NACHC’s 2022 National Health Center Week: August 7-13
Community Health Centers – The Chemistry for Strong Communities
National Health Center Week (August 7-13) 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.
Community Health Centers serve as the beacon of strength, service, and care in their communities. This National Health Center Week honors those front line providers, staff, and beloved patients who lost their lives during the (ongoing) COVID-19 pandemic. From the very beginning of the crisis, Community Health Centers began finding innovative ways to provide preventative and primary care to their patients.
During this week of remembrance, light a candle for those community health leaders, patients that we lost. As we commemorate those lives and celebrate the future of Community Health, let’s shine a light across the country that will embody the future of primary health care access for underserved populations. Shine a light on your Community Health Center and share the value that it brings to everyone who it touches.
We encourage you to consider coordinating your celebrations around the corresponding dates and focus days to showcase the innovative ways that health centers are providing high-quality health care, improving health outcomes, and narrowing health disparities. Your events do not have to coincide exactly with the focus of respective days – much like the NHCW theme, focus days are available to enhance your events and help provide structure at your discretion. Coordinating local efforts around the themes of the focus days helps maximize the national impact of our message.
- Sunday, 8/7: Public Health in Housing Day
- Monday, 8/8: Healthcare for the Homeless Day
- Tuesday, 8/9: Agricultural Worker Health Day
- Wednesday, 8/10: Patient Appreciation Day
- Thursday, 8/11: Stakeholder Appreciation Day
- Friday, 8/12: Health Center Staff Appreciation Day
- Saturday, 8/13: Children’s Health Day
See More from NACHC
- NHCW Home Page
- Activities & Event Ideas
- Media Toolkit Templates
- Engaging Elected Officials
- NACHC held a prep webinar on June 1. You can access the recording here and the slides here.
During the event be sure to use the hashtags #NHCW22 and #ValueCHCs in your social media posts.
Current List of Events
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Tell Us About Your Events!
Email Alyssa Mohamadzadeh at firstname.lastname@example.org with a list of your planned events including the event name, location (or link if virtual), date, and time. If you would like CCALAC to assist with promoting your event, please indicate so in your email to Alyssa.
Invite Elected Officials to Your Events!
Members are encouraged to invite their elected officials to their events. If you would like support from CCALAC to contact and invite your elected officials to attend any of your events, please email Alyssa Mohamadzadeh at email@example.com.
L.A. Care Sponsorship & Promo Items
L.A. Care Health Plan is interested in partnering with community clinics on their NHCW activities. If you’d like to submit a sponsorship request, please send your request with associated costs and brand benefits to Mariah Walton at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, July 1. Apply soon as sponsorship opportunities are limited. Additionally, if you’d like to receive L.A. Care promotional items for your NHCW events, please email Erika Granados at email@example.com by Friday, July 1.