National Health Center Week
August 12 - 18
Health Centers have existed for over five decades providing affordable primary care to millions of patients each year. These centers have gone above and beyond to address the various social determinants that affect the populations they serve by providing ground-breaking solutions outside of conventional medical care. During this week, we celebrate and recognize the many amazing healthcare heroes that provide quality care to these patients by exceeding expectations in all that they do. To celebrate these centers and the wonderful work they do events are being held all throughout the country honoring this year’s theme of “Celebrating Health Centers: Home of America’s Health Care Heroes”.
The theme for each day is as follows:
Sunday, 8/12: Legislative Appreciation Day
Monday, 8/13: Honoring Health Center Heroes
Tuesday, 8/14: Public Housing Health Centers Day
Wednesday, 8/15: Healthcare for the Homeless Day
Thursday, 8/16: Agricultural Worker Health Day
Friday, 8/17: Patient Appreciation Day
Saturday, 8/18: Children’s Health Day
In Pennsylvania, there are over 50 events being held to celebrate the various themes highlighted for National Health Center Week (NHCW). If you would like to participate and learn more about the events taking place near you, go to https://healthcenterweek.org/events/.