From Aug. 7 to 13, 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 2022 schedule is as follows:
Sunday, Aug. 7: Public Health in Housing Day at Meeting Street Manor | 12 – 4 p.m.
A fun-filled day featuring food, music and kid-friendly activities, like face painting, bracelet making, egg race and more. School supplies will be given out on site.
Monday, Aug. 8: Health Care for the Homeless Day at Hampstead Mall Park | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fetter health care staff will be available to provide members of our homeless community with medical screenings and hygiene kits, including socks, blankets and toiletries.
Tuesday, Aug. 9: Agricultural Worker’s Health Day at Boone Hall Farms, Mt. Pleasant & Ruffin | 1 to 3 p.m.
Our outreach team will be delivering “Home Goods” packages to seasonal workers at these locations that include large nylon laundry bags, detergent, $10 quarter rolls for use at the laundromat, bath towels, washcloths and t-shirts.
Wednesday, Aug. 10: Patient Appreciation Day at All Fetter Locations | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fetter staff will be available to engage with patients, educate them on health and wellness and assist in scheduling future appointments.
Thursday, Aug. 11: National Health Center Stakeholders Day at All Fetter Locations | 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location managers will provide tours of their facility, with community partners, stakeholders and board members on-site to distribute lunchboxes to patients.
Friday, Aug. 12: Staff Appreciation Day at All Fetter Locations | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fetter Health Care Network will be honoring the staff for the hard work and care they provide to our patients. Lunch will be provided to all staff.
Sunday, Aug. 13: Children’s Health Day at Jerry Zucker Middle School | 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Fetter staff will be available to educate patients on pediatric health and wellness and assist in scheduling pediatric appointments. Staff will also be assisting with well-child visits and immunizations to promote school readiness.
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.