Menendez Celebrates National Health Center Week

Menendez Celebrates National Health Center Week

Annual “Children’s Health Day” events to be held in Bridgeton, Burlington City, Camden, Jersey City, Long Branch, New Brunswick

New Jersey - Senator Menendez (D-NJ) kicked-off National Health Center Week with the New Jersey Primary Care Association at the Neighborhood Health Services Federally Qualified Health Center in Plainfield, New Jersey earlier this week, joining community members to recognize the services and contributions provided by our nation's Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).

"I am pleased to once again honor National Health Center Week with the 5th annual Children's Health Day Initiative. Few things are as important as ensuring our communities, especially underserved communities, have access to affordable and high quality health services. Our national health centers help make health care for all a reality and this week we recognize their important contributions."

National Health Center Week honors the country's community, migrant, homeless, and public housing health centers for their continued dedication to providing access to affordable, high quality, and cost-effective health care to the medically vulnerable and underserved populations in the United States. This year's theme of "Celebrating America's Health Centers: Serving Locally, Leading Nationally" highlights the outstanding 46-year record of health centers.

Throughout the week, Senator Menendez will be hosting his 5th annual "Children's Health Day" initiative in conjunction with the New Jersey Primary Care Association. Immunizations and screenings will be provided to uninsured and underinsured children to prepare for back-to-school time. The events will be held at FQHCs in Bridgeton, Burlington City, Camden, Jersey City, Long Branch, and New Brunswick. Staff will also be available on site to answer questions or provide assistance to constituents.

For a full list of "Children's Health Day" events, please visit: http://menendez.senate.gov/nj/events/

For more information, please call Senator Menendez's offices in Newark (if you are a Northern/Central Jersey resident) at (973) 645-3030 or Barrington (if you are a South Jersey resident) at (856) 757-5353.

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