Archive for December, 2017

GHFA 2018 First Cycle Community Health Grant Applications Due February 1st!

Healthy Families = Healthy Communities

GHFA 2018 First Cycle Community Health Grant Applications Due February 1st!

The Georgia Healthy Family Alliance (GHFA) is currently accepting applications for the first cycle of the 2018 Community Health Grant Awards. Grant awards of up to $5,000 are made to GAFP member affiliated charitable organizations that support GHFA program priorities including underserved populations and outreach programs that promote healthy practices consistent with the principles of Family Medicine. Current GAFP members including medical students, residents and active/ life members are eligible to apply. The application deadline for first cycle 2018 awards is February 1st. First cycle grant awards will be announced in March 2018. The second cycle application deadline is May 14, 2018.

Visit  to download the 2018 application or view a list of previously funded grant projects.

Over the last five years, the Community Health Grant Program has awarded more than $160,000 in grants to GAFP members and their communities.

Grants awarded in 2017 included:                                                                                                            

Loretta Hicks, MD,Woodson Park Academy Weekend Meal Bags, Atlanta $5000

Mercer School of Medicine, Team Triumph Race for Disabled Georgians, Columbus $5000

Kevin Johnson, MD, Truth’s Clinic 100 Mammograms for Women, Lawrenceville $5000

Karla Booker, MD, Urban Health Clinic’s COPD and Asthma Project, Atlanta $3500   

Leonard Reeves, MD, Rome Clinic’s Log it, Learn it- Let’s Stay Healthy, Rome $4970    

Martha Crenshaw, MD, Physicians Care Clinic’s Chronic Disease Mgmt., Dekalb City $5000            

Brian DeLoach, MD, Hearts & Hands Referrals, Specialized & Basic Labs, Statesboro $5000

Folashade Omole, MD, Morehouse HEAL Clinic’s Community Health Project, Atlanta $5000

Andrea Videlefsky, MD, Adult Developmental Disabilities Get Fit Project, Marietta $5000


Please consider making a contribution so that the Alliance can continue to support these important lifesaving projects. All donations are tax deductible. Make your Alliance contribution easily online at or contact Alliance staff at or (800) 392-3841.


Wellness Resources for Family Physicians – Join the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP) for Wellness Wednesday

Wellness Wednesday is a series of webinars that focus on providing family physicians with the tools and resources to improve professional and personal well-being. Huge thanks to the OAFP for providing family physicians with great resources.

An archive of the following webinars with additional resources can be found on the Wellness Wednesdays archive page:

Here is a list of past webinars:

Visit the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP) website to view upcoming topics and register for the series. 

Augusta Family Medicine Residents presents the Tar Wars tobacco prevention program to 5th grade students at S.D. Copeland Elementary in Augusta, Georgia

Augusta Family Medicine Residents (from L-R) Drs. James LaPere, Christina Anyikwa, Kayla Leach-Frasca and Richard Hayden Self recently presented the Tar Wars tobacco prevention program to 5th grade students at S.D. Copeland Elementary in Augusta, Georgia. In addition to learning about the dangers of tobacco use, the students also received information on second hand smoke and avoiding new and emerging tobacco products like E-Cigarettes and Hookahs.

To learn how you can present the program in your community contact Kara Sinkule at or call (404) 321-7445.

                     Support for Tar Wars provided by the W.G. Raoul Foundation

Register now for the GCT2 webinar: Pregnancy, Tobacco Use, and Dental Hygiene, December 6th -12:30-1pm ET

Registration is now open for the Georgia Clinical Transformation Team’s

December 2017 webinar:

Pregnancy, Tobacco Use, and Dental Hygiene

Registration: Please follow this link to register.

Date & Time: Wednesday, December 6th – 12:30-1pm ET

Webinar Objectives:

  • Explain the basics of oral heath for nurses
  • Discuss oral structures and disease risk factors
  • Explain and describe tooth eruption
  • Explain the details of dental caries


Carol C. Smith, RDH, MSHA

Director of Oral Health

Maternal and Child Health

Georgia Department of Public Health

This webinar is part of a monthly series of 30-minute webinars focused on quality improvement in your practice brought to you by the Georgia Clinical Transformation Team (GCT2). GCT2 partners include Georgia Academy of Family Physicians, Alliant Quality, Department of Public Health, Georgia HITEC, Morehouse School of Medicine, HomeTown Health, Medical Association of Georgia, Georgia Pharmacy Association, Georgia Chapter of the American College of Physicians, and the Georgia Hospital Association

All interested stakeholders are welcome, so please feel free to share this information. If you have any questions, please contact Angela Flanigan at or 404-321-7445.

Can’t Listen Live?  Register anyway – and we’ll send you the link once it’s posted on our website


CME Information:

AMA Credit: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians and the Georgia Clinical Transformation Team.

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The GAFP designates this live activity for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In this Season of Giving the Georgia Healthy Family Alliance Recognizes our 2017 “Your Giving is Great Medicine” Donor

The Georgia Healthy Family Alliance (GHFA) is grateful for the support of the following GAFP members and Industry Partners who have made pledges to our 5 Year “Your Giving is Great Medicine” Capital Campaign.  For more information, or to make your pledge, contact Kara Sinkule at or call (404) 321-7445.


Georgia Academy of Family Physicians                  


Dr. Chip and Elizabeth Cowart – Statesboro            

Dr. Patrick “PJ” and Lindsey Lynn- Rome      


Dr. Mike and Dianne Busman – Americus

Dr. Samuel “Le” Church- Hiawassee

Dr. Evelyn Lewis & Clark – Newnan

Dr. Lanny and Mica Copeland- Brentwood, TN

Dr. Donald Fordham – Demorest

Ms. Fay Fulton – Atlanta

Dr. Carl and Melanie McCurdy- Jasper

Dr. Rolf Meinhold and Caryn Bains – Alpharetta

Dr. Mitzi and Jeremy Rubin – Atlanta

Dr. Eddie Richardson and Dr. Jameelah Gater – Eatonton

Dr. George and Barbara Shannon – Columbus

Dr. Collyn Steele and Mr. Nick Williams – McDonough

Dr. Harry and Karen Strothers – Macon

Dr. Rick and Alice Wherry – Dahlonega 


Dr. Karla Booker – Lilburn

Dr. Mitch Cook- Athens

Dr. Denise Crawley- Rome                                                                                                           

Dr. Elvan Daniels – Atlanta

Gwinnett Medical Center

Dr. Wayne Hoffman and Thomas Torrey – Atlanta

Dr. Beulette Hooks – Columbus                                                                                                                          

Dr. Kevin and Connie Johnson – Lawrenceville                                                                                                                   

Dr. Bruce and Sheila LeClair – Augusta                                                                                                                             

 Dr. Adrienne Mims –  Atlanta                                                                                              

Drs. Brian and Marnie Nadolne – Marietta 

Dr. Sherma Peter – Sylvania   

Dr. Leonard  and Terry Reeves- Rome                                                                                                                                                                                     

Dr. Michael Satchell – Albany

Dr. Susan Schayes – Marietta

$50 to $1,000

Dr. Dereje Aboye – Peachtree City

Dr. Houria Allia – Atlanta

Dr. Neela Bakane – Duluth

Mr. Brian Bibb – Fernandina Beach, FL

Ms. Alayna Dukes – Macon

Dr. Theresa Jacobs – Conyers

Dr. Ambar Kulshreshtha- Atlanta

Dr. Gena Mastrogianakis – Marietta

Dr. Suzanne McBride – Phenix City, AL

Dr. Michael Miles – Dallas

 Dr. Samuel Palmer – Bonaire

 Dr. Onelio Perdomo – Norcross

Dr. Teresa Truc Pham – Norcross

Dr. Sharon Rabinovitz – Decatur

Dr. Major Reid -Atlanta

Dr. Charles Sow – Atlanta

Dr. Jeffrey Stone – Canton

Dr. Andrea Videlefsky – Marietta