National Health Center Week (August 12th – 18th) is an annual celebration with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers over the past five decades. The theme for this year is Celebrating Health Centers: Home of America’s Health Care Heroes.
Health centers serve 27 million patients a number that continues to grow along with the demand for affordable primary care. In addition to their long history as health care homes to millions, health centers produce innovative solutions to the most pressing health care issues in their communities and reach beyond the walls of conventional medicine to address the social determinants of health affecting special patient populations. Each year we celebrate the work and services health centers provide to special populations within their community on designated days during the week.
A host of National Health Center Week events are scheduled across the country, including health fairs, visits by Members of Congress and state officials to local health centers, press conferences, back-to-school drives, community breakfasts, patient appreciation events, free health screenings and much more.
The MHC Coalition for Health and Wellness’ health centers, Bassett Family Practice and Ridgeway Family Health, are recognizing National Health Center Week on August 14, 2018. This year marks 10 GREAT years of serving patients at Bassett Family Practice and the first year we get to celebrate National Health Center week at Ridgeway Family Health! We want to show you the work we do in our local community! #NHCW18 #CHCSuperPower
Mark your calendars. To print or download a flyer for our events, click here.