FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 7, 2020
Share Our Selves to Launch National Health Center Week 2020
Congressman Harley Rouda and City of Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley joins Share Our Selves to recognize and celebrate the important work of local health centers
Costa Mesa, CA – August 9th to 15th, 2020 is National Health Center Week (NHCW), an annual celebration with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of community health centers across the nation. Share Our Selves will launch the week with the Share Our Selves Community Health Mobile Unit ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour. Congressman Harley Rouda and City of Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley will join the celebration to recognize community health centers.
In 2019, community health centers served over 29 million patients, improving health and advancing health equity in the United States. In the same year, Share Our Selves served 15,241 patients that live and work in Orange County.
Share Our Selves has been serving the Orange County community for 50 years providing care and assistance to those in need and act as advocates for systemic change.
“During these very challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic that we are living in, now more than ever, it is critical for community health centers, like Share Our Selves, to be doing everything we can in the community to provide needed and critical services to individuals that are in need of direct health services as well as access to food, financial or other types of critical resources,” according to Christy Ward, CEO of Share Our Selves. “This is what our organization has focused on for the last 50 years, and what we will continue to focus on in the coming 50 years plus. National Health Center Week is a wonderful time to celebrate our work, as well as thank our patients, community partners, donors, and staff, particularly during this year as we celebrate our 50-year milestone.”
For more information on Share Our Selves National Health Center Week launch event and media inquiries, contact Imelda Buncab, Community Engagement Manager. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 949-270-2188.
For more information about Share Our Selves, please visit www.shareourselves.org.