August 16, 2012, Brooklyn, NY… August
5 to 11 marked National Health Center Week and this year's theme was
"Celebrating America's Health Centers: Powering Healthier Communities."
Lutheran commemorated National Health Center Week with a number of
health fairs and activities for staff, patients and neighbors. The aim
of this week-long campaign is to recognize the work done by American's
health centers every day toward the goal of ensuring everyone has access
to a medical home.
The celebrations kicked-off on Lutheran Lane with the "Healthy Living
Within our Medical Homes" health fair featuring screenings, voter
registration, fun games and giveaways, as well as visits from
Councilwoman Sara M. Gonzalez and Mitu Maruf, community liaison, from
the office of Assemblyman Felix Ortiz.
Additional events, hosted by NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers, were
held across southwest Brooklyn as well. The "Lucky Eight Health Fair,"
hosted by the Brooklyn-Chinese FHC and Family Physician FHC, featured
screenings, games and giveaways at the Rainbow Playground on August 8.
The Caribbean-American FHC promoted exercise and healthy living at the
August 9 "Let's Move It" fair held at the Flatbush family health center
site. The Park Ridge FHC also hosted an event on August 9 focused on
"Keeping our Community Healthy."
Visit our Facebook page for more photos from the week of celebrations.