Every year in August NACHC encourages Community Health Centers to celebrate National Health Center Week (NHCW) by holding events, inviting Members of Congress to visit health centers in the districts, and hosting events, such as health fairs, community celebrations, or media events to educate the public about the mission and value of health centers. If you missed the planning call, which took place yesterday, here are a few highlights:
- The theme for this year’s NHCW is: Celebrating America’s Health Centers: Transforming Health Care in Our Local Communities. Use hashtag #NHCW2013 for tweets.
- NHCW is August 11-17, 2013. Members of Congress will be on recess and at home in their districts — take the opportunity to invite them over to your health center.
- Ron Simpson with Mckesson, the premier sponsor of NHCW 2013, encouraged Community Health Centers to reach out their local McKesson representative for help with NHCW events.
- This year NACHC is working with Points of Light to recognize outstanding health center volunteers during NHCW. To learn more and nominate a volunteer go here. Nominations are due by May 31, 2013.