Tri-City Health Center Celebrates National Health Center Week 2013 with a Community Awards and Breakfast Fundraiser!

As Part of the National Campaign Celebrating America’s Health Centers’ Record of Success &

Honoring Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski for his continuous commitment to public health care 

Fremont, CA –August 1, 2013– Tri-City Health Center (TCHC) will be hosting a Community Awards and Breakfast Fundraiser on Friday August 16, 2013 . The Awards Fundraiser helps mark the National Health Center Week 2013 (NHCW) as part of a weeklong campaign (August 11-17) to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers as local solutions for affordable and accessible health care.

The TCHC Community Awards and Breakfast Fundraiser will recognize patients that set positive community examples by following their healthcare plan to improve their overall health condition. Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski will also be recognized with an award for his continuous commitment to public health care.

Proceeds from this event will go towards improving patient care and service delivery. TCHC services have expanded to include medical, dental, and behavioral services that meet the needs of individuals and the entire family.  Over the years, TCHC has stayed true to the mission of providing quality health care services to the underserved and uninsured families in communities of Fremont, Newark and Union City, without regard to financial position, ethnicity, language, culture, sexual orientation, or the ability to pay.

One of the bright spots in America’s health care system, TCHC has been serving the community for nearly 42 of the 45 years of Federally Qualified Community Health Centers’ existence. Both have compiled a significant record of success by:

  • Reducing economic and ethnic health disparities nationwide, even in the poorest and most challenged communities
  • Producing significant cost savings for our health system.
  • Reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and unnecessary visits to the emergency room.
  • Generating a system of preventive medicine that patients use regularly to stay healthy, thus saving lives.

Health centers serve more than 22 million people nationwide, and are increasingly becoming the trusted provider of choice for many families, whether they are insured or not.   Evidence shows patients choose health centers because they are convenient, affordable, and offer a range of services from a team of caring professionals. Studies also show the quality of care at a health center is as good as or even better than private practices.

“Every day in our waiting rooms I witness the value of having a patient-centered health home,” said Dr. Zettie Page, CEO. “When people have a place to go for regular health care, they use it and stay healthier. As the preferred safety net provider in the City of Fremont, TCHC served over 23,000 patients last year regardless of their ability to pay. TCHC emphasizes disease prevention and help patients manage their chronic conditions. Patients come to us throughout their life cycle seeking services ranging from prenatal to senior care. Our services include prenatal care, pediatrics & immunizations, teen services, adult primary care, women’s health and family planning, adult and senior health screenings, community outreach and health education, behavioral health, dental care, and HIV/HEP C prevention, testing, treatment and case management services. Our patients not only get the care they need in a single system of service, but they are treated in one of 19 languages and with dignity and respect. This is what health care should be doing, and why we celebrate National Health Center Week.”

The Community Awards and Breakfast Fundraiser event will be held at the Fremont Marriott Hotel located at 46100 Landing Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538. The breakfast will start at 7:00am followed by the awards ceremony. Tickets are $75.00 including breakfast. Purchase your tickets for the event at http://tricityhealth.donorpages.com/Fundraiser2013/. For more info contact Cristina Torres at 510-252-6864 or ctorres@tri-cityhealth.org.

To find out more, please visit www.nachc.org.

To find out more about National Health Center Week, visit www.healthcenterweek.org

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Tri-City Health Center (TCHC), located in Fremont, California was founded in 1970 to provide family planning services for low-income, minority women. Over the years, TCHC has expanded its scope and now offers high-quality primary medical, dental and behavioral health care services for the entire family. TCHC is a nonprofit, federally qualified health center that serves nearly 24,000 low-income, uninsured and homeless residents living in Alameda County, California.

TCHC is a fiscally responsible, independent, not-for-profit community health center and a key member of our community’s vital health safety-net.

Tri-City Health Center

39500 Liberty Street

Fremont, CA 94538

 

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