Rev. Martin Luther King once said, ‘’Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.’’ These words are often repeated among the dedicated people who work at Community Health Centers in all corners of America because it appropriately describes their mission: to ensure access to affordable care for all people, not just a few.
Some health center leaders are marking January 16th by celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King through special events. NACHC’s Community HealthCorps, for example, is observing The Corporation for National and Community Service’s Day of Service, with a variety events around the country. Check out the blog posts by Commuinty HealthCorps members that highlight what’s going on in Maine and Washington state (see local news story in Yakima, WA about a scheduled peace march). So far we’ve tracked Day of Service events in 13 states, and the District of Columbia, where Community HealthCorps members and health centers are choosing to “Make it a Day On, Not a Day Off,” in the spirit of public service. To view a listing of events visit the Community HealthCorps page.