August 23, 2011 > National Health Center Week celebration
National Health Center Week celebration
Photo courtesy of Tiffany Woods
Tri-City Health Center hosted a Community Awards and Open House event on August 12, 2011 in honor of National Health Center Week (NHCW.) The theme of this year's NHCW was "Celebrating America's Health Centers: Serving Locally, Leading Nationally," to underscore how health centers deliver a unique approach that targets health needs and saves taxpayer dollars. The TCHC event was a celebration emphasizing strong partnerships of people, governments and communities who work together to meet the unique and diverse health conditions of the community.
As part of the celebrations, Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, was given an award in honor of his outstanding and continuous commitment to public health care. "Tri-City Health Center has played a very important role in the health and well-being of the people of Fremont, Union City and Newark for four decades now. I'm humbled by today's award and will continue my work to empower and help fund these essential community health centers," said Rep. Stark.
TCHC also honored five outstanding patients who have been positive examples for the community, diligently following their healthcare plans to improve their overall health. These outstanding patients shared touching stories with the audience describing the impact of TCHC services and their individual effort to improve their health and quality of life.
"I was diagnosed with Diabetes, had high cholesterol and was overweight. I was feeling tired and I couldn't take long walks. Since May last year, I've lost 70 pounds. I have a lot more energy. I've never had such a great experience at a clinic, connecting with all the staff and health care professionals like what I have had at TCHC" said James Crossley, TCHC Patient.