Celebrating National Health Center Week
Brought to you by
Health Improvement Partnership of Santa Cruz County (HIP)
& Safety Net Clinic Coalition (SNCC)
About National Health Center Week
National Health Center Week (NHCW) is a week-long celebration taking place August 8th – 14th. This week celebrates and raises awareness to the mission, resillience, and accomplishments of Health Centers in the U.S. This year's theme "Community Health Centers: The Chemistry for Strong Communities" reminds us of the key elements our health centers utilize to shape a healthy and equitable environment that include our most vulnerable communities.
This past year, our Community Health Centers demonstrated their commitment and dedication to serve the needs of the community. Not only do they offer support in moments of loss and pain, but also offer a vision and hope for the future, serving as a beacon of strength, care, and service to the community. National Health Center spotlights the role of Community Health Centers during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and honors the front line providers, staff, and patients who lost their lives during this difficult time.
Santa Cruz County will join thousands of communities across the nation to recognize and celebrate the innovative work of health centers. See below for our Health Centers' local events that will be happening during NHCW. Follow the conversation using #ValueCHCs or #NHCW2021
Check out National Health Center Week 2021
LOCAL NHCW EVENTS
We invite you to tune into 90.7 FM KQSD on Monday, August 9th, from 5:00-6:00pm for the Talk of the Bay show featuring our Health Center partners work in Santa Cruz County.
For other ways to listen, click here KSQD Community Radio
CORE Coffee Chat
Health and Housing
Tuesday, August 10th, 2021
Join your hosts, Nicole Young and Nicole Lezin, on Tuesday, August 10, at 10:00am – 11:30 a.m. for a CORE Coffee Chat on “Connecting Housing, Health & Well-being.”
Register to attend (or receive the recording of) this Coffee Chat featuring:
Local data and context on NHCW, presented by Amy Mancia, Health Improvement Partnership
Updates on several local initiatives related to housing and health, presented by:
Henry Martin, the Watsonville Law Center and Salud Pa ra La Gente
Dena Loijos, Santa Cruz Community Health Centers
Joey Crottogini, Health Services Agency, Homeless Persons Health Project
Don Lane, Housing Santa Cruz County
Maria Cadenas, Santa Cruz Community Ventures
Virtual Zoom Event - Register here: https://bit.ly/Coffee-Chat-8-10-21
10:00am - 11:30am
Patient Appreciation Day
Wednesday, August 11th, 2021
Join Santa Cruz Community Health (SCCH) on their Patient Appreciation Day - Food Distribution! SCCH will be providing free produce and non-perishable food. No ID or proof of income is required. There will be free food, raffles, music, and gift card giveaways. Masks are required.
21507 E Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, CA 95602
3:00pm - 4:30pm