Family First Health celebrates National Health Center Week with Rep. Scott Perry
Central PA (August 10, 2013) — Family First Health is participating this week in National Health Center Week (NHCW) from Aug. 10-16, 2014, to showcase the multitude of ways in which America’s community health centers are actively changing, improving and innovating the health of their communities. This year’s theme is “America’s Health Centers — Local Engines for Healthier Communities.”
As part of the week, Family First Health welcomed Representative Scott Perry (R-PA), York County Commissioner Doug Hoke and members of the community to its Hanover Center, 1230 High St., Hanover, for an open house Wednesday, Aug. 13. Dental and medical providers were also on hand to meet with the community.
“Health centers deliver high quality, cost-effective, accessible care while serving as critical economic engines helping to power local economies,” said Jenny Englerth, CEO of Family First Health. “Despite providing a broader array of services and serving more at-risk patients, health centers’ average cost runs less per patient per day compared to all physician settings.”
According to the National Association of Community Health Centers, health centers serve as the medical and health care home for more than 22 million people nationally — a number that is quickly growing. Currently, there are more than 9,000 locations across the country.
Learn more about National Health Center Week at www.healthcenterweek.org.
About Family First Health
Founded in 1970, York Health Corporation, now Family First Health, is a non-profit, federally qualified health center dedicated to providing a broad range of primary health, dental care and social services at its sites on South George Street in York, Hannah Penn Middle School, Lewisberry, Hanover and Gettysburg. As a federally qualified health center, Family First Health offers a reduced fee program for the uninsured and accepts most other health insurances. For more information regarding the programs and services offered through Family First Health, please visit the website at www.familyfirsthealth.org. Se habla español.