National Health Center Week Aug. 11-17

America's health centers, like the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Nursing’s Larry Combest Community Health & Wellness Center, provide affordable, high-quality, cost-effective health care to more than 20 million underserved people at more than 8,500 service delivery sites in the U.S., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Pacific Basin, according to the Health Resources and Services Administration.

The Combest Center will celebrate National Health Center Week Aug. 11-17. The Lubbock City Council and Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson will issue a proclamation recognizing the Combest Center and formally acknowledging National Health Center Week at 5:15 p.m. Aug. 14 at the City Hall Chamber, 1625 13th St.

The Combest Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center serving Lubbock and the surrounding areas. The Nurse Managed Center specializes in primary care and management of chronic diseases like diabetes, asthma, hypertension and obesity for all ages.

For more information about the Combest Center, call Michelle Hunter at 743-9566 or email michelle.hunter@ttuhsc.edu.

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