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National Health Center Week 2014

Celebrate National Health Center Week (NHCW) August 10-16

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The NHCW theme for 2014 is "America's Health Centers: Local Engines for Healthier Communities." As local community owned and operated businesses, health centers employ hundreds of thousands of individuals at about 9,000 delivery sites across the nation.
     In addition to their long history as healthcare homes to millions (ranked for more than 45 years among the highest quality and cost effective care providers in the nation), they also serve as critical economic engines helping to power local economies.

     Health centers provide their services to all people, regardless of ability to pay or insurance status. Today, America’s health centers serve almost 22 million people, including 921,035 farmworkers and over 1,145,449 homeless.
     Each year during NHCW, three days are set aside to recognize special populations served by health centers. This year includes:

  • Public Housing Health Centers Day on Tuesday, August 12
  • Health Care for the Homeless Dayon Wednesday, August 13
  • Farmworker Health Day on Thursday, August 14.

     Join in celebrating National Health Center Week 2014 and recognize the work America’s Health Centers do each day to achieve the goal of ensuring everyone has access to a healthcare home. Click here to find local events.