National Health Center Week
Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center has scheduled several activities around the Central and Western Upper Peninsula to join in the celebrating the more than 50 years of health center innovation. Click on the event below to learn more.
Saturday, August 6, 2016: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sawyer Family Health Center
Picnic in the Park
Monday, August 8, 2016: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Central Time)
Ice Lake Family Health Center
Free Blood Pressure Screening
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Menominee Family Health Center
Thursday, August 11, 2016: 10:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.
Houghton Family Health Center
Thursday, August 11, 2016: 3:30 p.m to 6:30 p.m.
Ontonagon Community Health Center
Gwinn Community Health Festival
Friday, August 12, 2016: 5:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m.
Peter Nordeen Park
Other National Health Center Week Activities
Health centers started as a pilot project during President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. Today, they have compiled a significant record of success that includes:
- Producing $24 billion in annual health system savings
- Reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and unnecessary visits to the emergency room
- Treating patients for a fraction of the average cost of one emergency room visit
- Maintaining patient satisfaction levels of nearly 100 percent
- Generating $26.5 billion in economic activity and over 230,000 jobs
- Reducing infant mortality rates
National Health Center Week is a national campaign which runs August 7th -13th with events held throughout the country.
Thank you to our National Health Center Week Sponsors
Thank you to the many National Health Center Week in-kind donors, volunteers and supporters.
Angeli Foods – Iron River Walgreens – Houghton Red Fox Run Golf Course – Gwinn
Jubilee Foods – Iron River WalMart – Houghton Ambassador Restaurant – Houghton
Subway – Iron River Snap Fitness – Houghton Hairsmiths Salon – Houghton
McDonald’s – Iron River Festival Foods – Houghton AutoZone – Houghton
By Nature – Houghton KC Bonkers – Hancock Regis Hair Salons – Houghton
Family video – Houghton Applebee’s – Houghton Windsor Center – Iron River
UP Health System – Portage Fitness Center – Houghton Maggie’s Massage Spa – Houghton
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