The Friday Five – National Health Center Week
National Health Center Week 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. According to the National Association of Community Health Centers (@NACHC), health centers serve 28 million patients, a number that continues to grow along with the demand for affordable primary care. Community Health Centers are vital to every community offering strength, expertise, and care during the most painful and trying times. During National Health Center Week, people celebrated the role Community Health Centers play and honored front line workers, staff, and patients who have suffered or lost their lives during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Last week was National Health Center Week 2020, and our Friday Five recaps what health centers have to offer.
Conversations on Healthcare
Weekdays at 1:00 am, 9:00 am and 5:00 pm ET
One of the shows in our station’s line up is Conversations on Health Care, focused on reform and innovation in the health care system. Each week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter interview a thought leader from the realm of health policy, health innovation, health technology and global health. Conversations is recorded at WESU at Wesleyan University, and is underwritten by Community Health Center, Inc., a leading independent, non-profit healthcare provider in the state of Connecticut, begun in 1972 and co-founded by Mark Masselli.
Check out the latest episode: Dr. Zeke Emanuel on the Timeline for America Returning to ‘Normal.’
NHCW Officially Launched with a Virtual Bell-Ringing at the NYSE
On Monday, August 10, NACHC (@NACHC) joined longtime philanthropic partners BD (@BDandCo) and Direct Relief (@DirectRelief) for a virtual bell ringing event hosted by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE.)
Becton, Dickinson and Company, Direct Relief and NACHC recognize National Health Center Week https://t.co/aFFcl29imm
— NYSE 🏛 (@NYSE) August 10, 2020
NHCW Self-Care Resources
There is no doubt that the global pandemic has been isolating for many. Anxiety, loneliness, and depression are possible results from extended periods of quarantine. NHCW has compiled self-care resources including meditation videos, yoga classes, nutrition tips, and the NHCW 2020 Spotify Playlist.
National Health Center Week 2020 — Public Health in Housing Day
By: Bob Burns, Director and Saqi Maleque Cho, Director of Research, Policy, and Health Promotion National Center for Health in Public Housing
The theme for this year’s National Health Center Week is, “Community Health Centers: Lighting the Way for Healthier Communities for Today and in the Future.” I cannot think of a more timely and appropriate way to describe the efforts our Health Centers have made this year. The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be challenging for the entire health system. But Health Centers have demonstrated their flexibility, resilience, and an outstanding commitment to their communities during this strenuous time in our history.
A BIG thank you to @eClinicalWorks for being not only being a Sponsor for #NHCW20, but also teaming up with us to provide some awesome podcasts. Watch this space, and make sure to follow Health Center News on @SoundCloud pic.twitter.com/C0w1eEpCif
— HCAdvocacy Network (@HCAdvocacy) August 11, 2020
— HCAdvocacy Network (@HCAdvocacy) August 12, 2020
— HCAdvocacy Network (@HCAdvocacy) August 10, 2020