Health centers serve 28 million patients – a number that continues to grow along with the demand for affordable primary care. In addition to their long history as health care homes to millions, health centers produce innovative solutions to the most pressing health care issues in their communities and reach beyond the walls of conventional medicine to address the social determinants of health affecting special patient populations.
Great Lakes Bay Health Center (GLBHC) strives to bring affordable health care solutions to the region; yet unfortunately, as with many health centers around the nation, not all members of the communities served know about the variety of services we offer. National Health Center Week (Aug. 4-10) is an annual celebration with the goal to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers over the past five decades. To celebrate and connect with the individuals we proudly serve, this year GLBHC will host events during National Health Center Week, alongside our partners at McLaren Health Plan, Covenant HealthCare and 1st State Bank.
During these year’s nationwide festivities, GLBHC will host unique experiences centered on community engagement that bring attention to not only the services we offer but provide additional health tips and information through exciting interactions. Join us at any of the following events for a day of fun that includes opportunities to get free produce, win a new bike, learn about community resources, receive a free health or dental screening and much more. And don’t forget, it’s never too early to consider the importance of your health – this family-friendly invite will include activities for the kids!
This year, the National Association of Community Health Centers and the Health Center Advocacy Network invites you to celebrate the ways that health centers are “Rooted in Communities.” Join us for the following free events:
- Kids Health Round Up – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 7 at Bayside Health Center, 3884 Monitor Road in Bay City
- Features: Bike drawings, free fresh produce, community resources, a bounce house and other fun activities.
- In the Park – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 9 at David R. Gamez Health Center, 501 Lapeer Ave. in Saginaw
- Features: Bike drawings, health screenings, dental screenings, free fresh produce, community resources, vendors and other actives.
Join us in supporting the community and learning more about what Great Lakes Bay Health Center can do for you!