Governor Gary Herbert has declared August 12 – 18, 2018 as Health Center Week in Utah! The week is part of a national event celebrating the work of Health Centers throughout the U.S.
Utah’s 13 Health Center organizations serve over 151,000 Utahns annually at 58 clinics located across the state - from Cache Valley to the Four Corners area and St. George. Health Centers focus on providing high-quality primary and preventative care, and treatment of the whole patient, including dental and mental health services, and connections to community resources.
There are celebrations throughout the state during the month of August.
Health Center Events Around the State
All week is Patients Appreciation Week. All patients will receive a ticket for a drawing. The drawing will be held on Friday, August 17.
- Monday 8/13: Honoring Our Health Heroes Day. All staff dress up as your favorite hero! Best Health Hero wins a gift card.
- Tuesday and Wednesday 8/14-15: Patients Appreciation Day. All patients will get bottled water, and snacks.
- Wednesday 8/15: Family Healthcare will be at Switchpoint for Heroes for Homeless Day. Bottled water, snacks and Family Healthcare info will be handed out.
- Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8/14-15-16: Back to School Physicals for $10 for all Washington County School District Students. Students will get bottled water and soccer balls.
- Friday 8/17: Employee Appreciation Day. Lunch and drawing for gift card. The drawing for patients will also be held.
Fourth Street Film Festival
Date and Time: August 16th 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location: Brewvies Cinema Pub
677 South 200 West
Salt Lake City, UT
Look into the lives of everyday men, women, and children, your neighbors and fellow people, who are suffering from homelessness. Discover the stark reality and human pain dwelling just around the corner from your place of work, place of residence, or place of entertainment. Realize their struggles and histories while engaging in group and panel discussions to create firm connections between individuals all with a common desire to better serve those suffering in the community. Fourth Street Clinic is excited to again present its annual film festival! The only film festival in Utah geared toward exploring topics and issues of homelessness, the Fourth Street Film Festival will take you into the minds and hearts of those experiencing homelessness and provide a glimpse of what relief can and needs to be given. Come with us on Thursday, August 16, at Brewvies Cinema Pub for a memorable and thought-provoking evening. Highlights of the event include: A selection of short films on youth, adults, families, and LGBTQ+ individuals experiencing homelessness. A selection of films produced by young and aspiring local filmmakers bringing awareness to this vulnerable community. Engaging through Q&A panels the challenges these communities face and learn more about the resources available to them. Participating in conversations with community members on the complicated facets of homelessness. Experiencing the delight of Brewvies Cinema Pub, with their wide selection from local craft breweries, cocktails, and handmade food. Ticket price is $35 in advance, $40 the day of the event. Ticket price includes dinner and a cocktail. Ticket holders must be over the age of 21.
Celebration of Hope
Date and Time: August 23, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
Location: Jefferson Park
3302 Grant Ave.
Hope Clinic’s 3rd Annual Birthday Bash! Come enjoy BIRTHDAY CAKE, give ways, raffle prizes, hot dogs, watermelon, cold drinks, and coffee. Help us honor the history of National Healthcare for the Homeless and the extraordinary services of Midtown’s Community Health Centers
2018 Community Health Fair
Date and Time: August 17, 2018, 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Mountainlands Community Health Center
589 South State Street
Returning this year, we will be putting together three hundred backpacks filled with essential school supplies and give them to school-aged children in attendance free-of-charge. The children will be given the backpack and will receive health and service info from vendors. They will then be given a school supply at each vendor’s booth. At the end of their rotations they will have a backpack full of supplies and they will be well-informed about healthy living. Attendees will also receive free food, games, and activities, in addition to receiving free health screenings and other health-related resources donated by various community partners.
Women's Day Out
Date and Time: August 15, 2018, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Wayne Community Health Center
128 South 300 West
Event Details: Come join us for a Women’s Day Out including mammogram and PAP smear screenings, treats, drawings, and information about cancer screenings! Our women’s health provider, Shannon Thurston PA – C, will be scheduling PAP test screenings all day. Cervical cancer can often be found early, and sometimes even prevented entirely, by having regular PAP tests. If detected early, cervical cancer is one of the most successfully treatable cancers. The PAP test is recommended for women aged 21–65 years old. Garfield Memorial Mammogram Unit will be joining us for mammogram screening’s. Getting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of getting breast cancer. It is recommended that average risk women who are 40-years and older should have a mammogram yearly.nded that average risk women who are 40-years and older should have a mammogram yearly.
For information about events happening throughout the U.S. and about National Health Center Week, visit the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) website.