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2019 National Health Center Week

National Health Center Week is August 4-10, 2019.

Check out NACHC's NHCW page here.


America’s Health Centers: Rooted in Communities

National Health Center Week (August 4th-10th) 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.

Health centers serve 28 million patients – a number that continues to grow along with the demand for affordable primary care. In addition to their long history as health care homes to millions, health centers produce innovative solutions to the most pressing health care issues in their communities and reach beyond the walls of conventional medicine to address the social determinants of health affecting special patient populations. Each year we celebrate the work and services health centers provide to special populations within their community on designated days during the week.

This year, the National Association of Community Health Centers and the Health Center Advocacy Network invites you to celebrate the ways that health centers are “Rooted in Communities.”

A host of NHCW events are scheduled across the country, including health fairs, visits by Members of Congress and state officials to local health centers, press conferences, back-to-school drives, community breakfasts, patient appreciation events, free health screenings and much more. Each day of NHCW 2019 is dedicated to a particular focus area:

We encourage you to consider coordinating your celebrations around the corresponding dates and focus days to showcase the innovative ways that health centers are providing high-quality health care, improving health outcomes, and narrowing health disparities. Your events do not have to coincide exactly with the focus of respective days – much like the NHCW theme, focus days are available to enhance your events and help provide structure at your discretion. Coordinating local efforts around the themes of the focus days helps maximize the national impact of our message.

Mark your calendars for National Health Center Week 2019, August 4th-10th.

Health centers in North Carolina:

  • Deliver high-quality and affordable care to over 480,000 people
  • Employ community members and support the local economy in 85 counties through more than 220 clinic sites
  • Ensure that everyone has access to a health care home
  • Collaborate with other community organizations to provide integrated care to their patients
  • Read our handout about NC CHCs made just for National Health Center Week!

Engage the Media

Click here for NACHC's NHCW Media Toolkit.
Spanish-language materials / Materiales en espanol are available here.
NACHC has also provided social media tools and graphics.

Engage the Public

  • Encourage Patients and Communities to Take the Pledge and Become Health Center Advocates.
  • Participate in Voter Registration: As trusted community institutions serving underrepresented populations, health centers are getting involved by registering their patients to vote and encouraging community members to go to the polls.
  • Incorporate Health Insurance Outreach & Education

Celebrating Health Center Week: Pictures from 2017

Above, Rep. Alma Adams helps open Charlotte's dental clinic and Rep. mark Meadows visits Blue Ridge Health.

Above, opening of Dental bus at CommWell health and staff from Governor Cooper's office visit Advance CHC.

Above left, the Campaign for Southern Equality recognizes excellent services for LGBTQ people at WNCCHS and center, right,Triad Adult & Pediatric Medicine hosts their appreciation day with representatives from local and national government.

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