Sunday, August 9, 2015

National Health Center Week

About Health Center Week

The theme for National Health Center Week 2015 (NHCW) is "America's Health Centers- Celebrating Our Legacy, Shaping Our Future." As local community owned and operated businesses, Health Centers employ hundreds of thousands of individuals at about 9,000 delivery sites across the nation. Health Centers deliver high quality, cost effective, accessible care while serving as critical economic engines helping to power local economies.

In addition to their long history as health care homes to millions, Health Centers are also proud to celebrate 50 years of service and continue to be ranked among the highest quality and cost effective care providers in the nation. Health Centers provide their services to all people, regardless of their ability to pay or insurance status. Today, America’s Health Centers serve almost 22 million people (including 921,035 Farmworkers and more than 1,145,449 people who are Homeless) at about 9,000 delivery sites in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. territories.

Each year Health Centers set aside three days during NHCW to recognize special populations served by health center. This year they are celebrating Public Housing Health Centers Day, Health Care for the Homeless Day, and Farmworker Health Day.

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