The Friday Five – National Health Center Week
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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 29 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. This year National Health Center Week is August 7 – 13, 2021 with the theme of “The Chemistry For Strong Communities.” This week’s Friday Five highlights NHCW22 and focuses on what health centers have to offer.
Conversations on Healthcare
Hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter are marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of Community Health Center, Inc., by turning the tables. Join former CBS and ABC News anchor Thalia Assuras as she asks Mark and Margaret to share their memories on this special occasion. You’ll learn about the early challenges of starting CHC, the patients it’s helped and how it fits into the larger effort to improve U.S. health care.
National Health Center Week 2022 — Daily Themes
Each day of NHCW22 is dedicated to a particular focus.
- Sunday, 8/7: Public Health in Housing Day
- Monday, 8/8: Healthcare for the Homeless Day
- Tuesday, 8/9: Agricultural Worker Health Day
- Wednesday, 8/10: Patient Appreciation Day
- Thursday, 8/11: Stakeholder Appreciation Day
- Friday, 8/12: Health Center Staff Appreciation Day
- Saturday, 8/14: Children’s Health Day
2022 Community Health Institute (CHI) & EXPO
Conference: August 28-30
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, IL
NACHC is excited to announce that Jane Pauley will give the opening keynote, Kelly Leonard will give the Monday keynote, and Harriet Washington will give the closing keynote. The Federal Update will be presented during the closing general session.
We’re excited to announce that pioneer journalist, host of @CBSSunday, and bestselling author @realjanepauley will be the Keynote Speaker at the 2022 Community Health Center (CHI) and Expo later this month!
Conference details: https://t.co/S9ItFUEmKI#NACHCevents pic.twitter.com/KdulcIBukR
— NACHC (@NACHC) August 4, 2022
NHCW Self-Care Resources
There is no doubt that for the past few years the global pandemic has been exhausting for many, especially front line workers. In keeping with this year’s theme: Community Health Centers:
The Chemistry for Strong Communities, NHCW has compiled self-care resources including meditation videos, yoga classes, and nutrition tips.
NHCW22 Events Map
Looking for an event that celebrates National Health Center Week? Or are you hosting an event? Check out the Events Map to see what’s happing in your region and submit your celebration to be included on the map.
#NHCW22 is an opportunity to spread the word about all that health centers do for our communities.
🗓️Have you added your organization’s events to the National Health Center Week event calendar? Do it today! https://t.co/XvnFtLhZIF #NHCW22 https://t.co/brvzEFLLYw
— NACHC (@NACHC) August 3, 2022
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