The Friday Five – National Health Center Week
For over fifty years America’s Health Centers have been bringing their services to all people, regardless of their ability to pay or insurance status, and in today’s healthcare climate that mission is more important than ever. According to the National Association of Community Health Centers (@NACHC), health centers serve 27 million patients, a number that continues to grow along with the demand for affordable primary care. In support of National Health Centers Week, August 12th – 18th, our Friday Five takes a look at what health centers have to offer and how you can participate in the week’s events.
We hope you will join us in celebrating Community Health Centers during National Health Center Week 2018 August 12-18 https://t.co/CoUFGBJahZ #NHCW18 @NACHC @HCAdvocacy #valueCHCs pic.twitter.com/vtfLtvDOXV
— Merritt Hawkins (@MerrittHawkins) August 7, 2018
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In order to help spread the word and give organizations across the country some connection, NHCW provides a theme for the event overall and for each day as well. This year’s theme is Celebrating Health Centers: Home of America’s Health Care Heroes and the focus for each day of NHCW 2018 is listed below:
- Sunday, 8/12: Legislative Appreciation Day
- Monday, 8/13: Honoring Health Center Heroes
- Tuesday, 8/14: Public Housing Health Centers Day
- Wednesday, 8/15: Healthcare for the Homeless Day
- Thursday, 8/16: Agricultural Worker Health Day
- Friday, 8/17: Patient Appreciation Day
- Saturday, 8/18: Children’s Health Day
2018 Picture & Video Contests
Each year, hundreds of Health Center Advocates submit their pictures and videos to celebrate the amazing work their Health Center does! The NHCW Picture & Video Contest is an opportunity to use your creativity to garner some national attention for your Health Center.
The #NHCW18 Picture & Video Contest submission period is NOW open! All entries must be received by 8/31 at 12 PM ET. Submit picture & videos her: https://t.co/nY0xKhHkuc #CHCsuperpower pic.twitter.com/gX2dmYLRx8
— HCAdvocacy Network (@HCAdvocacy) August 1, 2018
NHCW Webinars and Presentations
Learn more or educate your community about National Health Centers Week events, contests and other NHCW related topics with their free webinars and presentation materials.
Share Your Health Center’s Story
National Health Center Week is a perfect time to share YOUR ‘health center story’ and all the reasons you and your community have to CELEBRATE America’s Health Centers. Take a minute to sing your health center’s praises or read about what others have to boast about.