April 5, 2018 6pm - 9pm
2016 WAFCC Award Recipients
Pictured (left to right): Dr. Aaron Dunn (Medical Director, Community Connections Free Clinic), Sara Nichols (Executive Director, Open Arms Free Clinic), Rachel Roller (Senior VP of Government & Community Relations, Aurora Health Care), Lisa Schnedler (President & CEO, Upland Hills Health), Katherine Gaulke (Executive Director, WAFCC), Rep. Amy Loudenbeck, Rep. Debra Kolste, Ian Hedges (Executive Director, Health Net of Rock County), and Rebecca Steffes (Clinic Manager, Community Connections Free Clinic). Photo taken by: Robbie Gleason Photography
2016 Partner of the Year Award
AURORA HEALTH CARE - In 2015, Aurora announced an unprecedented $10 million in cash and in-kind contributions would be made through the Aurora Health Care Better Together Fund, to support health care initiatives in the
communities they serve. The Fund focuses on the expansion
of primary care and behavioral services. Many FCCs were
recipients in 2015; 2016 recipients will be announced soon.
UPLAND HILLS HEALTH - UHH is incredibly supportive of their
local free clinic, Community Connections Free Clinic in Dodgeville, but they are also supportive of WAFCC’s work. UHH was the sponsor of the WAFCC June 2016 Summit. UHH partners with WAFCC’s Navigators in Southwest Wisconsin to conduct health
insurance enrollment outreach.
2016 Legislative Advocate of the Year Award
REP. DEBRA KOLSTE - appeared in #TheNeedContinues, A Documentary by Lindsay Hammons explaining where gaps remaining in WI health care. She assisted with the venue for its premiere and served as the Master of Ceremonies. Before becoming a Rep., she was a frequent volunteer at her local free clinic.
REP. AMY LOUDENBECK - after meeting with FCCs in her district and hearing about the struggles of trafficked patients, Rep. Loudenbeck worked on AB5 which requires the DOJ to electronically provide posters with a human trafficking resource hotline.
Rep. Kolste & Rep. Loudenbeck were both instrumental in updating the Volunteer Health Care Provider Program (Act 241/344); which provides malpractice coverage for volunteer providers. They both continue to be a voice for FCCs and their patients.
Photos from the 2016 Safety Net Gala
Photos taken by Robbie Gleason Photography