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 30 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 6 – 12 2023 with the theme of “The Roadmap For A Stronger America” This week’s Friday Five highlights NHCW23 and focuses on what health centers have to offer.
Conversations on Healthcare
A radio show about 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. FactCheck.org’s Managing Editor Lori Robertson exposes false claims about health policy in the public domain and we end with a Bright Idea that’s improving health and well being in every day lives.
National Health Center Week 2023 — Daily Themes
Each day of NHCW23 is dedicated to a particular focus.
Sunday, 8/6: Public Health in Housing Day
Monday, 8/7: Healthcare for the Homeless Day
Tuesday, 8/8: Agricultural Worker Health Day
Wednesday, 8/9: Patient Appreciation Day
Thursday, 8/10: Stakeholder Appreciation Day
Friday, 8/11: Health Center Staff Appreciation Day
Saturday, 8/12: Children’s Health Day
2022 Community Health Institute (CHI) & EXPO
Conference: August 27-28
San Diego, CA
The NACHC Community Health Institute (CHI) and EXPO is the largest annual gathering of health center clinicians, executives, consumer board members, along with State/Regional Primary Care Associations and Health Center Controlled Networks. The conference is happening at a time when health centers are charting a new course in a rapidly changing health environment and being called upon to assume a larger role in the nation’s health care system.
📣 Registration is OPEN for the 2023 Community Health Institute & EXPO in August in San Diego (and online)! Join thousands of your health center peers to network and share ideas & best practices for serving our 30 million patients. https://t.co/S9ItFUEmKI #NACHCevents #ValueCHCs pic.twitter.com/KdfmDjx6G0
— NACHC (@NACHC) June 14, 2023
The NACHC is the leading advocacy organization in support of Community Health Centers and the expansion of health care access for the uninsured and medically underserved. This week they debuted a new website designed to make it easier for users to locate resources.
👀 DYK we have a NEW website?!
We surveyed our users (like you) and all that feedback informed the design, with the goal that it’s now easier to locate resources & stories about Community Health Centers you’re looking for.
— NACHC (@NACHC) July 31, 2023
NHCW23 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. Also follow along on Twitter as @HCAdvocacy highlights each state and their statistics on health centers.
Howdy! Today we are visiting Texas. Boasting 7️⃣4️⃣ health centers serving 1.7 million patients, they also add $2.6 B to the Texas economy annually! 📈 @TexasCHCs #NHCW23 #ValueCHCs pic.twitter.com/FO1Ff9YOa3
— HCAdvocacy Network (@HCAdvocacy) July 28, 2023