August 19, 2017 10:12 pm Last modified: 5:14 am

Frederiksted Health Care Celebrates National Health Center Week

Frederiksted Health Care Inc. is recognizing National Health Center Week 2012 (NHCW) with health fairs and screenings as part of a weeklong campaign (Aug. 5-11) to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers as local solutions. The theme of this year’s NHCW is "Celebrating America’s Health Centers: Powering Healthier Communities," to underscore how Community Health Centers provide access to affordable, high quality, cost effective health care to
medically vulnerable and underserved people throughout the United States.
Within our community, there exist strong partnerships of people, governments and communities who work together to meet the unique and diverse health conditions of the community. Health centers are run from the bottom up, by a patient-majority governing board which guides how limited resources can be effectively directed to meet the health care needs of the community.
One of the bright spots in America’s health care system, health centers provide a health care home to over 20 million people at 8,000 sites nationwide. Their model of care was rated as one of the most effective programs by then-President George W. Bush’s Office of Management and Budget. Indeed, presidents from both parties and members of Congress on both sides of the aisle have long-recognized the value of health centers and supported their expansion.
With more health care homes in communities, we can reduce health care costs and unnecessary hospitalizations and visits to the hospital emergency rooms. According to the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), there are 60 million people in the country with limited or no access to primary care providers.
Frederiksted Health Care’s goal is to ensure our clients get the care they need while being treated as individuals with dignity and respect. This is what health care should be, and what is celebrated during National Health Center Week.
Below is a table detailing the list of activities that Frederiksted Health Care, board of directors, management and staff will host for National Health Center Week.
To find out more about National Health Center Week, visit http://www.healthcenterweek.org or
contact Jason J Henry, at 772-1992 or 513-4836.
Activity
Wednesday, August 1
Food drive and blood pressure screening at Plaza West ( Food will be donated to My Brothers Table)
Monday, August 6
· Interdenominational gathering in FHC Lobby 8:15 a.m.
· Donation of food from food drive to My Brother’s Table 11:30 am
Tuesday, August 7
Public Housing Day: Open House, Block Party (formal ceremony 1-2 p.m., screening and activities 2 -5 p.m.
Free: health screening, games faces painting, bounce castle and refreshments 1-5:30 p.m.
· Coloring competition winners announced
Wednesday, August 8
· Homeless Day: Breakfast at Vegetable Market in Frederiksted, 7:30 a.m.
· Admin: Serving of lunch at My Brothers Table, noon
Thursday, August 9
· Farmers Day: Health screening to farmers at Agriculture, 7:30
· Open to Public 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Friday, August 10
· Frederiksted Clean Up from Fish Market to Frederiksted Pool, 8 a.m.
Health Center Closed
Saturday, August 11
Food drive and blood pressure screening at Plaza West (Food will be donated to My Brothers Table)

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