Celebrating Health Centers: Home of America’s Health Care Heroes
August 12-18, 2018
Join us for our Back to School Bash on Saturday, August 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Main Site. This is our culminating event in celebration of National Health Center Week. This free, family-focused event will include kid’s activities, the Gus Bus, food vendors, “Touch a Truck” with the local fire department and rescue squad, and more! Children will have the opportunity to visit several activity stations to earn a Superhero back pack with basic back to school supplies (while supplies last).
Also that Saturday, there are extra appointment slots dedicated to school physicals for current and new HCHC patients. Call 540-433-4913 to schedule your child’s appointment!
HCHC’s National Health Center Week celebration also includes:
- Monday, August 13: Celebrating Community Health Center Heroes
- Tuesday, August 14: HCHC (Main Site) Patient Appreciation Day
- Wednesday, August 15: VMRC Patient Appreciation Day
- Thursday, August 16: CHCE Patient Appreciation Day
- Friday, August 17: Staff Superhero Day
About National Health Center Week
National Health Center Week is an annual celebration with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers over the past five decades.
Health centers serve 27 million patients a number that continues to grow along with the demand for affordable primary care. In addition to their long history as health care homes to millions, health centers produce innovative solutions to the most pressing health care issues in their communities and reach beyond the walls of conventional medicine to address the social determinants of health affecting special patient populations. Each year we celebrate the work and services health centers provide to special populations within their community on designated days during the week.
This year, the National Association of Community Health Centers and the Health Center Advocacy Network invites you to celebrate the incredible health care heroes– individuals who live and breathe the health center mission and exceed the call of duty to support health centers in providing quality health care for patients in the community.