National Health Center Week 20202020-08-14T17:00:11-07:00

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National Health Center Week (August 9-15) is a celebration of the mission and accomplishments of American’s community health centers, the largest and most successful system of primary healthcare in the nation, as well as the unique role of Open Door Community Health Centers in Humboldt and Del Norte counties. Over the past fifty years community health centers have:

  • Reduced income and ethnic health disparities nationwide, even in the poorest and most challenged communities
  • Reduced infant mortality rates
  • Saved the health system $24 billion each year
  • Reduced unnecessary hospitalizations and visits to the ER

NHCW 2020 Focus Days

Public Health in Housing Day
Sunday, August 9, 2020

Healthcare for the Homeless Day
Monday, August 10, 2020

Agricultural Worker Health Day
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Patient Appreciation Day
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Stakeholder Appreciation Day
Thursday, August 13, 2020

Health Center Staff Appreciation Day
Friday, August 14, 2020

Children’s Health Day
Saturday, August 15, 2020

About Open Door

Open Door was established in Arcata, in 1971, to meet chronic shortage of access to healthcare in Humboldt County.

Since then, Open Door has grown to meet the needs of communities throughout Humboldt and Del Norte counties, offering a wide and growing range of services. While health centers nationally serve one in seven Californians, Open Door sees two thirds of all people on the North Coast and plays a key role in California’s North Coast:

  • Driving the local economy, by employing 600 people in Humboldt and Del Norte counties
  • Holding health fairs throughout the year, for public health education and community outreach
  • Pursuing innovative methods for addressing health and wellness, such as its community gardens in Arcata, Eureka, Willow Creek, Fortuna and Crescent City
  • Developing residency programs to improve access to health care in the region

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