August 4-10, 2019
National Health Center Week
National Health Center Week (August 4th-10th) 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.
Healthy Connections, Inc., is one of 11 community health centers in Arkansas. Healthy Connections operates 10 locations throughout west-central Arkansas, offering medical, dental, and behavioral health services to the underserved population.
Across the country, 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.”
Healthy Connections employees volunteered with United Way’s Stuff the Bus back to school drive in Hot Springs. Healthy Connections also offered free foot screenings for the homeless on Monday, Aug. 4, 2019, at the Eleanor Klugh Jackson House in Hot Springs. These screenings were performed by Healthy Connections Specialty podiatrist Richard Bennett, DPM.
Learn more about Healthy Connections at www.healthy-connections.org.
Learn more about Community Health Centers of Arkansas at www.chc-ar.org.
Learn more about National Community Health Center Week at www.healthcenterweek.org.