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National Health Center Week

by Alexa Styliadis

National Health Center Week is an annual celebration to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers over the past five decades.

Community health centers play an important role in addressing health care disparities. Launched in 1965 as an experiment to bring comprehensive primary care to medically-underserved communities, community health centers have grown steadily over the past 56 years. Not only do community health centers increase access to health care - they improve health on a community-wide basis. Services at health centers range from basic preventive care to advanced treatment for serious and chronic physical and mental health conditions.

At Trillium Health, we’re a Federally-Qualified Health Center Look-Alike, and we care for everyone. We break down barriers and provide extraordinary care to everyone who walks through our doors. We meet people where they are and create a personalized care plan for each patient. We also go out into the community and provide testing, treatment, education, outreach, and prevention.

During National Health Center Week, it’s important to shine a light on the important work that community health centers are doing and the value they bring to our communities.

Each day of NHCW is dedicated to a particular focus area:
Public Health in Housing Day: Sunday, 8/7
Healthcare for the Homeless Day: Monday, 8/8
Agricultural Worker Health Day: Tuesday, 8/9
Patient Appreciation Day: Wednesday, 8/10
Stakeholder Appreciation Day: Thursday, 8/11
Health Center Staff Appreciation Day: Friday, 8/12
Children’s Health Day: Saturday, 8/13

Learn more at healthcenterweek.org