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Representative Eugene DePasquale Visits Family First Health For National Health Center Week
YORK, PA (August 6, 2012)—Representative Eugene DePasquale visited Family First Health’s George Street Center today in celebration of National Health Center Week. This year’s National Health Center Week’s theme is ‘Celebrating America’s Health Centers: Powering Healthier Communities’, meant to showcase the multitude of ways in which America’s Health Centers are “powering” and “empowering” healthier communities.
Rep. DePasquale visited the George Street Center’s dental and medical facilities; the on-site pharmacy; Family First Health Plus, the center’s walk-in express care service; as well as the offices for the Nurse Family Partnership and Caring Together Program.
“I want to thank Family First Health for what they do for the community, for providing a place in Downtown York for people to meet basic healthcare needs,” said DePasquale. “Coming through the facility, it’s clean, well-run, professional and it’s very comforting. It’s a very welcoming place.”
“It’s a cost issue. Do we want to treat things up front when they can be more manageable? Or wait until it gets to be so bad that someone has to go to the emergency room. Family First Health makes sure that we’re treating things right at the beginning of a health problem,” DePasquale continued.
Family First Health, in conjunction with the York Chapter of the NAACP and the York Branch of the American Association of University Women, will offer voter registration at the George Street Center in celebration of National Health Center week, August 6-10. Representatives from Family First Health, York Chapter of the NAACP and the York Branch of the American Association of University Women will be available to assist participants. Spanish translators will be available upon request.
“I especially want to commend the expansion of the dental services,” commended DePasquale. “Any dentist will tell you that they see the healthcare problems before even a primary care physician will. So that’s going to be really critical for the youth of our greater York community for them to have healthier lives going forward.”
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.
York Branch of the American Association of University Women: http://www.aauw-york-pa.org/
York Chapter of the NAACP: http://yorknaacp.org/