The incredible value Community Health Centers bring to their patients and communities is rooted in the diligent work of more than 270,000 staff and volunteers across the U.S. These individuals are deeply committed to the Community Health Center mission to provide high-quality healthcare services to all people, regardless of income or insurance status. Additionally, the Community Health Center workforce contributes to nearly $63 billion in economic activity generated in communities where health centers are located. We are grateful for Community Health Center staff and volunteers, today and every day!
Consider these resources and ideas in recognition of Health Center Staff Appreciation Day:
- Host a staff appreciation luncheon. Distribute small tokens of recognition (e.g. t-shirts, pins, certificates) for years of service and other milestones.
- Work with local news outlets to highlight Community Health Center staff. Radio stations, television networks, and local newspapers are always looking for “feel-good” stories to share with community audiences. National Health Center Week is the perfect time to make a PSA pitch!
- Invite patients to write thank you notes or share praise for health center staff on social media.