Each health fair will have fun and healthy events along with music, prizes, various program information and unique activities/medical screenings that will vary by site. Events will be taking place at the following locations:
· Monday, August 12th, 9am-12pm, CHC of Clinton, 114-116 East Main Street, Clinton
· Tuesday, August 13th, 10am-2pm, CHC of New London, 1 Shaw’s Cove, New London
· Wednesday, August 14th, 11am-2pm, CHC of New Britain, 85 Lafayette Street, New Britain
· Thursday, August 15th, 12pm-3pm, CHC of Middletown, 675 Main Street, Middletown
· Friday, August 17th, 11am-3pm, Ryan Park, 1 Raymond Street, Norwalk- “SoNo Day Out”
The Community Health Center, Inc. started in 1972 and is one of the oldest and largest health centers in the country. Health centers, such as the Community Health Center, Inc. have compiled a significant record of success. According to the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), federally qualified community health centers are producing $24 billion in annual health system savings while reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and ER visits. This national network of health centers provides primary and preventive care, as well as dental, mental health, substance abuse and pharmacy services at over 1,200 health centers with approximately 9,000 service delivery sites in every state and territory.
“Studies show when illnesses like diabetes, hypertension, asthma, and depression are not appropriately managed or prevented, they account for a significant portion of the skyrocketing costs for families and the entire health care system,” said Dr. Margaret Flinter, APRN, Ph.D., senior vice president and clinical director of CHC. “America's community health centers, like our own state-wide network of 13 centers, have been leaders in showing the value of this approach as an effective way to address more needs, improve health, and contain costs. Our patients not only get the care they need under one roof, but they are treated as individuals, with dignity and respect. This is what health care should be, and what we celebrate during National Health Center Week.”
This week of observance also comes at an important time in regards to welcoming Connecticut’
To find out more about National Health Center Week, visit www.healthcenterweek.org.
About Community Health Center, Inc.
Since 1972, Community Health Center, Inc. has been one of the leading healthcare providers in the state of Connecticut, building a world-class primary health care system committed to caring for uninsured and underserved populations. CHC is focused on improving health outcomes for its more than 130,000 patients as well as building healthy communities. Recognized as both a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance and a Primary Care Medical Home by The Joint Commission, CHC delivers service in more than 200 locations statewide, offering primary care in medical, dental and behavioral health services. For more information, visit www.chc1.com.