National Health Center Week 2015 Toolkit

This toolkit provides AAPCHO member health organizations and other Community Health Centers (CHCs) with tools and resources to encourage their participation in National Health Center Week (NHCW) 2015. The aim is to raise awareness about the value and impact of CHCs serving Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders (AA&NHOPI) and other communities.

Download a copy of the toolkit above and see an electronic version below.

 

National Health Center Week 2015 Toolkit

Policy Outreach Tools

As a best practice, we recommend that you send a thank you letter to the Member of Congress (MoC) you visited with AAPCHO in Washington, D.C. or have met with in your local districts in the past. You can take this opportunity to invite your MoC to your health center’s NHCW event. Note: Please copy Heather Skrabak when sending your thank you messages, as well as forward any follow-up responses you may receive to her at hskrabak@aapcho.org.

MoC Letter Template
http://bit.ly/1MGF3B5

MoC Key Dates

  • August 5: Reminder/confirmation email for NHCW event (if attending)
  • August 3-September 4: House In-District Break
  • August 10-September 4: Senate In-District Break

For more policy outreach tools, go to: http://www.healthcenterweek.com/public-civic-support.cfm.

Social Media Tools

Connect with AAPCHO on:

Post on social media!
23 million strong! #NHCW15

Community Health Centers serve 23 million people annually. Support your local #CHC today! #NHCW15 #CHCchampions #healthequity

Sample Facebook Posts

  • In honor of #NHCW15, we are celebrating Community Health Centers for their commitment to providing accessible and quality care to everyone regardless of language, culture, immigration status, and ability to pay. CHCs are a vital part of our healthcare system, especially in the push for health care as a right for all!
  • #AAPI community is a diverse and growing group in the US. CHCs offer care in over 25 AA & NHOPI languages, serving over 895,000 AA & NHOPI individuals. CHCs like [add CHCs here] have addressed language, cultural, financial, and geographic barriers to healthcare for the AA & NHOPI community. A big thank you to our CHCs for keeping our AA & NHOPI community healthy!
  • You can check out more information and resources at: [Insert link to one of the resources on the following page or to one of your organization’s resources.]

Sample Tweets

  • Let’s celebrate our #CHCs for providing comprehensive primary care in over 25 #AAPI languages #AAPIhealth #NHCW15
  • A big thank you to #CHCs! W/ over 56 ethnic groups & 100 languages #AAPI need cultural & linguistically appropriate care #NHCW15
  • #AAPI diversity is our strength. Proud of #CHCs for their diverse & accessible care for all! #NHCW15
  • Overcoming language & cultural barriers, #CHCs bridge the way to accessible & equitable care for #AAPI & all communities #NHCW15
  • S/O to [CHCs twitter name(s) here] for their commitment to providing accessible, equitable healthcare for all! #NHCW15 #AAPIhealth It’s more than just healthcare.
  • It’s also about bringing together communities for better. #CHCs #NHCW15
  • Fill in the blank! #CHCs bring communities “together for better _____” #NHCW15 #AAPI

Multimedia Resources

Fact Sheets

An Analysis of AAPCHO Community Health Centers (UDS Data Sheet)
http://bit.ly/1Ijhif3

Health Centers’ Role in Reducing Health Disparities Among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders (see fact sheet)
http://bit.ly/1Jw1eXw

Videos

AAPCHO: Patients
http://bit.ly/1UhAb9V

AAPCHO: Stakeholders
http://bit.ly/1IG6JGC

AA&NHOPIs and Community Health Centers
http://bit.ly/1Hv3AFJ

Graphics & Images

Community Health Centers: Meeting the Needs of a Diverse and Growing AA&NHOPI Population
http://bit.ly/1HPAhOf

Health Centers’ Role in Reducing Health Disparities Among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders (see infographic)
http://bit.ly/1Jw1eXw

AAPCHO #NHCW15 Graphic
http://bit.ly/1E6KCng

Other Resources

NACHC National Health Center Week “Tools for Hosts”
http://www.healthcenterweek.org/tools-for-hosts.cfm