National Health Center Week observed locally

MINEVILLE - National Health Center Week celebrated Aug. 8 - 14 this year.

Hudson Headwaters Health Network, operating 12 community health centers in the area, joins others across the nation with this year's theme, "Turning the Vision into Reality," highlighting the 45-year record of health centers providing affordable, high quality, cost-effective health care to medically vulnerable and under-served people in the United States.

Hudson Headwaters has health centers in Bolton Landing, Chestertown, Glens Falls, Indian Lake, Moreau, Moriah, North Creek, Queensbury, Schroon Lake, Ticonderoga and Warrensburg.

This special week recognized the role of health center providers in achieving the success of the health center mission. From primary care physicians, to behavioral health specialists, to nurses and pharmacists, nearly 40,000 health care professionals serve on the front lines each day in health centers.

Hudson Headwaters' health centers have served the region for nearly 30 years, providing continuous primary and preventive care, and select specialty services. This care helps reduce the risk of new health care problems and lowers the overall cost of health care.

With the observance of National Health Center Week, Hudson Headwaters joined in the national celebration and recognizes the efforts of its board of directors and community advisory committees, in addition to its providers and staff.

Each year community health centers serve more than 17 million citizens in more than 6,000 communities throughout urban and rural communities. Nearly half of these citizens are rural residents.

By working together with schools, businesses, churches, community organizations, foundations, and state and local governments, these health centers strive to meet the special needs and priorities of communities and to improve the health and well being of countless families and individuals.

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