Jul 30, 2012

Family Health celebrates National Community Health Center Week


GREENVILLE--Family Health Services of Darke County, a Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQHC), is proud to celebrate National Community Health Center Week (NCHCW) August 5-11.  The theme of this year’s NCHCW is “Celebrating America’s Health Centers: Powering Healthier Communities.”  

Community Health Centers are nonprofit, community-owned and directed providers of health care, maximizing access to health care for all people, especially the medically underserved.  They are strong partnerships of people, governments, and organizations who work together to meet the unique and diverse health conditions of their communities. Rated as one of the most effective health care models and brightest spots in America’s health system, health centers provide a health care home to over 23 million people at 8,000 sites nationwide.  Community Health Centers ensure access to high-quality primary and preventive health care and provide integrated services such as behavioral health, dental, pharmacy, outreach, laboratory, patient education, radiology, WIC, home health and other support services.

Family Health Services of Darke County, Inc. is recognized as one of the premier, model community health centers in the country in providing fully integrated health services, managing chronic disease, reducing health disparities, promoting wellness, demonstrating cost effectiveness  and empowering citizens to address unmet health needs and engage in healthy behaviors.  Family Health provided primary medical care services to over 24,077 patients in 2011, totaling 84,653 patient visits, at its Greenville, Versailles and Arcanum locations.  There were 5,696 dental visits.  The Behavioral Health Department provided services to 14,254 individuals.  Family Health’s Pharmacy filled 55,839 prescriptions.  Comprehensive Health Network, Family Health’s home health agency, provided services to 660 community residents, through 34,912 visits. The Women’s Infant and Children’s (WIC) program, located at Family Health’s Greenville site, provided services to 2,360 individuals. 

In honor of National Community Health Center Week, Family Health is holding a drawing to win tote bags, T-shirts, water bottles, notepads, coffee mugs and awesome gift baskets designed by staff from each of its sites and Suites.  Any person can submit their name for the drawing during the week of August 7-13, at any Family Health site, including Comprehensive Health Network and the WIC office. 

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