Fetter Health Care Network, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving communities throughout the Lowcountry, will participate in National Health Center Week from Monday, August 10 through Friday, August 14. Each day will hold a special celebration to honor themes like Children’s Health Day, Patient Appreciation Day and more.
This annual week-long event is hosted by the National Association of Community Health Centers and the Health Center Advocacy Network. The celebratory week seeks to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers. This year’s theme for National Health Center Week is “America’s Health Centers: Lighting the Way for Healthier Communities Today and in the Future!” Elected officials will join communities across the country in elevating the work Community Health Centers have done while fighting on the front lines of COVID-19 to keep communities healthy and safe. Their visits and messages will demonstrate that not only is it possible to move beyond the partisan divide over health care, but to support and agree on a program vital to our communities.
Health centers provide preventive and primary care services to almost 30 million people and have continued to do so while facing a global pandemic. Community Health Centers provide care to people who disproportionately suffer from chronic disease and lack access to affordable, quality care. While Fetter’s approach is community-based and local, collectively health centers are the backbone of the nation’s primary care system. Community Health Centers lower health care costs to the tune of 24 billion dollars a year, reduce rates in chronic diseases and stimulate local economies.
“We’re proud to celebrate National Health Center Week with events throughout our communities and health centers,” said Aretha R. Jones-Powers, CEO of Fetter Health Care Network. “This week, we will reflect on where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going.”
The schedule of events for Fetter Health Care Network’s celebration includes:
● Monday, August 10 – Public Housing Day
● Tuesday, August 11 – Agricultural Worker Health Day
● Wednesday, August 12 – Healthcare for the Homeless Day and Patient Appreciation Day
● Thursday, August 13 – Stakeholder Appreciation Day and Children’s Health Day
● Friday, August 14 – Health Center Staff Appreciation Day
To learn more about how you can participate, please call (843) 722-4112 or email [email protected].