National Health Center Week
August 4-10, 2019

Wednesday, 8/7 – Patient Appreciation Day

Patient Appreciation Day

By law, health center boards must be comprised of at least 51% consumers.  Consumer board members are individuals who live in the community served by the health center, are patients, and represent others who are served by the health center in terms of demographics such as race, ethnicity, and gender.  The model works because it ensures that patients represent the needs and voice of the community. Today, we celebrate patients and consumer board members who keep health centers accountable and abreast of community needs:

To celebrate Patient Appreciation Day consider:

  • Staff Recognition. Host a staff open house with events, prizes, and recognition activities.
  • Voter registration. Learn more advocacy and civic engagement during and election year here.
  • Engage the board for advocacy.  Learn more about the BMAC here.


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