Family HealthCare Network Accepts Applicants for 2016 Community Service Award

Visalia, CA – Family HealthCare Network is pleased to announce it is now seeking nominees for the 2016 Anita de la Vega Community Service Award. For its sixth year, Family HealthCare Network’s award will honor one local advocate’s achievements, and the impact of their service in their community.
The Anita de la Vega Community Service Award was established by Family HealthCare Network’s Board of Directors in 2010 in memory of Anita de la Vega, a founding clinician of Family HealthCare Network. Anita served as a provider and advocate of the patients served by Family HealthCare Network for 30 years. She felt it was a privilege to practice medicine in underserved communities, but that it also was a responsibility to advocate for those communities.
Family HealthCare Network established the Community Service Award to honor local residents, who like Anita de la Vega, have dedicated their lives to serving the underserved communities in Tulare County to ensure they have access to the resources and services they need. Past award recipients include Carolyn Rose, Graciela Martinez, Isabel Olmos, and Elva Beltran.
The deadline to submit applications is 5:00 pm on Friday, September 30, 2016. To obtain an application form, visit Family HealthCare Network’s website at For more information about Family HealthCare Network’s Community Service Award, please contact Marya Vela at (559) 737-4710.
About Family HealthCare Network:
Family HealthCare Network is a private nonprofit organization that operates 21 sites, 17 of which are federally qualified health centers located throughout Tulare and Kings Counties. Our mission is to provide quality health care to everyone in the communities we serve. With more than 160 medical and dental providers in our network, we provide access to a wide range of coordinated health services. FHCN also offers pharmacy services, free transportation, and extended evening and weekend hours. FHCN is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home and is dually recognized by The Joint Commission with its Gold Seal of Approval® for Patient Quality and Safety and as a Patient Centered Primary Medical Home.

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