From: Amanda Pears Kelly - NACHC
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: National Health Center Week Enters Day Two!
Date: Mon Aug 11 12:34:15 MDT 2014
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Day Two of National Health Center Week 2014 (August 10 -16), America’s Health Centers; Local Engines for Healthier Communities!

National Health Center Week 2014 (August 10 -16) is in full swing! Events are underway, Members of Congress are visiting Health Centers, Proclamations and Resolutions are rolling in, and local media coverage of this year’s celebration is everywhere. Here are some of the latest NHCW updates.

Save the Date: NHCW TeleForum with HHS Secretary Burwell and Dr. Wakefield, August 13th at 3PM ET! In celebration of NHCW, please join NACHC President and CEO Tom Van Coverden, Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell, HRSA Administrator Dr. Mary Wakefield as well as Health Center representatives for an exciting call to help celebrate NHCW. The call is scheduled for Wednesday, August 13th at 3PM ET. Click here to sign up to receive the call, or dial 1-877-229-8493 and enter PIN 15035 to join the call directly on Wednesday.

New #‎NHCW2014‬ Fact Sheet - National Economic and Community Impact of Federal Health Center Funding: Hot off the press! Check out this great new #‎NHCW2014‬ fact sheet - National Economic and Community Impact of Federal Health Center Funding - created by the NACHC research team that powerfully illustrates the benefits of Health Centers and the affect that the Primary Care Funding Cliff would have on the Health Centers program.

NHCW2014 In The News: The stories about #NHCW2014 are pouring in! Check out the News section of the National Health Center Week website to see if a story has been written about your event and/or Health Center like this one about Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois receiving a NACHC advocacy award at the Erie Health Center in Evanston. Also, please share any local media coverage you receive by sending an email to grassroots@nachc.com. Articles in the media go a long in helping showcase how your Health Center in caring for patients and the community at large.

Congrats to Daily Point of Light Recipient Ken Cromer:
During National Health Center Week, NACHC and Points of Light partnered to honor individuals and/or groups who have volunteered for or at Community Health Centers. Today, we congratulate Daily Point of Light recipient Ken Cromer from Lorain County Health and Dentistry. Ken, a member of the Lions Club from Lorain and Ohio District 13b, is "selfless and committed to our vision clinic and Health Center," said Stephanie Wiersma of Lorain County Health and Dentistry. "We would not have opened our full time vision clinic last October if they hadn't raised $257,000 specifically for us."

Sample Social Media Post for the Day: I invite you to visit our local Community Health Center during National Health Center Week 2014 [insert your local health center’s information/website here] #NHCW2014.

This year National Health Center Week is already shaping up to be the biggest and best on record. Part of what makes National Health Center Week a success and enables the celebration to grow each year is the generous support of our sponsors. We want to thank each of our 2014 National Health Center Week sponsors and wish everyone an excellent week of celebration!

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