August 7 through August 13, 2011: Michigan Health Center Week

Date:  August 07, 2011  -  August 13, 2011
Time: All Day Event
WHEREAS, health centers across the nation have provided accessible and affordable preventative and primary health care, integrated dental services and behavioral services to individuals and families in need for more than 45 years; and,


WHEREAS, Michigan is home to 32 community health centers that serve nearly 600,000 patients each year; and,


WHEREAS, additionally, Michigan's health centers make a significant and positive impact on the communities in which they serve; according to a National Association of Community Health Centers report, health centers in Michigan provided 5,220 jobs in 2009; and,


WHEREAS, during this week, we raise awareness of the health centers in Michigan, and we recognize their staff, board members and other community partners who continue to provide quality and affordable health care to citizens across the state;


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim Sunday, August 7 through Saturday, August 13, 2011 as Michigan Health Center Week.