We proudly serve as the lobbying entity for Wisconsin’s free and charitable clinics!
WAFFCC is registered with the Wisconsin Ethics Commission
WAFCC’s Executive Director, Dennis Skrajewski, is registered as a Registered Lobbyist
What We Do
Proactively advocate in Madison with the Governor’s Office, State Agencies, and State Legislators for the needs of the free and charitable clinics.
Collaborate with the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC) in Federal initiatives critical to our clinics.
Meet regularly with our Government Relations-Advocacy Committee to solicit input from the membership and establish legislative initiatives that support free and charitable clinic issues in the State.
Communicate legislative issues to our membership through various means including our monthly newsletter, SnapShot and our weekly FCC Leaders' call.
Depend on the active involvement of the clinics in advocacy and grassroots initiatives. These efforts include clinic leaders and providers testifying before the legislature; meeting with State Agency leaders and Federal/State Legislators; hosting legislators in their clinics; and engaging in grassroots and letter writing campaigns in support of key Federal and State issues.
Over the past 2-3 years, WAFCC’s advocacy efforts have led to the establishment of a $500,000/year grant administered by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the inclusion of clinic providers in educational grants and the approval for clinics to see homeless Medicaid patients without jeopardizing their professional liability coverage through Wisconsin’s Volunteer Health Care Provider Program.