Staff Report

MIAMI — Federal Qualified Health Centers improve access to care for millions of Americans each year. Traditionally located in areas where care is needed but scarce, these health centers make it possible for residents to receive quality care – regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.

During the recognition of the National Health Center Week, Aug. 10-16, the Jessie Trice Community Health Center (JTCHC) will officially launch its “WE KNOW” brand campaign, and host a series of special community events and activities.

The campaign is designed to inform the South Florida community of the myriad of health services provided by the organization. Scheduled events include the following:

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  • “WE KNOW Health is Wealth” Social Media Launch – This contest invites participants to post a photo of themselves showing off a healthy activity or project they are doing. Interested participants are to follow @jessietricechc on Instagram. Using the hashtag #WeKnow, post a picture of you making a healthy decision or taking a selfie with your doctor/nurse – showing your commitment to being fit. Posted photos will be printed and on display during the JTCHC Back to School event, set for Aug. 16 at the Jesse Trice Main Center. The grand prize winner will receive a 39-inch Affinity HD Full Screen 1080P, LED HDTV.
  • “In the Know” Radio Talk Show – This 30-minute power-packed series will broadcast on local radio partners and affiliates throughout South Florida. The program will include a live call in “ask-the-doctor” and will feature medical board certified physicians and experts from JTCHC offering free medical tips and advice all week long.
  • “Ladies’ Day” show with Debra Toomer on WMBM – A JTCHC physician will appear on the WMBM AM 1490 “Ladies’ Day” segment with host Debra Toomer to address various health topics. The half-hour segment will be broadcast live at 9:05 a.m. today, Aug. 14.

• “WE KNOW Health Care Feature Columns” – This editorial will provide free health tips from board certified medical physicians and providers of JTCHC. It will also feature key messages from the JTCHC President/CEO and Board of Directors. The WE KNOW Health Care column will be published in well-known publications throughout South Florida.

  • “Back to School Health Fair” – This concluding event, set for Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., will provide immunizations and physicals for children ages five to 18. JTCHC will charge a nominal fee of $10 for immunization administration and $5 for a blue form. There will be a $15 fee for physical exams. Although there will be no sports and Headstart physicals, JTCHC will offer dental screening for those in Headstart and between the ages of 0-18. Insurance will not be accepted at the Back to School Health Fair. However, cash, credit/debit card transactions are allowed. Parents must bring their child’s birth certificate and immunization records to receive immunizations and physicals.

For those who cannot attend the Health Fair, JTCHC is also offering immunizations at its Flamingo Center, located at 901 E. 10th Ave., Bay #39, Hialeah; at its Miami Gardens Center, located at 4692 NW 183rd St., Miami Gardens; and at its main center, located at 5361 NW 22nd Ave., Miami. Immunizations will be provided through Aug. 22 on Mondays thru Fridays from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. daily. For more information, visit