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NATIONAL HEALTH CENTER WEEK 2009 IS AUGUST 9 - 15

NATIONAL HEALTH CENTER WEEK 2009 IS AUGUST 9 - 15 

August 4, 2009, Brooklyn, New York...In celebration of National Health Center Week, Family Physician Family Health Center and Brooklyn Chinese Family Health Center, in collaboration with Health Plus, will host a health fair event for the Sunset Park Community on August 6 at the Rainbow Playground on 6th Avenue and 56th Street.

The theme of the week, "Where Access and Quality Care Begin," highlights health centers' roles as "health care homes" for some 18 million people in America, providing primary and preventive care and a range of services.

The Lutheran Family Health Centers (LFHC), based in Sunset Park, is a federally qualified community-based ambulatory health care system affiliated with Lutheran HealthCare. Governed by the Sunset Park Health Council, Inc., LFHC is one of the largest health center networks in the country serving as southwest Brooklyn's medical home for more than 40 years. With eight full-time community health centers, 15 school-based health centers and community programs, including three WIC programs, adult and family literacy programs, three child care centers and a family wellness center, the network is the primary medical provider for 91,000 people providing more than 550,000 patient visits per year.

For more information about National Health Center Week, contact Yoly Bazile at 718-630-6812.

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