National Health Center Week is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) to raise awareness of the mission and accomplishments of America’s 1,400 Community Health Centers (CHCs). National Health Center Week is an opportunity to highlight the commitment and passion of Community Health Center staff, board members, and supporters who make it possible to provide quality, comprehensive healthcare services to more than 31.5 million patients across nearly 15,000 communities annually.

NHCW24 Theme: Powering Communities Through Caring Connections

Maine’s community health centers serve as a beacon of strength, service and care in their communities and have long played a critical role in ensuring access to affordable, high-quality and equitable care for all Maine people, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Community health centers are unique, patient-driven organizations. They are not just healers, they are also innovators who look beyond medical charts to address the factors that may cause poor health, such as poverty, homelessness, substance use, mental illness, lack of nutrition, and unemployment. They are a critical piece of the health care system and collaborate with hospitals, local and state governments, social, health and business organizations to improve health outcome for people who are medically vulnerable or underserved.

Each Day of National Health Center Week is Dedicated to a Particular Focus Area:

National Health Center Week Events in Maine

During the weeklong celebration, health centers throughout Maine will be holding special events in recognition of patients, staff, programs and community partners. You can find those events listed by health center below:

Fish River Rural Health
Eagle Lake Health Center | 10 Carter Street, Eagle Lake, ME | Aug. 10, 9:00am-Noon
Annual Family Health Fair