A Message to GAFP Members on National Doctors’ Day from Staff

Monday, March 30th is National Doctors’ Day, a day celebrated to recognize the contributions of physicians to patients and communities. On National Doctors Day, we say thank you to our family physicians, residents and medical students for all that you do to promote the health of all Georgians.

Now more than ever, the staff of the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians / Georgia Healthy Family Alliance are here to support and serve. It is an honor to work for you.

We will continue to serve as a resource for you by keeping you up-to-date on issues that are important to family physicians during this time of crisis. Visit the GAFP website for important updates on the Coronavirus and listen to our webinar on COVID-19 and telemedicine for valuable information on extending your practice beyond your four walls.

The Georgia Healthy Family Alliance appreciates all you do every day for patients. The Alliance will continue to focus on providing community health grants and educating youth via our Tar Wars program, but our main priority right now is making sure we support our members as you support your patients and communities. Effective immediately, GHFA is opening applications for Immediate Needs Community Grants to provide assistance to GAFP member communities. If you would like more information on the Immediate Needs Community Grants, please contact Kara Sinkule at ksinkule@gafp.org. If you, or anyone you know would like to make a donation to allow the Alliance to continue to provide these critical resources, please contact Shan Hayes at shayes@gafp.org or 404-321-7445 ex.105, or follow this link to make an online donation http://www.georgiahealthyfamilyalliance.org/donate/. We encourage you to stay connected and updated by visiting our website, www.georgiahealthyfamilyalliance.org.

Share your story today! Email Tenesha Wallace Hood, Director of Communications and Public Health and share your story or photo that tells us why you became a doctor and how you are making a difference through your work. We’ll select several of the top stories to feature in an upcoming newsletter.


Happy National Doctors’ Day – take care and thank you!