Event Calendar

Sunday, August 8, 2021

2021 National Health Center Week

Start Date: 8/8/2021 8:00 AM EDT
End Date: 8/14/2021 5:00 PM EDT

Organization Name: West Virginia Primary Care Association

Paula Beasley
Email: paula.beasley@wvpca.org
Phone: (304) 346-0032

Every year, National Health Center Week (NHCW) celebrates America’s Health Centers and their accomplishments.  This year’s theme is “The Chemistry for Strong Communities” which is certainly reflective of the significant impact Communities Health Centers have had during the pandemic and the role they play going forward. The specific focus days are as follows:

Sunday, 8/8: Public Health in Housing Day
Understand your patients' social determinants of health, including where they live, work, worship, play and age, and offer resources to create healthier homes.

Monday, 8/9: Healthcare for the Homeless Day
Honor the work being done at Healthcare for the Homeless program sites, and advocate for policies that end homelessness.

Tuesday, 8/10: Agricultural Worker Health Center Day
Increase access to care for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families by hosting a mobile health screening or health fair.

Wednesday, 8/11: Patient Appreciation Day
Celebrate Health Center patients and community board members by hosting virtual open house events or community member recognition activities.

Thursday, 8/12: Stakeholder Appreciation Day
Thank your Health Center Stakeholders by hosting tours for legislators and legislative staff or by asking them to celebrate NHCW on social media.

Friday, 8/13: Health Center Staff Appreciation Day
Recognize and celebrate the hardworking staff and volunteers at your Health Center.

Saturday, 8/14: Children’s Health Day
Keep the children in your community happy and healthy by hosting back-to-school events, book drives, fun runs, or providing interactive and educations materials for children online

Here are a couple of additional NACHC resources that might be helpful to you and your team:

As you begin preparing for this weeklong celebration, please email Pam or Paula to let us know of your plans. We want to be sure to capture all that will be happening in West Virginia during the week so that we can assist in promoting and lend our support.

The WVPCA is the largest organized primary care network in the state.