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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Healthy Savannah and YMCA Lead Public-Private Partnership to Help Improve Neighborhood Infrastructure and Pedestrian Safety Issues

(SAVANNAH, GA) An initiative focusing on creating safer places to walk and bike within Savannah neighborhoods is seeking additional communities to participate in the program. The “Activity-Friendly Routes to Everyday Destinations Neighborhood Plan” is administered by the YMCA of Coastal …

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Savannah’s Corner Store Program Awarded $10K City Grant and Expands to Offer More Healthy Food Choices

(SAVANNAH, GA) Six local stores are now participating in the Corner Store Initiative to make healthy food choices the easy choice in small retail stores that are often the only source of food in some of Savannah’s low-wealth neighborhoods. The program experienced challenges during the COVID pandemic, but is now beginning to thrive and new incentives are being introduced to entice more retailers and their customers to get on board.

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.

Healthy Checkout Initiative Launches In Savannah

Red and White becomes first to join the effort

(SAVANNAH, Ga.) Savannahians who live in low-income neighborhoods often have a poor quality diet and the health problems associated with it. Now, Healthy Savannah, the City of Savannah and local grocery stores are using grant funds to tackle that problem where it starts for many families – at the grocery store checkout aisle. Participating grocery stores will join the Healthy Checkout initiative by making sure fresh produce and other healthy choices are attractively displayed near the checkout lines.

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