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Download as PDF Vol. 81 Wednesday, No. 154 August 10, 2016 Part II The President mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with D0 Proclamation 9473—National Health Center Week, 2016 Memorandum of August 5, 2016—Transfer of Unified Command Plan Responsibilities VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Aug 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\10AUD0.SGM 10AUD0 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with D0 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Aug 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\10AUD0.SGM 10AUD0 52965 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 154 Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Title 3— Proclamation 9473 of August 5, 2016 The President National Health Center Week, 2016 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Across America, community health centers offer affordable, high-quality health care to people regardless of their financial status. For more than 50 years, underserved communities and vulnerable populations have relied on the primary and preventive care options these centers provide. During National Health Center Week, we reflect on the important role that health centers have played in delivering the comprehensive care all people deserve. With a strong focus on community-based and patient-centered care, health centers offer more than just treatment for illnesses and injuries; through an emphasis on education and prevention, they promote wellness and help people lead healthier lives. Anyone seeking care can locate their nearest community health center by using the ‘‘Find a Health Center’’ tool at www.HRSA.gov. Health centers have also played an important part in implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In addition to giving 20 million more Americans the peace of mind of having quality, affordable health insurance, the ACA has enabled health centers to add more than 950 new service delivery sites across our country. Today, nearly 1,400 health centers operate approximately 9,800 service delivery sites and provide care for nearly 23 million patients. Health centers are an important part of our Nation’s health care system, and my Administration remains committed to supporting these facilities and the care they deliver. This year, we invested $94 million to help health centers treat people suffering from substance use disorders—including prescription opioid abuse and heroin use. We have also made new investments to build and renovate health center facilities across our country to help serve more patients and increase availability of oral health services. And because America’s health centers are uniquely positioned to address certain public health challenges, we have increased funding to expand critical services in communities that need them most. We have made key investments to help health centers respond to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and combat the growing threat from the Zika virus in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with D0 This week, let us thank the dedicated professionals in our community health centers who provide quality care at affordable prices. Let us build on their efforts to improve the well-being of our people and together continue working to bring about a stronger, healthier Nation for all. 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 7 through August 13, 2016, 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 17:50 Aug 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\10AUD0.SGM 10AUD0 52966 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 154 / Wednesday, August 10, 2016 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first. [FR Doc. 2016–19199 Filed 8–9–16; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Aug 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\10AUD0.SGM 10AUD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with D0 Billing code 3295–F6–P

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 154 (Wednesday, August 10, 2016)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-19199]



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Vol. 81

Wednesday,

No. 154

August 10, 2016

Part II





The President





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Proclamation 9473--National Health Center Week, 2016



Memorandum of August 5, 2016--Transfer of Unified Command Plan 
Responsibilities


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 81 , No. 154 / Wednesday, August 10, 2016 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9473 of August 5, 2016

                
National Health Center Week, 2016

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Across America, community health centers offer 
                affordable, high-quality health care to people 
                regardless of their financial status. For more than 50 
                years, underserved communities and vulnerable 
                populations have relied on the primary and preventive 
                care options these centers provide. During National 
                Health Center Week, we reflect on the important role 
                that health centers have played in delivering the 
                comprehensive care all people deserve.

                With a strong focus on community-based and patient-
                centered care, health centers offer more than just 
                treatment for illnesses and injuries; through an 
                emphasis on education and prevention, they promote 
                wellness and help people lead healthier lives. Anyone 
                seeking care can locate their nearest community health 
                center by using the ``Find a Health Center'' tool at 
                www.HRSA.gov. Health centers have also played an 
                important part in implementing the Affordable Care Act 
                (ACA). In addition to giving 20 million more Americans 
                the peace of mind of having quality, affordable health 
                insurance, the ACA has enabled health centers to add 
                more than 950 new service delivery sites across our 
                country. Today, nearly 1,400 health centers operate 
                approximately 9,800 service delivery sites and provide 
                care for nearly 23 million patients.

                Health centers are an important part of our Nation's 
                health care system, and my Administration remains 
                committed to supporting these facilities and the care 
                they deliver. This year, we invested $94 million to 
                help health centers treat people suffering from 
                substance use disorders--including prescription opioid 
                abuse and heroin use. We have also made new investments 
                to build and renovate health center facilities across 
                our country to help serve more patients and increase 
                availability of oral health services. And because 
                America's health centers are uniquely positioned to 
                address certain public health challenges, we have 
                increased funding to expand critical services in 
                communities that need them most. We have made key 
                investments to help health centers respond to the water 
                crisis in Flint, Michigan, and combat the growing 
                threat from the Zika virus in Puerto Rico, the U.S. 
                Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.

                This week, let us thank the dedicated professionals in 
                our community health centers who provide quality care 
                at affordable prices. Let us build on their efforts to 
                improve the well-being of our people and together 
                continue working to bring about a stronger, healthier 
                Nation for all.

                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 7 
                through August 13, 2016, 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 
                fifth day of August, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and forty-first.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2016-19199
Filed 8-9-16; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F6-P