National Health Center Week, Aug. 13–19 | The Windsor Times – California News

National Health Center Week, Aug. 13–19 | The Windsor Times – California News

Alliance Medical Center (AMC) will be participating with other community health centers to provide over 800 events around the country as part of National Health Center Week (NHCW).  The national campaign runs August 13 to 19, with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers over the course of more than five decades.

As one of the bright spots in America’s health care system, AMC and other community health centers serve more than 25 million Americans, a number that continues to grow along with the demand for affordable primary care.

AMC and other community health centers have compiled a significant record of success that includes: producing $24 billion in annual health system savings; reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and unnecessary visits to the emergency room; treating patients for a fraction of the average cost of one emergency room visit; maintaining patient satisfaction levels of nearly 100 percent; and serving more than one in six Medicaid beneficiaries for less than two percent of the national Medicaid budget.

In 2016, AMC provided care to 12,444 patients in 53,865 visits to its four sites in Healdsburg and Windsor. AMC not only prevents illness and fosters wellness in the most challenging populations, it also produces innovative solutions to the most pressing health care issues affecting communities.

AMC reaches beyond the walls of conventional medicine to address the factors that impact health, such as lack of nutritional foods, mental health issues, homelessness…

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