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 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 8 – 14, 2021 with the theme of “The Chemistry For Strong Communities.” This week’s Friday Five highlights NHCW21 and focuses on 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 these episodes:
National Health Center Week 2021 — Daily Themes
Each day of NHCW21 is dedicated to a particular focus.
- Sunday, 8/8: Public Health in Housing Day
- Monday, 8/9: Healthcare for the Homeless Day
- Tuesday, 8/10: Agricultural Worker Health Day
- Wednesday, 8/11: Patient Appreciation Day
- Thursday, 8/12: Stakeholder Appreciation Day
- Friday, 8/13: Health Center Staff Appreciation Day
- Saturday, 8/14: Children’s Health Day
Meet the Experts: Dr. Ron Yee and Dr. Margaret Flinter
Dr. Ron Yee is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). Dr. Margaret Flinter is the Senior Vice President and Clinical Director of the Community Health Center, Inc (CHC).
💯! At Community Health Centers, “increasing equity and reducing health disparities are not aspirations, but rather are daily practices,” says NACHC CMO Ron Yee, MD, in this profile of health centers. https://t.co/ErZ1KY6TBs#NHCW21 #ValueCHCs
— NACHC (@NACHC) August 3, 2021
NHCW Self-Care Resources
There is no doubt that for the past two years the global pandemic has 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.
NHCW21 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.
If you’re planning an event in celebration of National Health Center Week in August, add it to our events map. You can submit info about the event here: https://t.co/yBahWs0mtQ#ValueCHCs #NHCW21 #FQHCs pic.twitter.com/I3c4ZS6R8M
— NACHC (@NACHC) July 30, 2021