Local Federally Qualified Health Centers and Safety Net Systems to Celebrate National Health Center Week 2015

Cleveland’s Federally Qualified Health Centers – Neighborhood Family Practice, The FreeMedical Clinic of Cleveland, Care Alliance Health Center and Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Health Services, Inc. (NEON) and Asian Services in Action (ASIA); safety net providers, The MetroHealth System and the Cleveland Department of PublicHealth; along with community partners and local sponsors including the GEFoundation are marking National Health Center Week 2015 (NHCW) on Tuesday, August 11 with Cleveland Celebration: Medicaid Works as part of a weeklong campaign (August 9-15) to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers.  The national celebration comes on the heels of new data that shows health centers now serve over 24 million people (or one in 14 Americans) as the largest and most successful system of primary healthcare.

The Cleveland event will feature an address by keynote speaker Randall D. Cebul, MD, FACP, Director and CEO, Better HealthPartnership. Cleveland Celebration: Medicaid Works will highlight the successes and achievements of the localCleveland Health Centers and safety net providers in reducing health disparities and improving health outcomes.

CLEVELAND NATIONAL HEALTH CENTER WEEK EVENT DETAILS:

WHEN:                        Tuesday, August 11, 2015

                                    11a.m. – Registration & Networking

                                    11:30am – Program & Luncheon

WHERE:                     ClevelandCity Hall Rotunda

                                    601Lakeside Ave. East 

Although local solutions, health centers need sustained federal investment to meet the growing demand for their services and help moreAmericans gain access to affordable healthcare.To learn more about health centers and the #Access is the Answer campaign please visit the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) at www.nachc.orgor www.healthcenterweek.org.You can also follow the #NHCW15  hash tag on Twitter.