Healthy Savannah and YMCA of Coastal Georgia Recognize 55 Community Health Advocates at Nov 12 Ceremony

(SAVANNAH, GA) Healthy Savannah and the YMCA of Coastal Georgia are pleased to announce that 55 members of the community have been recognized for their work in promoting awareness and acceptance of the COVID and flu vaccines. The ceremony was …

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Healthy Savannah’s Ashley Rainge-Shields Joins Step Up Savannah’s Neighborhood Leadership Academy as Facilitator

25 emerging leaders begin training on September 12. An online public forum is scheduled for November 14 to discuss Environmental and Transportation Justice. (SAVANNAH, GA) Healthy Savannah is pleased to announce that Ashley Rainge-Shields, director of Fund Development and Communications, …

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Healthy Savannah Receives CDC’s 2022 REACH Lark Galloway-Gilliam Award for Advancing Health Equity Challenge

(SAVANNAH, GA) Healthy Savannah is pleased to announce it has received the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) 2022 REACH Lark Galloway-Gilliam Award for Advancing Health Equity Challenge. The award recognizes extraordinary individuals and entities whose work has contributed …

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Valentine’s Kickoff Vaccination Event Set for February 12 in Savannah

(SAVANNAH, GA) What’s the perfect Valentine’s Day gift? J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care Center, Healthy Savannah/YMCA of Coastal Georgia, and the Georgia Department of Health Coastal Health District hope you’ll share the gift of health with those you love.

Savannah’s Community Health Advocate Program Announces the First 10 Graduates

Members of the first graduating class share candid conversations about vaccine concerns and acceptance in Black and Hispanic communities.

(SAVANNAH, GA) During the summer of 2021, Healthy Savannah and the YMCA of Coastal Georgia developed a series of listening sessions to provide a safe environment for Black and Hispanic Savannahians to voice their thoughts, concerns, and questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Funded by a supplemental grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the program was intended to broaden the initiatives of the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant by increasing vaccine awareness and acceptance in communities at high risk of severe illness, hospitalization, and death due to COVID-19 or flu.

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