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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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.

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.

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