National Health Center Week (NHCW) is an annual celebration with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers over the past five decades.

“ Celebrating Health Centers: Home of America’s Health Care Heroes” is this year’s theme for NHCW 2018.  California’s community health centers have achieved an unparalleled record of stability, cost-effectiveness, and quality improvement as they have grown to provide care to 6.5 million people – that’s 1 in 6 Californians! It is this legacy of success, and those who have helped us achieve it – including policymakers, community partners, and the thousands of individuals who work in health centers – that National Health Center Week 2018 will celebrate.

We hope that your health center will celebrate NHCW with special events – from health fairs, to open houses and media events, to receptions and public forums – all designed to deliver the message that Health Centers are a solution to many of the challenges that exist in our health care system nationally, and to tell the Health Center Story – your story, of the value of your health center to your community.

California-Specific NHCW 2018 Resources 

CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates wants to make sure health centers have everything they need to have a successful National Health Center Week.  We have taken the he National Association of Community Health Centers NHCW 2018  materials and amended them to include California-specific information and data.

Social Media Posts              Opinion Editorial Template             

  Letter to the Editor Template                Press Release Template

We hope these California- specific resources, along with the NACHC National Health Center Week website , will help members mount a strong media and promotional campaign in your community! Make sure to submit your event at , and check back here for updates on upcoming California NHCW 2018 events!

California NHCW Events

Now is the time to submit your Health Center Week celebrations and events. Posting events is critical to catching the eyes of sponsors who are looking for events in California. Posting events also attracts visits from Members of congress and media opportunities for maximum exposure. The more information provided, the more likely you are to be matched with a sponsor that can truly enhance the reach of your celebration.  Make sure to submit your NHCW event information online and check back here for updates on upcoming California NHCW 2018 events near you! 

Submit NHCW Events            

 Download List of California Events  * Updated June 29, 2018 

More NHCW 2018 Resources 

 2018 Focus Days  2018 Picture and Video Contest  Health Center Hero Award
 Finding Sponsors  More Tools and Resources  Materials in Spanish