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WHEREAS,  since 1977, Community Health Centers have provided high-quality, affordable, and comprehensive primary and preventive health care to more than 50,000 Nevadans, according to Nevada Health Centers; and

WHEREAS,  Health Centers are the largest provider of primary care for the uninsured, underinsured, and geographically isolated residents in the state; and

WHEREAS,  Health Centers are the health care home for 28 million patients in over 11,000 communities across the nation, according to National Association of Community Health Centers; and

WHEREAS,  these centers are developing new approaches to integrate a wide range of services beyond primary care, including oral health, vision, behavioral health, and pharmacy services, to meet the needs and challenges of their communities; and

WHEREAS,  the Health Center model continues to prove an effective means of overcoming barriers to health care access, including geography, income, and insurance status; and

WHEREAS,  during Health Center Week, we celebrate the legacy of Community Health Centers, their dedicated staff, board members, patients, and all those responsible for their continued growth and success;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim August 4-10, 2019, as

HEALTH CENTER WEEK IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 30th day of July 2019

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