Friday, August 18th - Holyoke Health Center celebrated National Health Center Week by hosting a community health fair in our 1st floor conference room at our 230 Maple St. location. HHC invited local agencies to join our health fair and distribute information to community members about services and programs available in the area. Participating agencies included Let's Move Holyoke 5-2-1-0, Greater Holyoke YMCA, Holyoke Safe Neighborhood Initiative, MassHealth, Action Ambulance, Planned Parenthood, Food Bank of Western MA, and many more. In addition to local agencies, Holyoke Health also offered information about our own services, and provided free vision and dental screenings to all who attended.
During the health fair, Mayor of Holyoke, Alex Morse, and State Representative, Aaron Vega, stopped by to address the importance of the health center in our community. Mayor Morse and State Rep. Vega acknowledged the commitment HHC has to the community of Holyoke by issuing proclamations declaring Health Center Week in Holyoke, from both the City of Holyoke and the State House of Representatives. HHC recognizes our local mayor and state representative as proud supporters of the health center's mission to serve members of our community.
Immediately following the issuance of the proclamations, CEO Jay Breines addressed the newly reconstructed Breastfeeding Resource Center, and celebrated the grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Mayor Morse, State Rep. Vega, and Jay Breines, along with key members of the Breastfeeding Resource Center staff, joined together to cut the symbolic grand opening ribbon.
HHC's National Health Center Week event highlighted the partnerships among local community agencies, provided information and free servies to community members, and also celebrated the grand opening of a resource center available to mothers and families in our community.
HHC looks forward to celebrating National Health Center Week 2018!
Check out our event featured on News 22 HERE
For more information about NCHW 2017, please visit www.healthcenterweek.org