Join Us on Friday at our Community Health Fair
Acacia Network and La Casa de Salud (LCDS) invite you to join us at our Community Health Fair at the Ramon Velez Health Center, located at 754 East 151st Street in The Bronx, on Friday, August 6th from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

This FREE Community Health Fair will bring together local residents, community partners, CBOs, and providers for a full day of health education and community engagement. In addition to providing critical resources and services to the local community, such as onsite COVID-19 vaccinations and other immunizations, annual physicals, dental screenings, and more, our Health Fair will serve as the official kick-off of National Health Center Week.

Stop by to receive same-day access to primary care, learn more about our integrated services, connect with career opportunities, and more!
Improving Health Outcomes in our Communities
As we celebrate Civic Health Month and National Health Center Week (NHCW) in August, we are proud to bring visibility to the critical work that takes place in our Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).

National Health Center Week (NHCW) is an annual week-long celebration that highlights the contributions of health centers across the United States, such as the ones operated by Acacia Network and La Casa de Salud.

FQHCs are community-based health centers that provide access to comprehensive primary care and behavioral health services, serving more than 30 million people annually across the U.S. while reducing rates of chronic disease, stimulating local economies, and lowering health care costs to the tune of 24 billion dollars per year. FQHCs are uniquely positioned to serve their communities: not only are they part of the fabric of their neighborhoods, but their own staff and medical providers often belong to the very communities they serve. This is of utmost importance, as studies have shown that patients feel higher levels of trust when providers share their racial/ethnic background.

This year, NHCW will be celebrated from August 8 - August 14 under the overarching theme titled “The Chemistry for Strong Communities”. Every day of the week will be dedicated to a different focus area. Show your support during National Health Center Week by supporting a health center in your community: Stop by our Community Health Fair this Friday to learn more!
Follow Us on our Journey to Immunity
Acacia Network proudly presents Episode 1 of our Journey to Immunity vaccine education campaign, produced in partnership with Loisaida Inc. In this episode, our vaccine champion convinces a “tía” to learn more about the vaccine… all while meeting up with a group of young New Yorkers to shoot hoops in a local park!

The “Journey to Immunity” vaccine outreach campaign features a series of multi-lingual public service announcements (PSAs) that seeks to spread awareness about COVID-19 and promote vaccine uptake in hard-to-reach communities, while dispelling myths and misconceptions among those experiencing high rates of hesitancy, such as the Latinx/Hispanic community.

This episode of Acacia Network’s COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach Campaign is made possible with the support of the Hispanic Federation and the UnidosUS Esperanza Hope for All program, with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Stay tuned... new episode coming soon!
Become an Acacia Ally
Become an Acacia Ally during National Health Center Week! Pledge your gift today to directly contribute to our life-saving programs, or help us by spreading the word about the important work of our Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)!

How can you become an ally?

  • Like and share our posts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with the hashtags #AcaciaNetwork #NHCW21 #ValueCHCs
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  • Tell your friends or colleagues about our work. Invite them to become an ally by visiting our page to learn more about Acacia Network!

Your support will enable us to continue providing critical services to those who need them most. For more information about Acacia Network and how you can support our work, contact us today!
About Acacia Network
Acacia Network is one of the largest Latino-led nonprofits in the nation, serving more than 150,000 individuals annually through integrated, trauma-informed services in the areas of health, housing, social services, economic development, and cultural revitalization. Our Network comprises more than 100 affiliates across four boroughs in New York City, Buffalo, Albany, and Syracuse in New York State, as well as Maryland, Tennessee, Arkansas, Georgia, Connecticut, and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit: