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National Health Center Week

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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.  

Bike Rodeo 

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

Blood Drives

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 

Gwinn, MI 

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

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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


Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center (UGL) is a Federally Qualified Health Center and is a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Deemed Facility.
UGL receives funding from The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and has Federal Public Health Service deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims for itself and its covered individuals.
This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number H80CS26511 Health Center Cluster, total award amount of $1,839,050 with 89.9 % financed from nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.