August 9-15 is National Health Center Week, dedicated to recognizing the services and contributions of community, migrant, homeless, and school-based Community Health Centers (CHCs). In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the national Community Health Center movement, this year’s National Health Center Week will be a special celebration, themed “America’s Health Centers: Celebrating Our Legacy, Shaping Our Future.”
Nationwide CHCs serve over 23 million Americans through more than 9,200 delivery sites in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U.S. territories. With their long history of providing health care homes to millions, CHCs are proud to celebrate 50 years of committed service as they continue to be ranked among the highest quality and most cost-effective care providers in the nation.
Here in Colorado, CHCs across the state are putting on events to celebrate their histories, engage with their communities, and have fun in honor of the incredible work they do! To view Health Center Week events open to the public in Colorado, see the full list here, as well as a few highlighted events below:
- Sunrise Community Health based in Greeley, Evans, and Loveland will be hosting an Open House on August 11th at 5:00 pm to celebrate the opening of their newest clinic: Sunrise Adelante Clinic in Evans, CO. This event is dedicated to and in honor of Mike Bloom, a Community Health Center leader and advocate. See details here.
- Uncompahgre Medical Center based in Norwood, Colorado invites the public to join them for a Community and Staff BBQ to celebrate health centers. See details here.
- Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association Community Health Center (NWCOVNA CHC) based in Craig and Steamboat Springs will be hosting a Chamber Mixer on August 13th from 5:00-7:00 pm. The general public is invited to attend. For details and RSVP information see here.
Visit http://www.healthcenterweek.com/ to find out more about Health Center Week events happening across the country, and to view photos, videos, and more from CHCs nationwide.
Are you interested in a mission driven career that helps make a difference in patients’ lives? Check out the Mission Driven Careers Job Board or the CHAMPS Job Opportunity Bank for more information about how to join a team at a Colorado CHC. To learn more about Colorado CHCs and other great work they are doing, visit CCHN’s website.