“Celebrating Our Legacy, Shaping Our Future”
August 9-15, 2015
This week marks National Health Center Week, a week dedicated to recognizing the impact of community health centers on the health of our nation. Below is an excerpt from President Barack Obama‘s 2015 proclamation of this special week:
(To read the entire proclamation, click here.)
“Today, America’s health centers have become a critical element of a health system that reflects the belief that all people deserve access to essential medical services, regardless of who they are or where they live. An idea born from the fight for justice and civil rights, health centers — as well as the committed professionals who support them — carry forward the ideals fought for at a transformational time in our Nation’s history. Helping to ensure more Americans have the security and peace of mind that comes with quality, affordable care, health centers continue to be instrumental in safeguarding the promise of equality and opportunity for all.
This week, as we recognize the 50-year anniversary of the first community health centers being established in America, let us remember that health care is not a privilege for the few among us who can afford it, but a right for all Americans — and let us recognize the vital role health centers across our country play in carrying us toward greater health for our people.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim the week of August 9 through August 15, 2015, as National Health Center Week.”
In recognition of this week, the Patient Education team will be tabling on Wednesday, August 12th from 11am-5pm with information about the host of services available at Callen-Lorde, including mental health support groups, patient education workshops, Alternative Insemination info sessions, Job Readiness workshops and one-on-one sessions, tobacco cessation counseling, insurance enrollment assistance and more!
Stop by and see us, and spread the word!
Check out the infographic below or visit www.healthcenterweek.org for more information about this important week and about health centers nationwide.