NEW Health Charlestown will host a community event to recognize National Health Center Week Tuesday, August 9, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. This annual celebration spearheaded by the National Association of Community Health Centers serves to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers over the past five decades.
In honor of this, NEW Health will host a tour for local civic leaders at its Charlestown site, including City Councilwoman Gabriela “Gigi” Coletta, Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, Rep. Daniel J. Ryan, and local City of Boston neighborhood liaisons. The tour will include the Rooftop Garden and Community Fridge, which are key components of NEW Health’s robust Food Insecurity Program.
The entire North End and Charlestown communities are invited to join and learn more about the health center, as well as enjoy complimentary pizza and ice cream, face painting and entertainment for children and giftcard raffles. A back-to-school COVID-19 vaccine clinic will also be offered for ages six months old and above. Vaccines, third shots, boosters and second boosters will be offered to those who are eligible. Walk-ins are welcome but non-patients must register with the Health Center.
NEW Health has also launched a fundraising campaign for National Health Center Week so that area residents can help support the health center and it can continue serving the North End, Charlestown, and surrounding communities. Donations can be made online here.