LANSING–Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a proclamation marking August 8-14 as National Health Center Week 2021.
“Community health centers are at the forefront of fighting emerging healthcare crises in our state, including the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Governor Whitmer. “Our community health centers have supported testing and treatment for COVID patients while continuing everyday operations through extraordinarily difficult circumstances. These centers provide affordable, comprehensive care to underserved communities across Michigan and our state is grateful for the hope and healing they provide to countless communities every day.”
”The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has continually challenged Michiganders in all facets of life,” said Dennis Litos, CEO of the Michigan Primary Care Association. “Our community health centers have done yeoman’s work in helping us navigate through COVID-19 by providing testing, vaccine administration and quality health care for all. The MPCA is very grateful for the leadership of Governor Whitmer and MDHHS in supporting our health centers and our citizens throughout the pandemic.”
Health Center Week offers the opportunity to celebrate Michigan’s health center organizations and all those responsible for their continued success and growth. Health centers are a critical element of the health system, serving both rural and urban communities, often providing the only accessible and dependable source of primary care in their communities.