Accordia Health will host several events highlighting its role in healthy communities and thanking patients for trusting Accordia Health providers with their healthcare needs.
MOBILE, Ala., Aug. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- National Health Center Week is an annual celebration to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America's health centers. This year's theme is Community Health Centers – The Chemistry for Strong Communities. Accordia Health will host several events highlighting its role in healthy communities and thanking patients for trusting Accordia Health providers with their healthcare needs.
Activities for the week include free blood pressure checks, a social media campaign on how to access care, handing out goodie bags to all patients with informative literature, and releasing a video of physicians Edgar Finn, MD, child psychiatrist, and Brian Gavan, MD, pediatrician, reading a book Ruby Finds A Worry by Tom Percival. The book educates and encourages families on the importance of maintaining good mental health and that everyone has worries. Sharing your concerns helps you manage your anxieties. The video will be released on Accordia's Facebook page on Friday, Aug. 12. Provider Kathy Hintz, MHS, PA-C, will read the book live to children at the Bayou La Batre clinic on Friday, Aug. 12, at 1 pm.
Understanding patients' social determinants allow Accordia Health to transform care with integrated services to meet their needs and provide the best care possible. The social determinants of health (SDH) are the conditions in which people live, work, play, and age. They can encompass socioeconomic and environmental conditions, institutional power, and social networks.
"Accordia Health recognizes with great clarity that social determinants of health such as economic stability, education, and access to care are central to our healthcare system's wellness puzzle," Tuerk Schlesinger, Accordia Health CEO, said. "We use this information to identify the most vulnerable populations and give our providers meaningful insights into the health of our patients."
Accordia clinicians provided nearly 10,000 services in 2021 to people of all ages in Mobile and Coosa counties. Accordia Health focuses on primary care and specializes in mental health care. For more information on Accordia Health's five locations and services, you can visit Accordia-Health.org.
April Douglas, Accordia Health, 251-544-4639, [email protected]
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