Our most favorite time of the year is almost here – National Health Center Week is around the corner!! Have you started planning for National Health Center Week (NHCW) yet? This year’s celebration will be held August 13-19, and it will be here before you know it! This year’s theme is “Celebrating America’s Health Centers: The Key to Healthier Communities.” We encourage Health Centers and Advocates to use the theme to help build your events and remember; it’s never too early to start planning your events and celebrations! To help with planning and to make sure you have all the resources you’ll need to host a successful event this year, the NACHC advocacy team has some exciting news and updates to share:
Check out the New NHCW website: We recently launched a new and improved NHCW website! The web address is the same, www.healthcenterweek.org, but advocates will notice a brand new look and feel. In addition, we have transitioned all the wonderful NHCW resources, tools, and templates to the new site- easily accessed with the click of a button! We also want to highlight a couple of features of the site we don’t want you to miss:
- Post your events with ease by clicking on the purple map on the homepage, or click over to the Events tab on the menu bar at the top.
- Check out this year’s Focus Days, and learn how to showcase some of the many ways in which your Health Center serves your community.
- Spread the word about NHCW on social media by using #NHCW17 and #ValueCHCs when posting.
Annual NHCW kick-off webinar: This year, we will be hosting our annual NHCW kick-off webinar on Wednesday, May 10 at 3PM Eastern. Join the advocacy team and Health Center colleagues for information on event ideas, best practices for hosting successful events, how to find and leverage partners and sponsors, as well as where and how you can buy and customize NHCW swag. Click here to RSVP for the kick-off webinar (you’ll receive the login information in a separate email closer to the webinar date).
Photo & video contest webinar: This year we will once again host the annual NHCW Photo Contest – sponsored by Pfizer RxPathways, and Video Contest - sponsored by Athena Health. We encourage all Health Centers to participate and make contest submissions for a chance to win! Join us on Wednesday, July 19 at 3PM Eastern for a contest-specific webinar, where you’ll get information about when, where, and how to send us your photos and videos, a review of contest rules and guidelines, and hear from Health Center peers who will share their tips for winning submissions. Click here to RSVP for the contest webinar.
As always, the NACHC Advocacy Team is here to help with any questions or support you need as you begin planning for NHCW. If you are looking for NHCW tools or resources you don’t see on the website – send us an email, we’d love to work with you to get you the support you need! We are looking forward to working with each of you to put on another successful and record-breaking NHCW—happy planning!
If you have any questions about the new site, webinars, or tools and resources, please email NHCW@nachc.org.