National Health Center Week
August 12 – 18, 2018 is National Health Center Week when we celebrate health centers as the “Home of America’s Health Care Heroes.” Community health centers provide affordable, quality health care to help keep communities and youth healthy. In fact, over 27 million people in the United States rely on services from health center clinics. This week, celebrate the contributions that health centers make to your community!
- Plan activities to match daily themes including Public Housing Health Centers Day and Healthcare for the Homeless Day.
- Help youth in your program find health care. View our Prezi presentation on connecting youth to clinical services and visit the Health Resources and Services Administration Website to find local, affordable clinics.
- Download this Community Guide fact sheet to learn about the benefits of school-based health centers for adolescent health.
- Encourage youth to meet with a health care provider so that they can stay well. Learn more about the importance of one-on-one time between youth and a health care providers from this CDC tip sheet.