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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Police Memorial Trail Reopens in Savannah, Helping Link Daffin Park to Lake Mayer

Chatham/Savannah’s Tide to Town urban trail system is supported by the REACH grant, administered by Healthy Savannah and YMCA of Coastal Georgia.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah’s Police Memorial Trail will officially reopen on Monday, November 29. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for 11:30 a.m. at the trailhead on the corner of Kerry St. and Dixie Ave., where City and County officials will gather with the Tide to Town board and members of the community to celebrate the conclusion of the five-year renovation effort.

Healthy Savannah and YMCA Work Alongside Community Members to Improve Safety for People Walking and Biking

12 Savannah Communities Tapped for Initiative Funded by Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health Grant.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Nearly 70% of the more than 700 miles of paved streets within the Savannah city limits lack sidewalks. That lack is considered a factor in the average of 168 crashes involving pedestrians that Savannah experiences each year. Adding to those concerns is the fact that students are now preparing to return to in-person learning at school after an absence of nearly 16 months, which means students soon will be walking or biking to class alongside drivers who are now unaccustomed to their presence.

Operation Seafarer Vaccination Launches in Savannah, Georgia

(SAVANNAH, GA) International seafarers will be vaccinated in Savannah starting Monday, May 24 at 8:45 a.m. as part of Operation Seafarer Vaccination. The new project was developed by the Rotary Club of Savannah (RCoS) in partnership with the Chatham County Health Department/Coastal Health District, Community Organized Relief Efforts (CORE), Curogram, Georgia Ports Authority, Colonial Group, Inc., Viksniks Consultants and Maritime Bethel Savannah.

Healthy Savannah And YMCA Of Coastal Georgia Receive $544,000 For COVID-19 Vaccine Initiatives

(SAVANNAH, GA) Healthy Savannah and YMCA of Coastal Georgia have been awarded $544,000 in supplemental grant funding by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The funds will be used to broaden the initiatives of the current Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant to focus on COVID-19 vaccine education, awareness, and acceptance.

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