CELEBRATING NATIONAL HEALTH CENTER WEEK; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 134
(Extensions of Remarks - August 09, 2019)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                            HON. JOHN KATKO

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                         Friday, August 9, 2019

  Mr. KATKO. Madam Speaker, I rise today to join East Hill Family 
Medical in Auburn, New York in recognizing National Health Center Week 
from August 4, 2019 through August 18, 2019. This week honors the 
significant impact of Community Health Centers, like East Hill Family 
Medical, on America's healthcare system. For over 50 years, Community 
Health Centers have provided high-quality, affordable, and 
comprehensive primary and preventative healthcare services in our 
nation's underserved communities.
  As the country's largest primary care network, Community Health 
Centers currently serve 28 million Americans across the country. These 
centers are a critical element of our healthcare system, providing 
healthcare to both rural and urban populations. Often, Community Health 
Centers serve as the only accessible and dependable source of primary 
care for underserved communities.
  Every day, Community Health Centers work to develop new approaches to 
healthcare, integrating a wide-range of services beyond just primary 
care. Further, they are on the frontlines of emerging healthcare 
crises, providing access to care for our nation's veterans, addressing 
the opioid epidemic, and responding to public health threats in the 
wake of natural disasters.
  Madam Speaker, I ask that my colleagues in the House join me during 
National Health Center Week in recognizing the great contributions of 
East Hill Family Medical in Auburn, New York as well as Community 
Health Centers across the country.

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