mark Kishel

Physician

John McFarland

ZRG Partners

Kirkland McGhee

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia

Veronica Squires

Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/28/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data