National Health Center Week: August 9-15, 2015
This year's theme is America’s Health Centers: Celebrating Our Legacy, Shaping Our Future. NHCW is August 9-15, 2015 when Members of Congress will be on recess and back home, giving you the best opportunity to invite your Member to visit your Health Center. As you are planning, please post your NHCW event details on the website -- the password is: healthy. National Health Center Week 2015 is just around the corner, the time to start planning is now. Visit the NHCW website to look at some key tools and resources, including:
- National Health Center Week 2015 Kick-off Webinar (from May 12, 2015)
- Activity and Event Ideas
- Guidelines on how to invite your Members of Congress to your Health Center and an invite letter
- A Health Center Week Proclamation Template
- Resources to promote Health Center Week- Proclamation Template, Letter to the Editor, Sample Social Media Posts for Elected Officals
- #NHCW15 Graphics for Facebook and Twitter
Check out the Guidelines for the #NHCW15 Picture & Video Contest. The contest is an opportunity to use your creativity to garner some national attention for your Health Center. Start thinking today about the pictures (both photos and drawings) and how to create a video that best represents your Health Center and how you celebrate National Health Center Week 2015! We have home some excellent new prizes this year, including a chance to win a NHCW 2016 sponsorship, a chance to be featured in the 2016 NHCW Calendar, and much more! Keep in mind that this year is the 50th Anniversary of the Health Centers Program, so much to celebrate!
Expect to receive more NHCW updates and resources in the weeks ahead. If there are any tools or materials that you would find helpful but don't see on the NHCW website, please let us know! Emailgrassroots@nachc.com.
National Health Center Week 2015 will only be a success with participation of Health Centers in every state, so please start planning your Health Center's NHCW Celebration TODAY!