This year has tested us all.
And while rising to face difficulties is nothing new for our health centers, this year’s challenges were unmatched.
At a time in which limits were pushed and new ways to serve were required, it was clear from the start our patients were in the right hands. There is no doubt that our past had prepared us better than most for what lay ahead.
Both this year’s awardees and our entire health center community did what they always do: show up for the most vulnerable. Our all-hands-on-deck approach and trusted presence in our neighborhoods went far in bridging gaps, doubts, and fears.
So let us gather at this moment to catch a glimpse of what it will be like to return to life as it was, together again and even more grateful.
Grateful for our shared dedication to health equity and racial justice. Grateful we were able to embrace the moment on behalf of our patients and their needs. And grateful for the hard working hands that remain outstretched and ready moving forward.