The Daily Planet is excited to celebrate National Community Health Center Week (August 10 – 16) by providing health screenings on Monday, August 11 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.
According to nationalhealthcenterweek.org, the “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.”
For more than 45 years, community health centers have delivered comprehensive, high-quality preventive and primary health care to patients regardless of their ability to pay. During that time, community health centers have become the essential primary care medical home for millions of Americans, including some of the nation’s most vulnerable populations.
With a proven track record of success, community health centers have played an essential role in national recovery and reinvestment efforts and will play a key role in implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
For more information on America’s health centers, click here.