Strengthening the Health and Support of South Florida’s Diverse Communities
National Health Center Week, from August 6-12, is an opportunity to both celebrate and increase awareness about community health centers spread across the country.
The theme of the week for 2023 is “The Roadmap to a Stronger America.” The theme takes one on a virtual road trip across America, highlighting the achievements and amazing work being done at Community Health Centers in every state and territory.
As part of our health center’s commitment to community health, our outreach team is actively engaged in strengthening vaccination efforts throughout the month of August.
- Our medical team will be proving back-to-school vaccinations at Kiddos Magazine’s Annual Back-to-School and 10th-Anniversary event on August 5 at CityPlace, located at 8300 NW 36th Street in Doral, FL.
- No-cost back-to-school vaccinations are also being provided throughout the month of August. New pediatric patients may also receive a back-to-school supply kit. Covered vaccinations include but are not limited to COVID-19, polio, Varivax (chickenpox), measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), DTap or Tdap (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis), IPV, Hep B, Pneumococcus, Rotavirus (babies), Hep A, MenQuadfi, Bexsero, and Flu.
To redeem this promotion, one MUST first make an appointment by calling 305-576-1234 EXT: 470 (English) and 471 (Español).
WAYS TO FURTHER CELEBRATE NATIONAL HEALTH CENTER WEEK
- Receive a health check-up
During National Health Center Week, make an appointment at a Care Resource health center, receive a check-up and labs to detect any potential illness and take corrective measures if needed. MAKE APPOINTMENT
- Take advantage of back-to-school vaccinations
On Saturday, August 13, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, our Midtown Miami and Little Havana health centers are participating in a collaborative effort between the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County and other Community Health Centers in the provision of no-cost back-to-school vaccinations. Take advantage of this opportunity and bring your child’s immunization records. A child’s parent or guardian must be present.
- Spread awareness about Care Resource services
Health centers nationwide like Care Resource have served over an estimated 30 million patients – a number that continues to grow along with the demand for affordable primary care. Care Resources produces innovative solutions to the most pressing healthcare issues in the community and reach beyond the walls of conventional medicine to address the social determinants of health affecting special patient populations. Please make sure to share your positive experiences about our health center on Google, social media, and with your family and friends.
- Volunteer at Care Resource
Care Resource has many programs that need administrative or logical support. In addition, volunteers are welcome to assist Food For Life Network food pantry in packing groceries for pickup & meals for delivery. LEARN MORE.
About National Health Center Week:
Every August, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) sponsors National Health Center Week (NHCW) to celebrate and increase awareness of America’s 1,400 Community Health Centers (CHCs). National Health Center Week is an opportunity to highlight the commitment and passion of Community Health Center staff, board members, and supporters who make it possible to provide quality, comprehensive healthcare services to more than 30 million patients across 14,500 communities annually.
About Care Resource:
Care Resource is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with four locations in Midtown Miami, Little Havana, Miami Beach, and Fort Lauderdale. The health center provides comprehensive health and support services to address the full healthcare needs of South Florida’s pediatric, adolescent, and adult populations.