August 6, 2021

August 8th – August 14th, 2021

Community Health Centers – The Chemistry for Strong Communities

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.
Community Health Centers serve as the beacon of strength, service, and care in their communities. In moments of pain and loss, they offer support and love. In moments of triumph, they offer hope and a vision for the future. Let’s come together this week to celebrate the roles Community Health Centers have played in both our recent moments of loss and triumph. 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, we commemorate those lives that have been lost and celebrate the future of Community Health, and the future of primary health care for underserved populations.

Focus Days:
Sunday, August 8th – Public Health in Housing Day
Monday, August 9th – Healthcare for the Homeless Day
Tuesday, August 10th – Agricultural Worker Health Day
Wednesday, August 11th – Patient Appreciation Day
Thursday, August 12th – Stakeholder Appreciation Day
Friday, August 13th – Health Center Staff Appreciation Day
Saturday, August 14th – Children’s Health Day

Washington State proclamation from Governor Inslee

View here: The White House proclamation on National Health Center Week