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NETS F Favors to Distribute Gifts at Lutheran Family Health Center

December 14, 2010

WHO/WHAT:           Lutheran Family Health Centers (LFHC), NETS Basketball, and Health Plus have teamed up to brighten the holidays for LFHC patients. Accompanied by NETS rookie forward Derrick Favors, the NETS Dancers and team mascot Mini Sly, Santa will hand out gifts and take photographs with children. Patients from four select Lutheran Family Health Center sites were invited to participate in this holiday activity.

WHERE:                   LFHC Sunset Park Family Health Center, 5610 2nd Avenue, Brooklyn

WHEN:                      Wednesday, December 15,  2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

LFHC and Health Plus have partnered with the NETS in the past to donate turkeys to area patients and families. They also launched the third annual “Shoot for Better Health” campaign in local schools in September 2010. Endorsed by the American Diabetes Association, this unique initiative aims to improve fitness and dietary habits in children. As a major contributor to the program’s success, the NETS will also host a full-day basketball clinic and a reward night to honor participants at Prudential Center in spring 2011.

The Lutheran Family Health Centers (LFHC), based in Sunset Park, is a federally qualified community-based ambulatory health care system affiliated with Lutheran HealthCare. LFHC is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home. Governed by the Sunset Park Health Council, Inc., LFHC is one of the largest health center networks in the country serving as southwest Brooklyn's medical home for more than 40 years. With nine full-time community health centers, 29 school-based health centers and community programs, including three WIC programs, adult and family literacy programs, three child care centers and a family wellness center, the network is the primary medical provider for approximately 86,000 people providing nearly 600,000 patient visits per year

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