Hopkins County Commissioners Court met Monday to discuss the proclamation of creating the week of August 16th through 20th as National Health Center Week. The following is the proclamation read during the court
“WHEREAS, For over 50 years, Community Health Centers have provided high-quality, affordable, comprehensive primary and preventive health care in our nation’s medically underserved communities serving over 30 million Americans in over 14,000 communities across the nation; and
WHEREAS, Every day, Community Health Centers develop new approaches to integrating a wide range of services beyond primary care, including oral health, vision, behavioral health, and pharmacy services to meet the needs and challenges of their communities; and
WHEREAS, Community Health Centers are locally owned and operated small businesses that help power local economies by generating $85 billion in economic activity; and
WHEREAS, The Community Health Center model continues to prove an effective means of overcoming barriers to healthcare access, including geography, income, and insurance status – improving health outcomes and reducing healthcare system costs; and
WHEREAS, During National Health Center Week, we celebrate the legacy of America’s Community Health Centers and their vital role in shaping the past, present and future of America’s healthcare system; and
NOW, THEREFORE I, Robert Newsom, Hopkins County Judge do hereby proclaim August 6-12, 2023 as “National Health Center Week” and encourage all Americans to take part during this week by visiting their local health center and celebrating the important partnership between America’s Community Health Centers and the communities they serve.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the official Great Seal of Hopkins County, Texas in Sulphur Springs, the County Seat, this the Twenty-Fourth day of July in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Twenty-Three.”