Looking for a way to be more involved with your academy? Want to give back but aren’t sure where to start? The Georgia Healthy Family Alliance (GHFA) is seeking an interested GAFP member to serve on the Alliance Board of Trustees beginning in 2021.
Formerly the Foundation of the GAFP, the Alliance was founded in 1987 and is the philanthropic arm of the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians. The mission of the Alliance is to enhance the well-being of Georgia citizens through educational and community programs that promote healthy practices consistent with the principles of family medicine.
Now, more than ever the Alliance needs family physicians who are excited about our future focusing on our Capital Campaign that is nearly halfway to raising $4 million dollars. The campaign will allow the Alliance to expand its educational and community outreach efforts including the Community Health Grant Program, Immediate Needs Grants for COVID-19 assistance and the Tar Wars tobacco and vaping education program. The campaign will also provide the Alliance with a full-time team dedicated to improving the health and welfare of our local communities in Georgia. There is an expectation that new Trustees will make a contribution to GHFA’s Capital Campaign in an amount that is meaningful to them.
New board members will serve four-year terms (2021-2025) and will help guide and oversee GHFA projects including:
- The Community Health Grant Program – This award winning (2015 AAFP Foundation “Program of the Year”) program awards grants to GAFP member affiliated projects addressing health care needs throughout Georgia. Since beginning this program in 2012, the Alliance has awarded over $365,000 to community projects in all corners of the state. In 2020, the Alliance also launched the Immediate Needs Grant program to provide urgent needs assistance in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Since launching in March, $35,000 has been awarded statewide and the program was named the 2020 AAFP Foundation Outstanding Program of the Year.
- Tar Wars – a tobacco and vaping education program presented to more than 3,000 fourth and fifth graders in Georgia during last school year alone. This year the Alliance will also launch a Southeast Georgia Tar Wars Strike Force anti-vaping initiative in addition to the two already underway in Rome and Gainesville to address the epidemic of youth vaping in Georgia.
Board members are expected to attend each of the three GHFA board meetings (in person) in 2021. Tentative 2021 GHFA meeting dates (locations in Georgia TBD):
- Saturday – March 2021 -TBD
- Saturday – August 2021 – TBD
- Friday- November 2021 – TBD
Thank you in advance for considering this leadership role. Interested members should fill out the form below by September 10th and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more visit us on the web at http://www.georgiahealthyfamilyalliance.org
Position Applying for: Georgia Healthy Family Alliance Board Seat
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If selected, can you commit to attending all board meetings and responding to GHFA staff on a timely basis?
Why are you interested in participating on the Alliance Board?