FLINT, MI – Hamilton Community Health Network (HCHN) celebrates National Health Center Week (NHCW), August 12th – 18th, 2018. The event is part of a national campaign to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers and the dedicated staff who bring care to the medically underserved.

“Community Health Centers are one of the most important resources for individuals who face barriers to achieving healthcare, such as lack of insurance or access to affordable medical care,” said Clarence Pierce, Chief Executive Officer of Hamilton Community Health Network. “Our dedicated health professionals who work at these centers provide valuable services and support to the people who need it most.” During this week Hamilton wants the community to know that we are here for their medical, dental and vision needs.

In honor of National Health Center Week, Hamilton invites you to celebrate with us. Below is a listing of event locations and times.

DATE / TIME LOCATION
Monday, August 13th , Patient Appreciation day All HCHN Clinics
Tuesday, August 14th, Food Giveaway HCHN Main Clinic, 2900 N. Saginaw St., Flint, MI 48505
Wednesday, August 15th No Activities Planned N/A
Thursday, August 16th, Homeless Outreach Day Carriage Town Ministries, 605 Garland St., Flint, MI 48503
Friday, August 17th, Family Fun Day, Legislative recognition HCHN Main Clinic. 2900 N. Saginaw St., Flint, MI 48505

All patients are welcome to attend Patient Appreciation Day, while the entire community is invited to our Free Food Giveaway, Homeless Outreach Day and Family Fun Day.

During Family Fun Day, we will give special recognition to our local officials.  The community is invited to participate in various fun activities including: raffles, bounce houses, music and free food. Community organizations will also provide health and education resources to residents.

Hamilton Community Health Network is part of a nationwide network of health centers servicing more than 27 million Americans. Health Centers have compiled significant and successful data that includes:

  • Producing $24 billion in annual health system savings;
  • Reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and visits to the emergency room;
  • Treating patients for a fraction of the average cost of one emergency room visit;
  • Maintaining patient satisfaction levels of nearly 100 percent;
  • Serving more than one in six Medicaid beneficiaries for less than two percent of the national Medicaid budget.
  • Lowering the cost of children’s primary care by approximately 35 percent.

Molina Healthcare, Blue Cross Complete, Valley Area Agency on Aging, HAP and McLaren Health Plan are proud sponsors.

Participating vendors:

American Red Cross

Blue Cross Complete

Department of Health & Human Services

Hurley Medical Center-Wellness Depot.

Food Bank of Eastern Michigan

Social Security Administration

Molina Healthcare

Valley Area Agency on Aging

Genesee County Sherriff Reserve

Greater Flint Health Coalition

GISD Early Childhood Programs

Michigan State University

YWCA

Man Up Man Down

SE Vitiligo Foundation

Blue Cross Complete

Genesee Health Plan

Center for Civil Justice

Ross Medical Education Center

McLaren Health Plan

For additional information or media inquiries, please email cwedwards@hamiltonchn.org. For more information on NHCW visit healthcentersweek.org. You can also follow the conversation using #NHCW18 on Twitter.