National Health Center Week has been celebrated for more than 30 years. Each year, Community Health Center, Inc. works hard to plan events that not only raise awareness throughout our 13 CT sites but to also offer members of the community a chance to join in on the fun. This year, CHC’s staff worked tirelessly to organize free, family-friendly events, at various sites, to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers as local gateways to healthcare.
Each event had its own special touch that was created by a variety of CHC staff members who took on planning efforts in addition to their regular workload. Six of our sites also offered patients Free Oral Cancer Screenings in collaboration with the week of celebration. From Saturday, August 9th, to Saturday August 16th, events happened almost every day and the end result was providing patients and community members with an abundance of free services & information. From HIV & Hep C testing, blood pressure screenings, mobile dental services for kids, Oral Cancer Screenings, CHC handouts about services and local groups joining in on the effort, the week was a huge success and many people are responsible for the result.
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.
Since 1972, Community Health Center, Inc. has been one of the leading healthcare providers in the state of Connecticut, building a world-class primary health care system committed to caring for uninsured and underserved populations. CHC is focused on improving health outcomes for its more than 130,000 patients as well as building healthy communities. Recognized as both a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance and a Primary Care Medical Home by The Joint Commission, CHC delivers service in more than 200 locations statewide, offering primary care in medical, dental and behavioral health services.
- Day Street CHC –2nd annual SONO Day Out, Ryan Park, Norwalk.
- CHC of Meriden — free HIV &Hep C testing at the Puerto Rican Festival
- CHC of Clinton — Health Walk and Litter Clean-up
- CHC of New Britain — healthy lifestyles fair and farmers market
- CHC of Middletown — Walk from the health center to a health, wellness and family fun festival.
- CHC of New London, Fresh New London and NL staff plant a beautiful garden on the grounds of the health center.
Take a photo tour of the past week with fabulous events throughout CT on our facebook album below!