Our 5th annual Run Baby Run 5K race was the most successful Run Baby Run in its five-year history! We raised over $100,000 for our prenatal program to help support expecting moms and their babies.
Health care education was at the forefront this year. CCI participated in multiple national health awareness initiatives including Nutrition Month, Mental Health Awareness Month, and Sexual Health Awareness Week. We also partnered with other organizations to ensure that our community had the tools to keep themselves safe and healthy this year.
At CCI, we celebrate and embrace diversity in all facets. This year, we spotlighted our diverse staff and patient population in our campaigns for Black History in the Making, Mi Gente, Mi Voz (My People, My Voice), Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month and Choose Love (celebrating love in all forms).
The National Human Rights Campaign recognized CCI as a place to receive equitable, knowledgeable, sensitive, non-discriminatory, and welcoming health care for the LGBTQ community. We also participated in Silver Spring’s “Pride in the Plaza” event this summer, providing information about our services and programs.
Continuing our commitment to ending HIV by 2030, CCI was recognized by Montgomery County HIV/STI Services as a 2022 Solidarity for Health Equity Award winner. CCI health centers in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties have conducted over 6,000 HIV tests and coordinated several health events to help our community stay happy and healthy.
We threw a baby shower for our WIC participants in Wheaton. Not only was this fun, but it was educational, providing families with the tools needed to have healthy deliveries and healthy babies.
This year we made some noise, as we were recognized by Montgomery County government officials with a proclamation for our 50 years of service to the community.
We participated in multiple back-to-school events toward the end of the summer. Partnering with the Franklin Park apartment complex in Greenbelt, we were able to share information about our services, community opportunities, and more.
We hosted our second annual community Block Party. At this event, we raffled off prizes, gave COVID and flu vaccines, and exposed the community to more local organizations, such as NIH Credit Union and Hungry Harvest.
Last but not least, we celebrated 50 years as an organization, and threw a big birthday party to celebrate. There were games, prizes, and music. The event was fun for the entire family!
As we look back upon this year, we are reminded of how our mission and vision impact the community as a whole. We are looking forward to charting new paths, breaking new ground, and cultivating new experiences in 2023.
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