SAN BERNARDINO, CA- In recognition of National Health Center Week, planned for August 7 – 13, 2016 the Jessie Trice Community Health Center has launched the iChooseHealth4 campaign. National Health Center Week provides an opportunity for Health Centers to showcase the incredible services they provide to their communities, while advocating for the resources necessary to expand their programming. This year’s theme is Innovators in Community Health.
“Health should be a priority in all of our lives,” says Annie Neasman, CEO of the Jessie Trice Community Health Center. “Through the iChooseHealth4 campaign, we plan to celebrate National Health Center Week and encourage everyone to get involved and choose health — whether it’s for you, your family or your community.”
The #iChooseHealth4 campaign will include a social media component in which participants are invited to write what they choose health for on a card, have someone to snap a photo, and then share the photo on social media using hashtags #iChooseHealth4, #NHCW16 and #CHCsInnovate. In addition, the campaign will also include a “fun” raiser which will help support the community health center’s initiatives.
“Sponsorships and support received in our “fun” raiser will help support events and activities planned out for National Health Center Week,” says Toni Thompson, Executives Projects and Marketing Office of JTCHC. “It is our hope that the community joins in and supports the #iChooseHealth4 “fun” raiser and social media campaign.”
JTCHC’s National Health Center Week events and activities include
August 9, 2016 – Back To School – JTCHC to provide immunizations, physicals and school supplies to children in Miami Gardens.
August 10, 2016 – Grand Opening of the Opa Locka Children’s Wellness Center – This Center focuses on health, wellness and nutrition and will host cooking classes for pediatrics and parents.
August 12, 2016 – Grand Opening of Walgreens Pharmacy located in JTCHC Main Center – This convenient location will provide pharmaceutical needs to the patients and providers of JTCHC as well as the surrounding community.
National Health Center Week has been celebrated for more than 30 years to recognize the services and contributions of Community, Migrant, Homeless and Public Housing Health Centers. While there are countless reasons to celebrate America’s Health Centers, among the most important and unique is their long success in providing access to affordable, high quality, cost effective health care to medically vulnerable and underserved people throughout the United States.
The Jessie Trice Community Health Center, Inc. is a Florida 501(c)3, not-for-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center, which has been serving Miami-Dade County since 1967. A community mainstay, JTCHC owns and/or operates fifty-five (55) facilities, which includes eleven (11) Comprehensive Primary Care centers, including a women’s substance use residential program, two (2) Dental Health Centers, forty (40) school-based locations two of which are Primary Care Centers and two (2) university centers. JTCHC’s multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary staff serves a diverse population of over 39,575 patients who make more than 126,000 visits annually.
For more information or to receive a sponsorship packet, contact 305-805-1700 or visit jtchc.org.