August 7-13th, Clinicas del Camino Real, Inc. will host events throughout all 13 of its health centers, in honor of National Health Center Week (NHCW)!
These events will be part of a national campaign, with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers over the course of more than five decades. Clinicas invites community members to join them for a Health Fair at Del Sol Park, in Oxnard, on Sunday August 7th from 10am-2pm. Clinicas will offer free health screenings including cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, vision and more. The remainder of the week, August 8th-13th, the Ventura Community can visit any of Clinicas’ 13 Health Centers throughout the County and participate in many of the FREE presentations and activities being offered.
One of the bright spots in America’s healthcare system, health centers started over 50 years ago as a pilot project during President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. Today, they have compiled a significant record of success that includes:
- Producing $24 billion in annual health system savings
- Reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and unnecessary visits to the emergency room
- Treating patients for a fraction of the average cost of one emergency room visit
- Maintaining patient satisfaction levels of nearly 100 percent
- Generating $26.5 billion in economic activity and over 230,000 jobs
- Reducing infant mortality rates
Health centers not only prevent illness and foster wellness in the most challenging populations, they produce innovative solutions to the most pressing healthcare issues in their communities. They reach beyond the walls of conventional medicine to address the factors that may cause sickness, such as lack of nutrition, mental illness, homelessness and addiction. Because of their long record of success in innovation, managing healthcare costs, and reducing chronic disease, leaders in Congress have declared health centers a model of care that offers a “bipartisan solution to the primary care access problems” facing our nation.
Please join us in celebrating NCHW and all the great services Health Centers like Clinicas provide our communities.
For additional information about the events taking place, click on the links bellow.