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About National Health Center Week:

National Health Center Week (August 4 – 10) is an annual celebration with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers over the past five decades.

Community Health Centers provide strength, service, and care to communities. During challenging times, they offer hope and a vision for the future. This year, we are focusing on empowering communities by connecting them with health centers and elected officials. Let's celebrate the diversity of our communities and show appreciation for those dedicated to our health and well-being.  

Follow Peak Vista's National Health Center Week Activities:

Colt Corman
Senior Vice President of Health Center Programs

Click here to learn more about the impact of health centers.

Sunday: Public Health in Housing Day

Community Health Centers (or #CHCs) know that health isn’t limited to the exam room. It starts in the home and our communities with social determinants of health (like transportation, food access, and other environmental factors).

Public Health in Housing Day focuses on providing residents of public housing increased access to primary care and disease prevention services.

National Health Center Week Coloring Pages

Monday: Healthcare for People Experiencing Homelessness

Community Health Centers (or #CHCs) provide care to everyone, improving the health and well-being of traditionally underserved communities, such as those experiencing homelessness.

Collectively, #CHCs serve 1.4 million individuals experiencing homelessness each year. In 2023, Peak Vista assisted more than 1,000 individuals experiencing homelessness, providing medical, dental, and behavioral health care, and connecting them to community resources like housing, food, and other support services.  

National Health Center Week 8.7

Tuesday: Agricultural Worker Health Day

41% of community health centers (#CHCs) are in rural communities where the nearest doctor or hospital can be more than 50 miles away. 1 in 5 rural patients are served by CHCs.

Peak Vista has four health centers that reach our rural communities: the Health Centers at Divide, Strasburg, and Limon, as well as the Dental Center at Flagler. Last year, these health centers served 6,695 patients, 8% of our total patient population.  

National Health Center Week Thank You Notes

Wednesday: Patient Appreciation Day

We love our patients! For the first time in #CHC history, Community Health Centers served more than 31.5 million patients in 2023.

CHCs serve 1 in 11 Americans! Last year, Peak Vista provided care to more than 74,000 individuals, seeing, on average, 1,062 patients per day.

Thursday: Stakeholder Appreciation Day

The Community Health Center program is nationally recognized and federally funded, receiving bipartisan support for more than 50 years. Today, we recognize and celebrate the legislative advocates of the #CHC movement, who allow us to continue to provide comprehensive primary care services to our neighbors who need it.

Friday: Health Center Staff Appreciation Day

Community Health Centers (#CHCs) make up the largest and most successful independent system of primary care providers in the nation, and we couldn’t do it without our amazing staff. Take a second today to thank someone on our #PeakVistaTeam for their role in providing care to our community.

Saturday: Children's Health Day

Community Health Centers (#CHCs) serve patients of all ages, including children! 1 in 9 children are served by a CHC.

In 2023, Peak Vista served over 26,500 pediatric patients and delivered over 1,000 babies. In addition to providing pediatric medical, dental, and behavioral health services, we also supported families with our First Visitor program, 0-3 program, Well-Child Waiting Areas, and connections to community resources, such as WIC.