CHASS offers free virtual community events during National Health Center Week, Aug. 9-15

Community Health and Social Services (CHASS) Center in Southwest will mark National Health Center Week, Sunday, August 9 through Saturday, August 15, with free live stream forums and activities available to the public. The virtual events, hosted on ZOOM and Facebook Live, will offer education, panel discussions and interactive opportunities on a range of topics including nutrition, oral health and mental health. Activities will also include online family story time and a virtual 5K run/walk.CHASS Center offers a full spectrum of ongoing services including primary and preventative care for persons of all ages, oral and mental health care, and more. CHASS Center is a community-based, not for profit organization and relies on the generosity of donors and investors.2020 National Health Center Week Calendar of Virtual Events:• Monday, August 10 | 12-1 PMMedical Home LoteriaFACEBOOK & YOUTUBE LIVE (Ages 18 & up)Community Health Centers serve as a medical home for millions of individuals in the country providing primary care that is patient-centered, comprehensive, team-based, coordinated, accessible, and focused on quality and safety. Join the Loteria, Mexican bingo, to learn about all the services CHASS Center has to offer and win gift cards.2-3 PM2020 FQHC Council of Southeast MI Annual Symposium, Care Beyond COVID-19ZOOMAn interactive presentation to discuss primary care beyond COVID-19. Led by Ernia Hughes, Director of the Office of Northern Health Services, within the Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration, in the session takes an in-depth look at focus group findings with community health centers across the nation about challenges to providing care in light of the pandemic.• Tuesday, August 11 | 12-1 PMBe Your Best Self: Nutrition in Times of COVID-19FACEBOOK & YOUTUBE LIVELearn healthy nutrition habits to help manage stress eating and chronic disease during the COVID-19 outbreak and beyond.• Thursday, August 13 | 12-1 PMRethink Your Drink! Oral Health DayVIDEOLearn how consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages can lead to tooth decay and other health issues in both children and adults.4-5 PMStory Time with CHASSZOOM, FACEBOOK & YOUTUBE LIVEFamilies with children 2 and up can participate in an interactive virtual story time. Join in our reading a story about community, diversity and healthy foods. Have paper and crayons ready.• Friday, August 14 | 12-1 PMUnderstanding Good Mental HealthFACEBOOK & YOUTUBE LIVEWhat influences how you think, feel, and behave in daily life? Learn ways to better handle your emotions, or simply to feel more positive and energetic to overcome challenges.• Saturday, August 15 | Choose Your TimeCHASS VIRTUAL 5K Run/WalkAll ages welcome – Run at any location, at your pace, outside or on a treadmill, alone or safely with friends ensuring proper social distancing. Post your pictures on social media using the hashtag #CHASSVirtual5K. For more information, visit https://chasscenter.org/community/events/calendar-of-events/CHASS-VIRTUAL-5K.CHASS Center is part of a nationwide network of health centers that serve more than 30 million people. In Michigan, health centers serve more than 709,000 patients at more than 330 sites throughout the state. CHASS Center accepts patients of all ages and work with the uninsured to insured, including Medicaid and Medicare.Health center celebrations are scheduled across the country. To learn more about National Health Center Week and the events happening nationwide, please visit www.healthcenterweek.org or follow the conversation using #NHCW20 on Twitter.

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