Celebrating National Health Center Week - August 7 through August 13, 2011!
SFCCC is looking forward to National Health Center Week! The second week of August each year is dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the service and contributions of the community Health Centers all across the nation. It's an acknowledgment of the Community Health Center Movement that began more than 45 years ago. That was when community Health Centers were opened in neighborhoods across the country and people in the community began to receive primary health care that they had never had access to before that time. Today, the movement is still alive and well. The theme for National Health Center Week 2011 is "Celebrating America's Health Centers: Serving Locally, Leading Nationally." This theme highlights the Health Centers and their role in providing affordable, high quality, culturally and linguistically appropriate, cost-effective health care to all people, regardless of ability to pay. Today, this growing nationwide network of over 1,200 Health Centers serves more than 18 million people at 7,000 urban and rural communities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.