National Health Centers Week 2023

This week is National Health Centers Week.

Every August, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) sponsors National Health Center Week (NHCW) to celebrate and increase awareness of America’s 1,400 Community Health Centers (CHCs). National Health Center Week is an opportunity to highlight the commitment and passion of Community Health Center staff, board members, and supporters who make it possible to provide quality, comprehensive healthcare services to more than 30 million patients across 14,500 communities annually.

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Poster;
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF Community Health Centers, 
AMERICA'S HEALTH CENTERS 
AUGUST 2022 
Community health centers are nonprofit, patient-governed organizations that provide high-quality, comprehensive primary health care to America's medically underserved communities, serving all patients regardless of income or insurance status. 
In 2021, for the first time in 1 in 11 Americans are health a single year, health centers served over 
30 million patients 
Over 1,400 Community Health Centers and Look-alike organizations provided care at more than 14,000 locations across the country in 2021. 
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Poster Page 2;
HEALTH CENTERS ARE PLAYING A PIVOTAL ROLE IN FIGHTING THE covid-19 PANDEMIC BY ENSURING EQUAL ACCESS TO PREVENTION AND TREATMENT 
To date, health centers have administered... 22.2 million 20 million vaccines tests 
72% of which have gone to patients of racial/ethnic minority backgrounds 
...and distributed: 7.2 million 7.9 million N95 masks at-home test kits 
61% of which have gone to patients of racial/ethnic minority backgrounds 

Health centers expand access to high- quality, comprehensive services, including: 
TELEHEALTH SERVICES 
DENTAL SERVICES 
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES 
SUBSTANCE USE TREATMENT 
MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT FOR OPIOID USE DISORDER 
29 million virtual visits 5.7 million patients 2.7 million patients 285,000 patients 184,000 patients 
HEALTH CENTERS DRIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH 

270,000 
EMPLOYEES (FTE) 

$63 billion 
ECONOMIC ACTIVITY GENERATED IN COMMUNITIES SERVED 

$24 billion 
SAVINGS TO THE HEALTH SYSTEM ANNUALLY 

Data sources: 2020 and 2021 Uniform Data System, 2020 Census/American Community Survey National Association of Community Health Centers I For more information, please contact us at research@nachc.org