August 4, 2022
Dozens of Sites Celebrate National Community Health Center Week, August 7-13
Federally Qualified Health Centers to Host Public Officials, Hold Ribbon Cuttings, Provide Free Health Services, and Engage in Public Outreach
Who: The North Carolina Community Health Center Association (NCCCHA), which represents 42 Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) member organizations that provide integrated medical, dental, pharmacy, behavioral health, and enabling services to more than 685,000 patients at over 370 clinical service sites in 85 N.C. counties.
Contacts: Stacie Borrello, NCCHCA Communications & External Affairs Manager | email@example.com, 919-996-9208; Brendan Riley, NCCHCA VP, Government Relations & External Affairs| firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-469-1116
National Health Center Week, August 7-13, 2022, is an annual, nationwide celebration of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), also known as Community Health Centers (CHCs), which provide integrated primary care services to the entire community regardless of insurance status or ability to pay at over 370 sites across North Carolina. The goal of the week-long event is to raise awareness about the mission and value of CHCs and celebrate the contributions of staff, stakeholders, and — most of all — patients, who make up a majority of all CHC governing boards. CHCs across the state are holding over 30 public events in celebration:
- Four CHCs are celebrating the opening of new sites: Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine in Greensboro, Cabarrus-Rowan CHC in Salisbury, Agape Health Services in Plymouth, and Mountain Community Health Partnership in Burnsville.
- Many CHCs are holding public events where they will perform health outreach with special populations, which include migrant farmworkers, public housing residents, the unhoused, and children.
- Several sites are hosting elected officials or their representatives for tours as part of stakeholder recognition efforts, and others are participating in community-wide wellness fairs across the state.
The North Carolina Community Health Center Association encourages press to attend public events during National Health Center Week to report on the innovative ways our CHCs provide high-quality primary care and enabling services to underserved communities, furthering their mission of improving health outcomes and reducing health disparities.
Click here for a list of the public National Health Center Week Events happening across North Carolina next week. (Click the page numbers at the bottom to view all events.)
Learn more about National Health Center Week at https://healthcenterweek.org. Please reach out to the NCCHCA contacts above for more event details or assistance connecting with a CHC.