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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Farm Truck 912 Serves Record Numbers of Savannah Families as SNAP Benefits Increase

160,000 Coastal Georgians may qualify but only 37,000 are using SNAP benefits.

(SAVANNAH, GA) When the Coronavirus pandemic hit in 2020, many Savannahians who were already living below the poverty line began facing even harsher circumstances fueled by lockdowns and job losses. Their day-to-day struggles included greater food insecurity, increased risk of diet-related chronic diseases and uncertainty about being able to feed their children to foster their physical and cognitive development.

Free Faith and Nutrition Training for Savannah Church Groups

(SAVANNAH, GA) A free “Faith and Nutrition” training program is now available online to Savannah area faith-based organizations to help foster increased physical activity and healthy food consumption among African American adults. Also known as FAN, this training is being offered through a research study at the University of South Carolina Prevention Research Center and is supported by grant funding awarded by the CDC’s Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program to the YMCA of Coastal Georgia and Healthy Savannah.

Government and Community Partners Launch “Know the Facts + Get your Vax” Campaign

Anyone living in Chatham County can call 311 for free COVID-19 Vax assistance beginning Wednesday, April 14. www.covidvaxdial311.com

SAVANNAH, GA, April 13, 2021- A new program is launching in Savannah and Chatham County to help those who have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccine become more confident regarding the safety of the vaccine, know how to obtain a vaccine and connect to transportation options.

Using Community Feedback to Make Savannah Healthier for All

(SAVANNAH, GA) Healthy Savannah and the YMCA of Coastal Georgia have changed health equity benchmarks for the better in just 2 1/2 years — and have plans for more progress in the next 2 1/2 years. In September 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded a five-year Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant to the YMCA of Coastal Georgia in partnership with Healthy Savannah. The agencies launched a public-private partnership to make Savannah a healthier place, specifically by striving to reduce health disparities among African-American and Hispanic/Latino Americans in low-wealth communities across Savannah and Chatham County through long-term solutions vs. short-term fixes.

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