Dear Fellow GAFP Members:
For the past five years, I have volunteered with the Georgia Healthy Family Alliance (GHFA) as a member of the Board of Trustees and a Tar Wars volunteer presenter in elementary schools in Peachtree City and LaGrange,GA.
GHFA, your Foundation, is committed to improving the lives of Georgia citizens through educational and outreach programs that promote healthy practices consistent with the principles of family medicine through two important programs -Tar Wars and Community Health Grants. Inspired by our belief that health is an essential component of a fulfilling life and thriving communities, GHFA strives to continue improving and expanding our impact — a goal that can only be accomplished with the generosity of friends and donors like you.
In 2013-2014 GHFA:
• Awarded $32,500 in Community Health Grants to Family Physicians and the nonprofit organizations to which they volunteer their time, ultimately impacting the health and wellness of over 1,000 Georgians
• Educated 3,000 Georgia children on the dangers of tobacco, via Tar Wars, a tobacco education and prevention program delivered by GHFA at no cost to Georgia schools
• Supported, recognized and celebrated the volunteerism efforts of 2,000+ family physicians across Georgia
To wrap up our 2014 Annual Campaign GHFA recently participated in Georgia Gives Day, a statewide giving initiative which has raised $2.4 million to date for nonprofits across Georgia. Donations are being accepted via the GA Gives Day website through the end of the year. If you have not yet given to GHFA in 2014, I encourage you to join me in supporting this important work by visiting GHFA’s personal GA Gives Day page here to help us reach our year-end goal of $5,000.
With sincere thanks,
Srinivas Bramhadevi, MD, MBA, FAAFP
Georgia Healthy Family Alliance
Board Member since 2010