Celebrating America’s Health Centers: The Key to Healthier Communities
Health care has been in the news a lot lately. Many of us try to eat healthy. We try to improve our health with simple habits like taking the stairs or parking further from the door at work or the mall. Our health and the overall health of the community we live in is vital. Health care centers provide accessibility and quality, affordable care.
This week in August is an ideal time to focus on health care as we send our children back to school. Your community health care center can provide immunizations, general physicals and sports physicals.
Any day of the year, health centers provide many valuable services, including important screenings like mammograms, colorectal screenings, blood pressure tests for hypertension, diabetes and many others.
Get involved in August by hosting or attending NHCW events, engaging your elected officials, advocating in your community, or by setting aside time to attend to your own health by scheduling a screening you’ve been putting off, or didn’t know where to go to get it. Visit www.healthcenterweek.org for more information and ideas for hosting your own event to celebrate and promote the valuable services provided by your local health center.