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National Health Center Week Activities to Support Raising Awareness

More about Community-based Health Centers

We all know a nation’s wealth is determined by the health and well-being of its citizens. Community health centers across the country provide exceptional care for everyone irrespective of their ability to pay. Their main aim is to provide continued, high-quality, affordable healthcare to people, especially those with fewer resources. Actually, one in every fifteen people living in the United States relies on their services. Even though these organizations face tremendous pressure, they still rank among the highest quality health providers in the nation, given their critically important role.

The Importance of National Health Center Week

People out there either have no insurance or live in areas with no access to healthcare providers or even essential health services. National Health Centre Week is observed each year in the second week of August to raise awareness and recognize health centers and their dedicated service and contributions to the community. Why August? Because it is the perfect time to reach out to families with exciting summer health events and back-to-school immunizations for their kids. This year, National Health Center Week takes place August 13-19, and the theme is “Celebrating America’s Health Centers: The Key to Healthier Communities”. It is time to appreciate the great work of these people to provide better healthcare to the medically vulnerable.

Support Activities to Raise Awareness

Community health organizations across the nation will be posting their events under state listings on the National Association of Community Health Centers Week Events Map. Attending any of these events gives you the chance to be part of something unique. Spread the word about their role, shedding more light on the health needs of your community.

You can become a health center advocate. Hand out flyers and brochures to farmers and supermarkets to promote healthy eating habits and regular physical exercise. Set up information tables and distribute pamphlets with answers to frequently asked questions about the whole campaign.

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