From Aug. 6 to 12, Fetter Health Care Network and community health centers (CHCs) across the nation come together to celebrate National Health Center Week. This annual awareness week is hosted by the National Association of Community Health Centers and the Health Center Advocacy Network and highlights the essential services, accomplishments and critical roles that American CHCs play in promoting health and wellness.
As cornerstones for care in their communities, CHCs serve patients from all walks of life in a collective mission to make quality, reliable care available to all, regardless of their ability to pay. Fetter is proud to be a link in this chain of compassionate support that is essential to so many. We invite you to join us in celebrating this vision of CHCs across the nation.
This year’s National Health Center Week theme, “Community Health Center – The Chemistry for Strong Communities,” highlights the building blocks of CHCs that help heal our diverse body of clients.
Fetter’s official NHCW 2023 schedule is as follows:
Sunday, Aug. 6: Public Health in Housing Day at Meeting Street Manor | 12 – 4 p.m.
Low-impact exercise, Zumba classes and heart health education will be provided for all ages. Essential supplies, dental items and free haircut certificates will be provided for school-aged children.
Monday, Aug. 7: Healthcare for People Experiencing Homelessness at Hampstead Mall Park | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
On-site Fetter staff will provide health screenings, hygiene kits, socks, blankets and other essential items to community members experiencing homelessness
Tuesday, Aug. 8: Agricultural Worker Health Day at Boone Hall Plantation | 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Outreach teams will deliver essential items such as clothing, hygiene and first aid products and provide heat safety education to local agricultural workers
Wednesday, Aug. 9: Patient Appreciation Day at All Fetter Locations | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fetter staff will assist patients with scheduling appointments and providing health and wellness education. Patients will receive a boxed lunch and Fetter swag.
Thursday, Aug. 10: Stakeholders Appreciation Day at Charleston Family Health Center & Thaddeus J. Bell, MD Family Health Center | 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location managers will provide facility tours and tokens of appreciation to community partners, elected officials and board members
Friday, Aug. 11: Health Center Staff Appreciation Day at All Fetter Locations | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Fetter’s leadership team will recognize the staff for their incredible dedication to our health center’s patients and mission. Lunch and gifts will be provided to all.
Saturday, Aug. 12: Children’s Health Day at R.B. Stall High School | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Fetter staff will educate the community on pediatric health and services. This event will feature fun for all, including food trucks, a dunk tank, an obstacle course and more.
While National Health Center Week celebrates the work of CHCs and their compassionate staff, it, more importantly, serves as a way to increase the visibility of these centers. By promoting community awareness, we are able to connect more patients to the care they need and see true to our mission of providing accessible, reliable care to all.
Visit FetterHealthCareNetwork.org to learn more about Fetter’s role as a community health center and explore our wide range of services. Contact us today at 843-722-4112 or visit our website to schedule an appointment.