National Health Center Week (Month)
It’s August, which means National Health Center Week is just around the corner! To celebrate this year, Northwest Health Services is claiming the ENTIRE month of August as National Health Center Month! All month long we will be hosting employee appreciation lunches, community breakfasts, a family health carnival, awareness events, a healthy selfie contest and much more. So…
What’s a health center?
Good question! According to HRSA, Health centers are community-based and patient-directed organizations that deliver comprehensive, culturally competent, high-quality primary health care services. Health centers also often integrate access to pharmacy, mental health, substance abuse, and oral health services in areas where economic, geographic, or cultural barriers limit access to affordable health care services. Health centers deliver care to the Nation’s most vulnerable individuals and families, including people experiencing homelessness, agricultural workers, residents of public housing, and the Nation’s veterans.
Why do we have national health center week?
National health center week is a way to showcase what health centers are doing for our communities. As the local health center for all of Northwest Missouri, Northwest Health Services strives to provide the best quality care and services to anyone who seeks it. We offer medical, dental, mental and pharmacy services to our patients. We also accept patients with or without insurance and offer a discount program (sliding scale) to those who are less fortunate.
Northwest Health Services will be hosting many events this month, however there are a few events open to the public!
- Family Health Carnival: Thursday, August 31 from 4 – 6 pm – come and enjoy free food, face painting, bounce houses and games for the kids, free health screenings, giveaways and learn about the local resources right here in our community! This event will be located at our Family Medicine Associates location in St. Joseph, Missouri.
- Community Breakfast: Thursday, August 24 from 6 – 8 am – come and grab a free breakfast on us in the parking lot of our Mound City clinic in Mound City, Missouri!
- Community Breakfast: Friday, August 25 from 6 – 8 am – come and grab a free breakfast on us in the parking lot of our Savannah clinic in Savannah, Missouri!
- Healthy Selfie Contest: All month long on social media (facebook and instagram.) You could win $500 for participating!
If you have any questions at all about events or national health center month, please call (816) 901-1433.
Have a great day!
Corey Myers is the Outreach & Enrollment Specialist for Northwest Health Services and works with healthcare professionals to provide important health information.