Celebrating National Health Center Week

August 9, 2022

It’s National Health Center Week and each day will focus on aspects of what community health centers do to care for the people they serve.

Below you can read about our sharing of the various daily focus topics put forth by the National Association of Community Health Centers. We will also be posting here video interviews with some of the CHC staff later in the week.

Click below to view pictures of the displays our incredible clinic staff up together at several of our locations.

Introducing our new video series: “Healthcare For Life” – video talks with CHC staff
(click or tap below to watch)

Where we live has a large impact on our health and well-being. Having support helps us feel included and can have a positive effect on our mental and physical health. We know it takes a village to care for a village. Together with our partner community service organizations, we care for our public housing residents to make our communities healthier, stronger and safer! 

Community Health Centers of the Central Coast serves everyone who walks through our doors, regardless of their ability to pay. Did you know CHC also cared for 6761 people without stable housing this year to date? That’s up 8% over last year. This week we honor & celebrate the work being done at community health centers across the nation. We encourage you to support policies that advocate for comprehensive health care as a human right. Learn more & find ways to get involved on the National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s page

Community Health Centers serve approximately 20% of the estimated 4.5 million Agricultural Workers in the US, that number is much higher on the Central Coast. Many face barriers in accessing care. Research shows that language barriers, lack of health insurance, and different cultural perceptions of health/disease may make accessing health care difficult. CHC’s Outreach department & care teams work with Promotores networks & other community partners to care for indigenous People using their native language (mostly Mixteco in our area). Thanks to all who help us care for our hardworking farmworkers who work so hard to keep the food flowing.

Today is Patient Appreciation Day for National Health Center Week! Patients are the ❤️ of Community Health Centers and drive health centers to continually improve and innovate. Did you know health centers care for 1 in 11 people in the United States? We are so thankful for all of the wonderful, diverse people that make up our patient population. Thank you for being the most important part of our CHC family!

On this Stakeholder Appreciation Day during National Health Center Week, CHC appreciates the support and interest of state and local officials who support and acknowledge the crucial community care that community health centers perform every single day. Thank you for your advocacy, partnership and engagement in helping us care for and heal our communities.

The value of safe, trusted and quality care for CHC’s patients is made possible thanks to the dedicated people who make up our staff. They are the core of what CHC does and who we are and they deserve to be recognized. The words “THANK YOU” are heartfelt yet fall short in conveying how the leaders and board of directors at CHC feel about our incredible health center staff. #NHCW2022 #ValueCHCs

Today is Children’s Health Day during the National Health Centers Week. Did you know that more than 8 million children in the USA receive primary health care from a Community Health Center? As the youngest members of our communities prepare to return to school, we want to remind you to ensure your kids are up-to-date on their school vaccines. It’s also a good time to remember to schedule their annual well-child checkup. CHC will be here to help care for, strengthen and empower our future generations.

Thank you to all the fantastic team of staff members at CHC who work so hard to care for the people in our community. The CHC Leadership team truly appreciates all your efforts and is thankful to have you as part of the CHC family.

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