Community Action Health Center- Alice is celebrating National Health Center Week (NHCW).

The national campaign runs August 14 through 18th with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers over the course of more than five decades.

The celebration event is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 18 from 1 a.m. till 3 p.m. The goal is to provide education of our wide variety of services, provide Diabetic Education, School Supply Walk, and other fun activities with great prizes.

Health centers not only prevent illness and foster wellness in the most challenging populations, they produce innovative solutions to the most pressing healthcare issues in their communities.

Producing $24 billion in annual health system savings Reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and unnecessary visits to the emergency room Treating patients for a fraction of the average cost of one emergency room visit Maintaining patient satisfaction levels of nearly 100 percent Generating $26.5 billion in economic activity and over 230,000 jobs Reducing infant mortality rates There are NHCW events scheduled across the country, including health fairs, visits by Members of Congress and state officials to local health centers. To learn more about NHCW and the listing of events please visit: www.healthcenterweek.org.

If anyone would like to contribute a donation to the event or set up an educational booth, please contact Olynda Hernandez at 361-664-1417 or email at olynda.hernandez@cacost.org.