MHS Celebrates National Health Center Week
Join MHS in celebrating National Health Center Week, August 8-12! This year’s theme is “Celebrating America’s Health Centers: Serving Locally, Leading Nationally.” It is designed to highlight both the model that health centers offer for our healthcare system in providing affordable, high-quality, cost-effective healthcare and the impact that health centers have on the people and the economies in their communities.
National Health Center Week 2011 also provides an opportunity to focus on the progress made towards fulfilling the goal of the “Access for All America” plan to provide a healthcare home to 30 million patients by 2015. Each year, Health Center Week sets aside three days to focus on special populations who are often left outside of the mainstream healthcare system. This year, Health Center Week focuses on the following:
- Tuesday, August 9: Health Care in Public Housing Day
- Wednesday, August 10: Health Care for the Homeless Day
- Thursday, August 11: Farmworker Health Day
America’s health centers now serve more than 20 million people (including 925,000 farmworkers and nearly 940,000 people who are homeless) in 7,000 communities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam.
Please join in this weeklong celebration to focus the public spotlight on America’s health centers and their work to make sure that everyone who needs a healthcare home can have one at a health center.