News & Spotlights

National Health Center Week 2017

July 24th, 2017
Advocacy, Events

National Health Center Week 2017


For more than 50 years, Community Health Centers (CHCs) have provided high quality, affordable health care for ALL people, regardless of ability to pay, insurance, or other circumstances. Today, CHCs serve more than 25 million people and, through cost-effective, prevention-focused care, we save the American healthcare system and tax payer more $24 billion each year.  

At HealthPoint, we are proud to be a community health center and we think the work CHCs do to keep our communities and country healthy is worth celebrating!  That’s why we’re so excited for National Health Center Week.

National Health Center Week (NCHW) is a celebration of CHCs and our long record of success in delivering top quality, innovative care that is accessible, affordable, and tailored to the unique needs of our patients.

While 1 in every 15 people living in America count on community health centers for care, many people still don’t know that we exist.  NHCW is a chance to change that!  As a community-based model of care, we cannot do our work unless we have public support and confidence in our programs.  NHCW provides a spotlight for sharing our stories and illuminating the important work that HealthPoint and other CHCs do to keep our people healthy, our families strong, and our communities vibrant and resilient.

Fired up and ready to celebrate CHCs? Join us at one of HealthPoint’s National Health Center Week events!

Thursday, August 17
HealthPoint Kent, 1-5 p.m.
Back to School Fair: Join us for an afternoon of fun, activities, prizes, and helpful info for families.  We will also have a special visit from US Representative Adam Smith (WA-9th District) and other elected officials to celebrate National Health Center Week.

Wednesday, August 23
HealthPoint Auburn North, 9 – 10 a.m.
Coffee with the Congressman: Meet the staff of HealthPoint Auburn North and learn about the important role community health centers play in training the next generation ofhealth care providers! Enjoy refreshments, a tour, and a chance to meet US Representative Dave Reichert (WA-8th District) who will be joining us in honor of National Health Center Week.

TBD: Stay tuned, we have two additional events in the works and we will be announcing details shortly!