FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOREMOST FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS ANNOUNCES
NATIONAL HEALTH CENTER WEEK AUGUST 9 – 15, 2020
Dallas, Texas, August 7, 2020 —Foremost Family Health Centers announces their annual participation in National Health Center Week with the goal of raising awareness about how Community Health Centers provide preventive and primary care services to almost 30 million people and have continued to do so while facing a global pandemic. We are a critical piece of the health care system and collaborate with hospitals, local and state governments, social, health and business organizations to improve health outcomes in our community. In addition to providing high-quality health care and narrowing health disparities, we have expanded our services through telehealth and free drive-thru COVID-19 testing.
About Foremost Family Health Centers
Foremost Family Health Centers and the parent company known as Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Clinic, operate as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. This community-based health center has been a primary care home to generations of families since 1986. Foremost Family Health Centers has two locations – the original in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center in Dallas and the other in Balch Springs. Our board-certified primary care providers deliver services for your entire family for medical, dental, podiatry, counseling, chronic disease management, medication assistance, health education, case management, specialty referrals and transportation assistance.
About Community Health Centers and a Call to Action
Community Health Centers continue to provide high-quality health care services regardless of anyone’s insurance status. Your community health network in North Texas includes Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic, Healing Hands Ministries, Health Services of North Texas, Mission East Dallas, North Texas Area Community Health Centers, and Martin Luther King Jr. Family Clinic dba Foremost Family Health Centers.
Congress is currently working on a bill to aid COVID-19 relief and response efforts throughout the country. We continue to urge Texas legislators to do all they can to ensure that Community Health Centers are a funding priority. Without Congressional Action all Texas Community Health Centers could lose as much as $180 million of their grants funding on November 30th. You can support Community Health Centers by becoming a health center advocate at https://advocacy.tachc.org/.
For more information, contact Joyce Tapley, Chief Executive Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Important COVID-19 Update: Healthy Cooking Classes and Lactation Classes have been cancelled due to COVID-19. If you are interested in Lactation Consultations, please contact Karen Bell directly to set up a telehealth appointment.