National Health Center Week is less than TWO WEEKS away!

With National Health Center Week less than two weeks away, we are busy over here!  Planning staff appreciation lunches, ordering t-shirts, making signage, and bringing everything together.

While caring for others is what we do best, National Health Center Week (NHCW) — for us, at HealthNet – is about taking time to step back and care for ourselves.

A lot goes on during NHCW:

  • August recess for legislators – time to ask them to make a visit a health center site
  • Back-to-school for our local kids – our School-Based Services team is BUSY! As well as our centers giving back-to-school immunizations
  • Normal, everyday craziness that goes on during any summer day

But, it is important for any organization to remember to take time to breathe, to celebrate successes and recognize its staff and the amazing work they do every day. This is the focus of our NHCW celebration starting on Monday, August 8th and ending that Friday, August 12th.

As a favor, we are asking for your help in the weeks leading up to and during National Health Center Week.  We need some help reminding our members of Congress just how important our health centers are to the communities we serve.

The Appropriations committee is likely to hold off on considering any more bills until after the August recess.  That means more time is available.  More time to advocate, not only for our community health centers, but also our outreach programs – Homeless Initiative Program, Better Indy Babies, and Healthy Families!

The favor we ask is small, but it’ll take a little effort! 

Please head over to our #GiveACareAbout Wall and post what you give a care the most about our programs and health centers.  Whether it is saving the health care system money through affordable care or helping to house a homeless person, we can use your petitions in the future to show how important these services are to Indianapolis.

Your efforts to help with this favor will be MUCH appreciated and recognized throughout our entire organization!

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