National Health Center Week

Our theme for National Health Center Week 2014 (NHCW) is "America's Health Centers - Local Engines for Healthier Communities." As local community owned and operated businesses, Health Centers employ hundreds of thousands of individuals at about 9,000 delivery sites across the nation. Health Centers deliver high quality, cost effective, accessible care while serving as critical economic engines helping to power local economies.

In addition to their long history as health care homes to millions, Health Centers are also proud to maintain a more than 45 year record being ranked among the highest quality and cost effective care providers in the nation. Health Centers provide their services to all people, regardless of their ability to pay or insurance status. Today, America’s Health Centers serve almost 22 million people (including 921,035 Farmworkers and more than 1,145,449 people who are Homeless) at about 9,000 delivery sites in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. territories.

Each year we set aside three days during NHCW to recognize special populations served by health center. This year we celebrated Public Housing Health Centers Day on Tuesday, August 12, Health Care for the Homeless Day on Wednesday, August 13, and Farmworker Health Day on Thursday, August 14.

We thank you for joining us in celebrating National Health Center Week 2014 to recognize the work America’s Health Centers do each day to work toward the goal of ensuring everyone has access to a health care home.

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