CHI says “Thank You” with National Health Center Week and School Physical Day

Barbara Cesar, Director of Education at Centro Campesino, received backpacks for the agricultural workers during NHCW Agricultural Worker Health Day in 2020.

If health centers are the chemistry for strong communities, then patients are the elements that keep them bonded together. Community Health of South Florida (CHI) understands that without the patients, it would not be the organization it is today. To show appreciation, CHI wants to celebrate patients and staff during National Health Center Week (NHCW).

“National Health Center Week (NHCW) is an annual celebration that raises awareness about the mission and accomplishments of community health centers across the nation. It is an opportunity for the organization to celebrate the commitment and work of our staff, the support of our community partners, and the loyalty of our patients,” says Carol Blackwell-Curry, CHI Director of Volunteer Services and Event Coordination.

CHI’s National Health Center Week will be filled with special events for the community. Each day is focused on service and gratitude. During NHCW, August 8-14, CHI will reach all parts of the community, including public housing, agricultural workers, and the homeless population. CHI will also thank patients for 50 years of loyalty on their very own Patient Appreciation day. On Saturday, August 14th, CHI will host a family-friendly drive-in movie night that is open to the public. Upon entry, each car will be given movie snack bags and backpacks with school supplies.

CHI also plans to show appreciation to its devoted and compassionate staff. The care team works cooperatively all year to provide high-quality health care, improve health outcomes, and narrow health disparities.

“We thank all of you for trusting us with your healthcare needs for 50 years,” said Blake Hall, CHI President. “We also thank our staff for the hard work and dedication that you put in day in and day out providing quality care to South Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.”

NHCW activities build on CHI’s past while celebrating and getting ready for its future.

Health in Public Housing Day
8/9 – CHI delivers school supplies to the community.

Agricultural Worker Day
8/10 – CHI visits Centro Campesino Farmworkers Center to deliver Care Packs with school supplies to families.

Patient Appreciation Day
8/11 – CHI thanks its patients for 50 years of loyalty.

Stakeholder Appreciation Day
8/12 – CHI delivers plaques to Miami-Dade and Monroe police and community partners.

Healthcare for the Homeless Day & Staff Appreciation Day
8/13 – CHI delivers backpacks with supplies to the homeless and honors its amazing staff.

Children & Youth Day
8/13 – CHI hosts Drive-In Movie Night from 7PM to 10PM.

Another special event that CHI has in store is School Physical Day. CHI will provide affordable school and sports physicals as well as free vaccinations on Saturday, August 21st, so students can get back to school healthy and safe. Events like this help to eliminate barriers to care.
School Physicals $35 | Sports Physicals with EKG $50 and without EKG $35