Volume 2, Edition 1                  Owners of Grady Health Systems                                        July, 2017
The Fulton-Dekalb Hospital Authority promotes the general health of the community through education, advocacy and collaborative partnerships and is the owner of Grady Health System
FDHA - In The Community

The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority will sponsor the Wellness Tent at the 7th Annual Atlanta Ice Cream Festival on July 22nd 11am - 6pm at Piedmont Park. Participants who receive health screenings for either Cholesterol, Glucose and/or Blood Pressure will be entered into a drawing to win an HP Laptop and receive tickets for free ice cream. 

Along with our community partner CHOICES we will support the  Let's Move DeKalb Back to School  event on Saturday, July 29th from 10am - 2pm at the Exchange Park Intergenerational Center on Columbia Drive. 

The FDHA has donated defribrillators for use at local recreation centers in the metro area. On the morning of July 31st our CEO, Lisa Flagg will participate in a formal presentation at Pittman Park at 950 Garibaldi Street SE Atlanta.
FDHA - Our Board of Directors

The FDHA Board of Directors honored Mr. Lemuel Hewes  on his retirement from the FDHA Board.        Mr. Hewes served on the Executive Committee and was one of the founders of the Grady Foundation. This retired King and Spalding partner continued to shape healthcare in our community as a member of the FDHA's executive committee. His passion for a healthy Atlanta will be felt for many years to come. ( Photo - Chairman Tommy Dortch and Mr. Lemuel Hewes)

Mr. Robert "Trey" Ragsdale from Kaiser Permanente has joined the FDHA Board. Mr. Ragsdale manages External Relations for Kaiser Permanente in Georgia. He is responsible for securing government and community support for Kaiser Permanente's healthcare initiatives throughout the state. The FDHA welcomes his commitment and support of a healthier community.

Dr. Sultan J. Simms
Appointed to the FDHA Board in 2016 will join the Executive Committee of the FDHA effective July 2017.  Recently Dr. Simms joined Wellcare as the  The Georgia/South Carolina Market Medical Director-Behavioral Health.  Additionally Dr. Simms was chosen to be an American Psychiatric Association Distinguished Fellow in 2016, he participated in the Convocation of Distinguished fellows at the May 2017 American Psychiatric Association meeting in San Diego. (Photo - Dr. Sultan J. Simms at the Convocation of Distinguished Fellows - May 2017)  

FDHA - Upcoming Events

The 6th Annual Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority Health Summit will take place on Tuesday, October 17th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Our summit opens with all 9 of Atlanta's Mayoral Candidates in a symposium hosted by Alexis Scott and Bill Nigut

FDHA - Outreach

Our Chairman Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., will host the 2017 Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) Fellows for breakfast during their day with Atlanta Leaders on July 18th. The YALI Fellows are participants in the Mandela Washington Fellowship Program and come from across the continent of Africa. These young leaders competed with over 5000 applicants to secure a position in this annual program started under the Obama Administration. (Photo 2017 YALI Fellows at Clark Atlanta University)

Our team will host the quarterly FDHA Interfaith Luncheon for community faith leaders on August 22nd. This opportunity allows members of the faith community to learn about tools available in support of preventive health care for their constituents. 

We will celebrate our Host Committee for the FDHA  6th Annual Health Summ it on September 19th at the Gathering Spot in Atlanta. 

In the near future our outreach team will launch several programs targeting our community's youth. The Youth Ambassador program planning meeting will take place on August 29th. Additional programs will include a College Health Task Force and a Youth Health Symposium.

For more information on our outreach team and the above events contact us via email.
FDHA - Education
The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority's (FDHA) 3rd Annual Grantee Training will be taking place on  September 1, 2017. The training will be conducted by  Irene Borum, Chief Financial Officer for the FDHA in collaboration with  Sherard Polite, Health Educator for the FDHA and will  address non-profit finances and provide financial technical assistance. The FDHA's Financial training session is designed for individuals responsible for the financial administration of grants and endowments. The FDHA makes a valiant effort to identify the areas of need for all our grantees. This is completed through the use of a comprehensive survey distributed months prior to the training session. Past sessions for trainings have been: Capacity Building and Equality vs Equity.
The upcoming session (September 1) is based on Federal laws, rules and regulations; and accepted accounting and financial principles and practices. The objectives of the training are set out to develop efficient financial and grant management, review challenges for financial management growth and explore ways to enhance current practices. All attendees will be learning through presentations and participating in financial exercises.
For questions and/or comments please email Ashley Yeates at  ayates@thefdha.org.

FDHA - Partner Spotlight
Prevention Partner Spotlight: Atlanta Victim Assistance (AVA)  AVA has served over 100,000 survivors and families in the Atlanta area for over 27 years. Their mission is to "advocate for the fundamental rights of victims and witnesses of crimes with compassion, dignity, and respect" in the metropolitan Atlanta community. Through The FDHA, the AVA is able to offer therapy in house for the Tea and Talk Homicide Support Project. The program purpose is to assist with the healing process, transition victims into functional members of society, and empower individuals. Violence in the community has a large impact on family and community. AVA provides comprehensive services by facilitating classes and counseling services to survivors of violent crimes, specifically of: human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault, homicide, identity theft and child abuse. Speakers so far have included: Erika Shields (Atlanta Police Department), Paul Howard, Esq. (Fulton County), Nicole Jenkins (Georgia Crime Victims Compensation Program), and Darryl Perry, III (Aflac). The meetings are completely free. For more information on The Atlanta Victim Assistance please visit their website at atlantava.org or contact Brenda Muhammad or Jamika Troy at 404-588-4740.  
FDHA - Our Staff
The FDHA congratulates Ms. Jasmine Curry on receiving a certification in Social Media Marketing from Emory University.
The FDHA congratulates Dr. Keri Norris - for her participation and graduation from 2017 Leadership Dekalb. Leadership DeKalb convenes and connect leaders, informs them on matters vital to the county and enhances their leadership skills.
The FDHA welcomes a new team member Ms. Kiplyn Primus. She joined our staff in June as the Marketing and Communications Specialist. Her background in media and marketing and passion for a healthy community make her uniquely qualified for this position. 

FDHA - Our Interns and Fellows
The Michael R. Hollis Internship program and Frank H. Monteith Fellowship program were created in honor of former Board of Trustee members, the late Michael R. Hollis and the late Frank H. Monteith. Each semester, The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority selects up to five students to participate in these programs. Some of the fields that are potentially available for student internships/ fellowships include, but are not limited to public health, public policy, policy administration, marketing, public relations, finance, and sociology. Since 2013, we have had over 38 interns/ fellows from the following universities: Georgia State, Emory, Kennesaw State, Clark Atlanta, Spelman, Clayton State, Argosy, FAMU, Morehouse School of Medicine, Mercer, UGA, Michigan State, and University of West Georgia. After completion, intern/fellows have gone to work for organizations such as The National Institute of Health and Empowerment Resource Center, Inc.

We are currently accepting applications for the fall 2017 semester. Please visit  http://thefdha.org/opportunities/internships.html for the application and guidelines for both programs.
FDHA Network of CARE
The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority (FDHA) is proud to offer the Network of Care as a resource for individuals, families and agencies concerned with Public Health for FREE. The Network of Care is a ground breaking tool that surveys all Fulton County and DeKalb County population health statistics in order to present a comprehensive and continuously maintained dashboard of all local health indicators (cancer, diabetes, stroke, HIV/ AIDS etc.). The FDHA's Network of Care is a strategic data source that allows community organizations such as clinics and non -profit organizations to understand their local communities and provide targeted care. In addition, it has a full library that allows users to access and track bills from state and federal legislation sessions. The Legislate section of Network of Care enables its users to advocate public health issue by sending emails directly to their local representatives. All the available data is collected from the American Census Survey, Grady Health System, DeKalb County Community Assessment Areas, DeKalb County Community Service Board OASIS, National Association of City, County Health Officials (NACCHO) and Healthy People 2020. Also, the Network of Care is available in over 100 languages to make it as easy as possible for anyone to find the information they need to make the most informed decisions regarding care in their lives.
Click here to access the FDHA's Network of Care. For more information or to schedule training on the Network of Care contact Keri Norris or Sherard Polite at (404) 334-3680.

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