National Health Center Week

National Health Center Week is an annual celebration with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers over the past five decades.

Health centers serve 28 million patients – a number that continues to grow along with the demand for affordable primary care. In addition to their long history as health care homes to millions, health centers produce innovative solutions to the most pressing health care issues in their communities and reach beyond the walls of conventional medicine to address the social determinants of health affecting special patient populations. Each year we celebrate the work and services health centers provide to special populations within their community on designated days during the week.

This year, the National Association of Community Health Centers and the Health Center Advocacy Network invites you to celebrate the ways that health centers are “Rooted in Communities.”

We have included a list of some of the events health centers are hosting throughout the week. More events are added each week, so be sure to check this page periodically for the most up-to-date information.

August 10th, 2019
CHCAMS Statewide CHC Obesity Challenge
CHCAMS and its 21 CHCs across the state will host the central race, while other CHCs throughout the state host races, which include 5k and 10k races and a health fair at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in Jackson (7:30 am on 8/10/19) more info. Check individual CHC web sites for local race information.