The National Health Center Week Beings!

President Biden released a proclamation recognizing National Health Center Week, highlighting the work of health centers, and reiterating his commitment to working with Congress to double the size of the program. “Health centers are central to many of my administration’s priorities,” President Joe Biden said last week when proclaiming August 7-13 as National Health Center Week. “From reducing the cancer death rate by ensuring equitable access to cancer screenings and preventive care to helping Americans live healthier lives through new digital health technologies—we will ensure that health centers are equipped for the future of health care.” Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf also issued a proclamation recognizing National Health Center Week and the tremendous value of health centers. Based on 2021 UDS data, for the first time, health centers across the nation crossed the 30 million thresholds in the number of unique patients served—a 40% increase over the past decade! To honor NHCW, celebrate the difference you are making in the communities you serve, and increase awareness, health centers across the state and nation celebrated their patients, staff, and impact with wonderful community events.