Slated to take place August 9-15, National Health Center Week is an annual celebration that brings awareness to the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers over the past five decades.
For more than 40 years, CareSouth Carolina has served as a medical home — a place where people can experience healing, caring relationships — regardless of their personal circumstance. As a community health center, we understand our patients to be part of our family. We are part of their community, and we deliver a comprehensive set of services that meet the whole need — from pediatrics to pharmacy to community outreach — all under one roof.
Health centers serve 28 million patients a year and look to provide high-quality healthcare and education in the communities in which we serve.
Community Health Centers serve as the beacon of strength, service and care in their communities. In moments of pain and loss, they offer support and love. In moments of triumph, they offer hope and a vision for the future.
Each day of National Health Center Week is dedicated to a particular focus area:
- Sunday, 8/9: Public Health in Housing Day
- Monday, 8/10: Healthcare for the Homeless Day
- Tuesday, 8/11: Agricultural Worker Health Day
- Wednesday, 8/12: Patient Appreciation Day
- Thursday, 8/13: Stakeholder Appreciation Day
- Friday, 8/14: Health Center Staff Appreciation Day
- Saturday, 8/15: Children’s Health Day
As part of National Community Health Center Week, CareSouth Carolina will be hosting a Back to School Bash drive-thru event at Dillon High School for students in the Pee Dee and surrounding areas to receive free school supplies.
Let’s come together this week to celebrate the roles Community Health Centers have played in both our recent moments of loss and triumph. This National Health Center Week honors those front line providers, staff, and beloved patients who lost their lives during the (ongoing) COVID-19 pandemic. From the very beginning of the crisis, Community Health Centers began finding innovative ways to provide preventative and primary care to their patients and they have not stopped with their continued efforts to provide care to their patients.