Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Health Centers Across the Country Celebrate National Health Center Week

From August 11-17, health centers across the U.S. are celebrating National Health Center Week (NHCW) 2013, a campaign to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers as local solutions for affordable and accessible health care.  More than 1,000 events are scheduled.

President Barack Obama issued a proclamation officially designating this week as NHCW.  “Community Health Centers play a critical role in providing affordable, high-quality preventive and primary health care to millions of Americans,” he said.  “From urban centers to rural towns, they offer vital services regardless of ability to pay—services that help patients stay healthy and avoid emergency room visits. During National Health Center Week, we recognize health centers' significant contributions to keeping America healthy, and we offer our continuing support to the dedicated providers who operate them.”

In celebration of this event, Capital Link released a new infographic showing the economic impact and job growth of health centers nationally. Download the PDF from our website to share with local media, community supporters, or on social media.

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