National Health Center Week, 2015, 48423-48424 [2015-20074]

Download as PDF 48423 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 156 Thursday, August 13, 2015 Title 3— Proclamation 9306 of August 7, 2015 The President National Health Center Week, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation For a half century, health centers have delivered comprehensive, high quality, cost-effective primary health care to patients regardless of their ability to pay. This week, let us recognize the role of health centers and thank the tireless and dedicated center staff who work long hours to provide fundamental services to those who need them most. Serving nearly 23 million patients, health centers are a vital source of primary care in communities across America. These centers also provide patients with crucial information on the importance of regular checkups and screenings, which encourage timely care and decrease the need for emergency treatment. By providing health insurance enrollment assistance to millions of individuals, they are playing a significant role in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. This historic law has supported the operation, expansion, and construction of health centers across our Nation through the establishment of the Community Health Center Fund. Today, nearly 1,300 health centers operate approximately 9,000 service delivery sites that provide care to people in every State, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin. I encourage those in need of care to use the ‘‘Find a Health Center’’ tool at www.HRSA.gov. Today, America’s health centers have become a critical element of a health system that reflects the belief that all people deserve access to essential medical services, regardless of who they are or where they live. An idea born from the fight for justice and civil rights, health centers—as well as the committed professionals who support them—carry forward the ideals fought for at a transformational time in our Nation’s history. Helping to ensure more Americans have the security and peace of mind that comes with quality, affordable care, health centers continue to be instrumental in safeguarding the promise of equality and opportunity for all. rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS This week, as we recognize the 50-year anniversary of the first community health centers being established in America, let us remember that health care is not a privilege for the few among us who can afford it, but a right for all Americans—and let us recognize the vital role health centers across our country play in carrying us toward greater health for our people. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim the week of August 9 through August 15, 2015, as National Health Center Week. I encourage all Americans to celebrate this week by visiting their local health center, meeting health center providers, and exploring the programs they offer to help keep families healthy. VerDate Sep<11>2014 08:15 Aug 12, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\13AUD0.SGM 13AUD0 48424 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 156 / Thursday, August 13, 2015 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth. [FR Doc. 2015–20074 Filed 8–12–15; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 08:15 Aug 12, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\13AUD0.SGM 13AUD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 156 (Thursday, August 13, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 48423-48424]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-20074]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 156 / Thursday, August 13, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

[[Page 48423]]

                Proclamation 9306 of August 7, 2015

                
National Health Center Week, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                For a half century, health centers have delivered 
                comprehensive, high quality, cost-effective primary 
                health care to patients regardless of their ability to 
                pay. This week, let us recognize the role of health 
                centers and thank the tireless and dedicated center 
                staff who work long hours to provide fundamental 
                services to those who need them most.

                Serving nearly 23 million patients, health centers are 
                a vital source of primary care in communities across 
                America. These centers also provide patients with 
                crucial information on the importance of regular 
                checkups and screenings, which encourage timely care 
                and decrease the need for emergency treatment. By 
                providing health insurance enrollment assistance to 
                millions of individuals, they are playing a significant 
                role in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. 
                This historic law has supported the operation, 
                expansion, and construction of health centers across 
                our Nation through the establishment of the Community 
                Health Center Fund. Today, nearly 1,300 health centers 
                operate approximately 9,000 service delivery sites that 
                provide care to people in every State, the District of 
                Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the 
                Pacific Basin. I encourage those in need of care to use 
                the ``Find a Health Center'' tool at www.HRSA.gov.

                Today, America's health centers have become a critical 
                element of a health system that reflects the belief 
                that all people deserve access to essential medical 
                services, regardless of who they are or where they 
                live. An idea born from the fight for justice and civil 
                rights, health centers--as well as the committed 
                professionals who support them--carry forward the 
                ideals fought for at a transformational time in our 
                Nation's history. Helping to ensure more Americans have 
                the security and peace of mind that comes with quality, 
                affordable care, health centers continue to be 
                instrumental in safeguarding the promise of equality 
                and opportunity for all.

                This week, as we recognize the 50-year anniversary of 
                the first community health centers being established in 
                America, let us remember that health care is not a 
                privilege for the few among us who can afford it, but a 
                right for all Americans--and let us recognize the vital 
                role health centers across our country play in carrying 
                us toward greater health for our people.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim the week of August 9 
                through August 15, 2015, as National Health Center 
                Week. I encourage all Americans to celebrate this week 
                by visiting their local health center, meeting health 
                center providers, and exploring the programs they offer 
                to help keep families healthy.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                seventh day of August, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and fortieth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2015-20074
Filed 8-12-15; 8:45 am]
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