National Health Center Week
Community Health Centers – The Chemistry for Strong Communities
National Health Center Week (August 8 – 14) 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.
Community Health Centers serve as the beacon of strength, service, and care in their communities. In moments of pain and loss, they offer support and love. In moments of triumph, they offer hope and a vision for the future. Let’s come together this week to celebrate the roles Community Health Centers have played in both our recent moments of loss and triumph. This National Health Center Week honors those front-line providers, staff, and beloved patients who lost their lives during the (ongoing) COVID-19 pandemic. From the very beginning of the crisis, Community Health Centers began finding innovative ways to provide preventative and primary care to their patients.
During this week of remembrance, light a candle for those community health leaders, patients that we lost. As we commemorate those lives and celebrate the future of Community Health, let’s shine a light across the country that will embody the future of primary health care aces for underserved populations. Shine a light on your Community Health Center and share the value that it brings to everyone who it touches.
EACH DAY OF NHCW 2021 IS DEDICATED TO A PARTICULAR FOCUS AREA:
August 8th- August 10th: Social media post from NHCW toolkit
August 11th: Thank you card distribution to the patients
August 12th: Stakeholder Scavenger Hunt
August 13th: Panera breakfast provided to all staff, appreciation gifts distributed
August 14th: Children’s event at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park