Did you know that this week is National Influenza Vaccination Week and National Handwashing Awareness Week? Remember that newspapers, television and radio stations in your community often look to find a local angle on a national story. These National Health Observance Days/Weeks/Months are proven opportunities to share the value of your Community Health Center with events tied to preventative care or public health. Health centers already are sharing their flu shot events on Facebook and Twitter. And for folks who still haven’t had their flu shot yet, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a Flu Finder site. You can access it by visiting this link.
Want to make a resolution for the New Year? When the National Health Information Center releases their calendar for 2012, browse through and see observances occur throughout the year and make a note in your calendar. And don’t forget that National Health Center Week 2012 is August 5th through 11th. Also please let us know what events you have coming up, including new site openings or ribbon cuttings — we love to share your good news and ideas.