GHFA Announces 2013 Community Health Grant Application Deadline
The Georgia Healthy Family Alliance (GHFA) is seeking applications for its 2013 Community Health Grant Program which provides for five grants totaling up to $5,000 each for projects addressing health care needs in communities throughout Georgia. Current GAFP members including medical students, residents and active/ life members are eligible to apply for first cycle grant funding before February 1, 2013. First cycle grant awards will be announced in March, 2013.
This grant opportunity is intended for projects that support GHFA program priorities including community health, underserved populations, and outreach programs that promote healthy practices consistent with the principles of Family Medicine.
The Community Health Grant Program is designed to build GHFA's capacity to provide expanded, more sustainable services to GAFP members and the people of Georgia. It is the result of a strategic realignment based on the belief that one of the best ways to encourage Family Medicine is to involve medical students, residents and practicing physicians directly in the innovative care of our local communities while promoting healthy practices consistent with the principles of family medicine.
For more information about past recipients, eligibility, guidance or to request an application for the 2013 grant program contact Kara Sinkule at email@example.com or call (800) 392-3841.
The Foundation of the GAFP Awards Over $12,000 in Community Health Grants To Support Good Works of GAFP Members Statewide
The Foundation of the GAFP (FGAFP) recently awarded $12,133 to three GAFP member affiliated charitable organizations that support FGAFP program priorities including underserved populations and outreach programs that promote healthy practices consistent with the principles of Family Medicine. The 2012 Community Health Grant First Cycle Grant Recipients are:The Feed Center Free Clinic's "Breast Cancer Awareness and Screening Project" Fort Valley, GA sponsored by Crystal Brown, MD - $5,000 grant award
The goal of this project is to increase the awareness of the prevalence of breast cancer in middle Georgia and provide uninsured and underinsured women timely access to breast cancer screening and diagnostic services. Grant funds will be used to educate women about screening services offered by county health departments and Feed Center Free Clinic including Free Screening Days sponsored by the Feed Center Free Clinic.The Macon Volunteer Clinic's "Rethink Your Drink Campaign", Macon, GA sponsored by Lynn Denney, MD - $3, 482.90 grant award
This project will teach patients to recognize the amount of sugar in sodas, sports drinks and other sweetened beverages and encourage them to make healthy drink choices. Macon Volunteer Clinic volunteer physicians and medical staff will distribute water bottles and CDC brochures to patients, explain how to read nutrition labels, and recommend drinks such as water, low/non-fat milk, and limited amounts of 100% fruit juice. The Campaign is intended to empower patients to make healthier drink choices leading to healthier lifestyles and decreased BMI.The Hearts and Hands Clinic's "Hearts, Hands and Hope Campaign", Statesboro, GA sponsored by Brian DeLoach, MD - $3,650 grant award
As the only provider of free healthcare services to the underinsured in Bulloch County, the goal of the Hearts and Hands Clinic project is to increase services to the underinsured adult population including launching a Women's Health Initiative to provide a monthly women's clinic and hosting Diabetic Education Workshops. Grant funds will be used to purchase diabetic supplies, women's examination supplies and emergency pharmaceuticals that are prescribed but not covered by Medbank.
GAFP Member Dr. Brian DeLoach (R) presents a FGAFP Community Health grant check to The Hearts and Hands Clinic Executive Director Mr. Alvie Coes (L) in Statesboro, GA April, 2012.