FREE LOCAL EVENTS CELEBRATE NATIONAL HEALTH CENTER WEEK PROMOTING COMMUNITY HEALTH AND WELLBEING
2022 National Health Center Week is being celebrated in Norwalk from August 9 to August 13. Norwalk Community Health Center, Inc. (NCHC), has scheduled a variety of free community events, and invites patients and the public to celebrate with us. All events are free and open to the public, no reservations needed. Except for Tuesday’s Diaper Drive, all health center week events take place at our flagship location at 120 Connecticut Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854. For updated information on Norwalk Community Health Center activities and programs, see the events calendar at www.norwalkchc.org/events and the Norwalk Community Health Center Facebook page.
Diaper Donation Drive
Tuesday, August 9 – 8 am – 5 pm.
The health center is celebrating its new community partnership with the Diaper Bank of Connecticut, with a Diaper Donation Drive to benefit Diaper Bank. The public is asked to drop off unopened packages of children’s diapers (any size) at our Norwalk Community Health Center satellite site at 55 Chestnut St., Smilow Life Center, South Norwalk.
Food for Thought
Wednesday, August 10 – 11 am – 3 pm.
In addition to our regular Wednesday Farmer’s Market featuring Gazy Brothers Farm, there will be samples of tasty snacks, produce and fruit, recipes, and partners including Shop Rite’s registered dietician with tips for healthy eating on a budget. NCHC 120 Connecticut Ave., Norwalk
Elements of Wellness: Women’s Reproductive Health.
Thursday, August 11 – 5:30 pm – 7:00.
Confused about what recent state, federal, and Supreme Court initiatives might mean for you? Norwalk Community Health Center’s Chief Medical Officer and OB/GYN Djana Harp, MD, MBA will moderate a roundtable and Q&A. Among those joining her to date are Jonathan Barnhard, MD, director of obstetrics and maternal fetal medicine at Norwalk Hospital He also oversees care for women with high-risk pregnancies in collaboration with the mother’s obstetrician or midwife, and; Nora Niedzielski-Eichner, JD, an Associate with Clarick Gueron Reisbaum in Norwalk, member of the Norwalk Common Council, and an advocate for women, children and families.
Healthy FAMILY FUN
Saturday, August 13 – 11 am – 3 pm.
Fair activities for all ages. Zumba with Tristan, bounce house, painting, arts and crafts, games, touch a truck, community partners and vendors and more.
Health centers provide comprehensive care to 30 million patients at 11,000 service delivery sites in every state and territory in the United States. Health centers save the health care system more than $24 billion annually in reduced emergency, hospital, and specialty care costs. The U.S. Human Services and Resources Administration (HRSA) ranks Norwalk Community Health Center among the top of all health care centers in the nation for quality of care.
Norwalk Community Health Center provides services to more than 12,000 patients. An independent nonprofit healthcare provider, it started out in 1999 and remains a safety net for 15% of greater Norwalk men, women, and children who are uninsured, underinsured or otherwise unable to find health care within reach. Over the last 22 years it has evolved into a continuum of care organization and provider of choice for pediatric, women’s, adult, behavioral, and adult and pediatric dental health and wellness services. Visit the NCHC website at www.norwalkchc.org for information and a calendar of each day’s programs.