Neighborhood Health Center is joining other health centers around the nation in celebrating National Health Center Week (NHCW) August 7-11, 2023. NHCW aims to raise awareness about, and celebrate the accomplishments of, health centers in their commitment to providing access to affordable, high-quality healthcare for everyone. Neighborhood Health Center is a part of this nationwide network of health centers that provides preventive and primary care services to more than 30 million people across 14,500 communities annually. 1 in 11 Americans is a health center patient.
The nation’s health centers have received longstanding bipartisan support from policymakers at all levels, and have compiled a record of success that includes:
• $24 billion healthcare system savings annually
• Reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and unnecessary visits to emergency rooms
• Treating patients for a fraction of the average cost of an emergency room visit
“Health centers, such as Neighborhood, are unique in that every day we set out to achieve health equity by treating the whole person with compassion and kindness with an integrated range of services located under one roof,” said Joanne Haefner, President and Chief Executive Officer for Neighborhood Health Center.
Neighborhood is happy to be celebrating National Health Center Week with our patients, staff, and community! You’re invited to join these festivities:
Advocacy Day (August 7, 2023)
Join us at our Blasdell, Mattina, Northwest, locations for on-site voter registration. 10am-2pm.
Visit our Riverway location for "Congress on Your Corner". Residents will have the opportunity to speak with someone from Congressman Higgins' office about federal matters and assistance. 10am-12pm.
Patient Appreciation Day (August 8, 2023)
Stop by any of our six locations for backpack and school supplies giveaways (Neighborhood patients only, while supplies last). 10am - 2pm.
Community Partnership Day (August 9, 2023)
Visit our Blasdell, Mattina, Northwest, and Riverway locations to connect with services in the community. 10am-2pm.
MAP mobile market (Mattina & Northwest) and the ECMC mammography bus (Riverway) will be on August 9th as well.
We are thrilled to be celebrating the grand opening of the expansion at our Mattina location during NHCW. The new wing at Mattina allows us to welcome in 2,000 more patients from the community annually at that location.