Family First Health to Participate in National Health Center Week
Central PA (August 9, 2013) – Family First Health will participate in National Health Center Week 2013 (NHCW) to showcase the multitude of ways in which America’s Health Centers are actively changing, improving and innovating the health of their communities from August 11 – 17. This year’s theme is, “Celebrating America’s Health Centers: Transforming Healthcare in our Local Communities.”
As part of the weeklong events, Family First Health is giving tours to local legislators, and offering a free showing of “The Waiting Room,” a character-driven documentary film that goes behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients. Family First Health will also host an information table when the York Revolution take on the Camden Riversharks on Wednesday, August 14.
“Health Centers deliver high quality, cost effective, accessible care, keeping communities healthy and productive,” said Jenny Englerth, CEO of Family First Health. “The cost of care at a health center is affordable, but the quality is as good as any one finds in private practices—and studies prove it.”
According to the National Association of Community Health Centers, Health centers serve as the medical and health care home for 22.3 million people nationally—a number that is quickly growing. Currently, there are more than 9,000 locations across the country.
“Health centers employ nearly 10,000 physicians and more than 6,300 nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified nurse midwives, along with social workers, case managers, and community health workers,” said Englerth. “This is all part of a multi-faceted clinical team designed to treat the whole patient, organizing care and managing chronic disease, at the same time decreasing unnecessary, preventable and wasteful use of health resources.”
Family First Health has five locations throughout Central Pennsylvania (York, Gettysburg, Lewisberry and Hanover). The public can learn more about Community Health Center Week at www.healthcenterweek.org for more information on Family First Health, visit online at https://familyfirst19.wpengine.com/ and Like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FamilyFirstHealth.
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 Web site at www.familyfirsthealth.org. Se habla español.