Happy National Health Center Week (NHCW) 2019! NHCW is one of my favorite times of the year, because it gives us an opportunity to pause and gratefully reflect on the compassion and dedication of the people and communities who personify the health center movement and its values.
Health centers were born in the early 1960s, at a time when American society was grappling with its values: how we live together, celebrate and honor each other, and care for each other. Today, we find ourselves once again facing these fundamental questions. Central City Concern (CCC) is committed to a culture of inclusion where the personal dignity and worth of each individual is valued and celebrated, and these values are lived across our services, including in our 13 Federally Qualified Health Center sites.
One of the most special aspects of CCC is the organization’s ability to provide services in response to the needs of specific communities, whether those communities are based on geography or by affiliation. As the 2019 NHCW theme is "Rooted in Communities," we wanted to celebrate this week by sharing the stories of programs and people across the organization who are doing just that. Visit the CCC blog throughout the week to learn more about Old Town Clinic, Puentes, Imani Center, Blackburn Center and more — programs that respond to, honor, elevate, and become part of the communities we have the privilege of serving.
Director of Performance Improvement