White House Clinics Celebrates National Health Center Week 2019
National Campaign Celebrates Health Centers Rooted in Communities
[Richmond, KY. Aug 5, 2019] - White House Clinics will hold several events throughout our communities to mark National Health Center Week 2019 from August 4th-10th. The events are part of a national campaign to increase awareness about ways health centers are providing affordable health care in their communities. Many NHCW events celebrating the ways health centers are “Rooted in Communities” are scheduled across the country, including health fairs, visits by Members of Congress and state officials to local health centers, press conferences, back-to-school drives, community breakfasts, patient appreciation events, free health screenings and much more.
White House Clinics is raising awareness in our communities through:
- A community pool party at Paradise Cove - Hosting the Berea Chamber of Commerce for coffee at our Berea clinic - A reception for community partners at Arlington Country Club - Patient Appreciation Day activities - Employee Appreciation Day activities
White House Clinics is part of a nationwide network of locally-run health centers that serve more than 28 million people nationwide. They are on the front lines of national public health challenges – whether caring for veterans, providing opioid treatment, or responding to natural disasters. They are also a lifeline in remote and underserved communities where the nearest doctor or
hospital can be as far as 50 miles or more away. Nearly half of health centers (44 percent) are located in rural communities. Highlights of health center accomplishments include:
• Reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and unnecessary visits to the emergency room;
• Treating patients for a fraction of the average cost of one emergency room visit;
• Serving more than one in six Medicaid beneficiaries for less than two percent of the national Medicaid budget;
• Lowering the cost of children’s primary care by approximately 35 percent;
• Treating 65,000 patients with Medication Assisted Therapy for opioid use disorder in 2017; and,
• Serving over 355,000 veterans throughout the country.
This year’s NHCW 2019 will highlight how health centers are at the forefront of a nationwide shift in addressing environmental and social factors as an integral part of primary care, reaching beyond the walls of conventional medicine to address the factors that may cause sickness, such as lack of nutrition, mental illness, homelessness and substance use disorders. Community Health Centers’ success in managing chronic disease in medically vulnerable communities has helped reduce health care costs for American taxpayers.
White House Clinics is a comprehensive preventative and primary care provider with services in Jackson, Madison, Estill, Rockcastle, and Garrard counties. Services include medical, dental, pharmacy, behavioral health, and radiology. White House Clinics has been in practice since 1973 and wishes to enhance the health of our patients, our employees, and the communities we serve by providing accessible and comprehensive, high quality primary care services.