HopeHealth celebrates National Health Center Week
HopeHealth will celebrate National Health Center Week (August 8-15) with employee-appreciation activities, a COVID vaccine event for HopeHealth patients, and more.
National Health Center Week is held every August to bring awareness to the importance of community health centers like HopeHealth for our communities. The week includes programs throughout the country to highlight the mission and accomplishments of America’s community health centers and encourage people to support their local centers.
This year’s theme is “The Chemistry for Strong Communities,” with HopeHealth focusing on what makes the services we provide possible: the 600-plus employees who work at more than a dozen locations across five counties. Employee appreciation activities will be held throughout the week in addition to the annual Advocacy Wednesday campaign that focuses on becoming advocates for community health centers.
“Our employees truly are ‘The Chemistry for Strong Communities,” said Kimberly O. Johnson, director of community engagement at HopeHealth. “Centers like HopeHealth are a one-stop-shop for the people in our community. In addition to basic doctor’s visits, we provide behavioral health services, health screening, student physicals, dental care, radiology, and pharmacy services to name just a few. This increases access to care for so many and plays a huge role in cutting costly, avoidable emergency department visits.”
Being an advocate is as simple as letter your Congressional representatives know the issues impacting community health centers are important. To learn more about being an advocate for HopeHealth and other CHCs, visit hcadvocacy.org.