National Health Center Week (August 12th-18th) is celebrated each year to recognize and raise awareness for health centers across the country. America's health centers serve more than 27 million patients, increasing access to care for the nation's most vulnerable and underserved communities.
Research done by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) found that health centers exceed national averages for:
- Patients with good control of their diabetes,
- Hypertensive patients with well controlled blood pressures,
- Pediatric patients who receive weight assessment and counseling for healthy weight, and
- Patients screened for depression.
Equiscript works closely with health centers to provide a 340B home delivery option for their patients. In an effort to show our support and appreciation for our clients and their staff, we hosted a giveaway that asked staff members to decorate their own Phil the Pill (an Equiscript mascot) for a chance to win one of five $25 Amazon gift cards. Winners were chosen at random from the entries each day of National Health Center Week. We had so much fun with this and enjoyed seeing everyone's creativity. Thank you to all those who participated and to all health center staff for your hard work and dedication to your community.
Jane Mitchell, Westmoreland Medical Center
Kiran Kaur, Ampla Health
Amanda Santos, Lawton Community Health Center
Hilda Gomez Escobedo, United Medical Center
Katherine Troutman Cheek, Sumter Family Health Center
More amazing creativity!
Wendy Andrade, Sumter Family Health Center
Liz Higgins, Cornerstone Care
Thank you to everyone who participated, and to all our health center friends for the amazing work you do every day!