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JCCHC celebrating National Health Center Week with Block Party

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JOHNSON CITY (August 8, 2013) – East Tennessee State University's Johnson City Community Health Center (JCCHC) is planning a special event with free health screenings and a variety of activities in celebration of National Health Center Week.

The JCCHC Community Health Block Party will be held Thursday, Aug. 15, from 3-6 p.m. The clinic, located at 2151 Century Lane, is managed by the ETSU College of Nursing and offers a wide spectrum of health services through a partnership with the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences.

Free health screenings will include blood pressure and blood sugar checks, body mass index (BMI) measurements, and screenings for vision, hearing and speech. Various information booths will offer visitors facts and tips for healthy living, and Reflections of Health School of Massage will provide free massages. Games and face-painting will be available for children. Refreshments and lights snacks will be available.

National Health Center Week is recognized nationwide Aug. 11-17 to celebrate the influence that Community Health Centers have in increasing access to affordable, high-quality primary health care and preventive health care.

JCCHC is one of the few nurse-managed Community Health Centers in the nation to receive the prestigious designation of being a Federally Qualified Health Center. It is located behind Woodridge Hospital on North State of Franklin Road.

Sponsors for the Block Party include Chik-fil-A, Earth Fare, American Cancer Society, Max Medical Specialties, UnitedHealthcare, Walgreens, Johnson City Police Department, Caris Healthcare, Food City, Johnson City Public Library, and ETSU Public Safety.

For more information, call (423) 926-2500.