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National Health Center Week 2020

Friday, July 10, 2020

Image of lighthouse and stars representing National Health Center Week 2020, Lighting the Way

It’s almost time again to celebrate National Health Center Week, which this year is August 9-15, 2020: Lighting the Way for Healthier Communities Today and in the Future

Themed days

      • Sunday, 8/9 – Public Health in Housing Day
      • Monday, 8/10 – Health Care for the Homeless Day
      • Tuesday, 8/11 – Agricultural Worker Health Center Day
      • Wednesday, 8/12 – Patient Appreciation Day
      • Thursday, 8/13 – Stakeholder Appreciation Day
      • Friday, 8/14 – Health Center Staff Appreciation Day
      • Saturday, 8/15 – Children’s Health Day

North Carolina’s community health centers play a vital role in our state’s healthcare safety net. They are innovators in healthcare delivery and feature a patient-governed medical home model that utilizes care teams and enabling services to help patients address their medical and social needs.

Today, they play the following role in NC:
• Serve nearly over half a million patients (41% uninsured, 25% Medicaid, 14% Medicare and 20% private insurance).
• Offer sites in 85 of North Carolina’s 100 counties and care to patients from all counties.
• Provide medical, dental, pharmacy, behavioral health and substance abuse services.
• Participate in new delivery systems, such as Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Accountability Care Organizations and a Health Center Controlled Network that analyzes patient data to improve care
• Generate & support about 4,000 jobs across the state
• Have the staff expertise & outreach ability to help patients as the state moves through its Medicaid transformation

There are NHCW events scheduled across North Carolina, though they will look a little different this year due to COVID19.

To learn more about NHCW and the listing of events please visit: https://healthcenterweek.org/

You can also follow the conversation using #NHCW20 or #ValueCHCs on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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