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Atlanta NAACP Panelists: Keep Masks On, Warns African-American COVID Doctors, Scientists, Health Experts

NAACP Town Hall Panelists say… Keep Masks On, Warns African-American COVID Doctors, Scientists, Health Experts On Saturday, May 8th, the Atlanta branch of the NAACP brought together some heavyweight African-American scientists and physicians for a virtual town hall meeting on the corona virus and the vaccines currently on the marketplace. “This is not a pro-vaccine or anti-vaccine conversation,” emphasized Charise Jefferson, an Atlanta-based political strategist and founding member of the John Lewis Coalition for Democracy. “This is a Black conversation for Black people with Black scientists (and doctors). There is…

Join the Healthy Community Golf Tournament on June 14 – Benefiting the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc.

Healthy Community Charity Golf Tournament / Fundraiser Albany, Georgia – Monday June 14, 2021, 9:00 am The AME Church, Sixth Episcopal District, Sons of Allen Men’s Ministry, Women’s Missionary Society along with the SWGA Sickle Cell Awareness will host a charity golf tournament at Stonebridge Golf & Country Club in Albany, Georgia on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 9:00 am to benefit the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. “We’re inviting all church members, friends, supporters, foursome teams, duffers, single-golfers and those seeking bragging-rights to come out and…

DPH and CORE Honored by Latin American Association For COVID Vaccine Collaboration

Atlanta, Georgia – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE) have been honored by the Latin American Association (LAA) with the Pacesetter Award for their work in providing COVID vaccinations to Latinx communities in Georgia. DPH has partnered with CORE and LAA to host vaccination events that bring vaccine to people in communities where they live and work. Through this collaboration, we are able to provide education about COVID vaccine and answer questions or dispel misinformation that leads to vaccine hesitancy. “The collaboration between…

ModivCare Partners with InspirEDU to Support Distance Learning for Children and Families

Atlanta, GA – ModivCare Inc. (“ModivCare” or the “Company”), a technology-enabled healthcare services company that provides a suite of integrated supportive care solutions focused on improving patient outcomes, has provided InspirEDU, an education nonprofit providing technology devices and training to marginalized youth, with a $1,500 donation to support distance learning due to COVID-19. According to Richard Hicks, CEO of InspirEDU, “As COVID-19 has upended education, it has highlighted the urgent need for home learning centers for high-need students and families in Greater Atlanta. As schools have shifted to distance learning,…

PSA TV Ad with Dr. Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, Jr.

PSA TV Ad with Dr. Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, Jr., Courtesy of Creative Marketing Resources (CMR), an agency with is working with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on its COVID-19 Public Education Program.

Making History at St. Jude: Dr. Rudolph Jackson

When St. Jude opened in 1962, Danny Thomas vowed the hospital would treat patients regardless of race, religion or ability to pay. Dr. Rudolph Jackson was one of the first Black doctors at St. Jude. While he was finishing his training in Philadelphia, Dr. Rudolph Jackson fielded an offer to move 1,000 miles and begin practicing at a fledgling, low-paying hospital in the South where he would be one of the first Black physicians. Suffice it to say he had some reservations. First off, the job was in Memphis. The…

COVID-19 Vaccinations Available At Walmart Locations!

COVID-19 Vaccinations Available At Walmart Locations! Must be 65 and older. Hello everyone! As of recently these efforts are now being organized DIRECTLY by Walmart and they have asked us to have you contact them directly at: 404.361.6811 or visit Walmart.com/COVIDVaccine for more information. They are standing by to assist. We respectfully request that you contact them moving forward as it pertains to any questions you might have. As always we appreciate you standing with and for Hosea Helps. Thank you. Vaccines are being offered at the following locations: Walmart…

Weather Delays COVID Vaccine Shipments to Georgia

Atlanta – Winter weather across the country is significantly impacting shipments of COVID-19 vaccine to Georgia. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) received notification from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines that normally would have arrived the first part of this week were held back by the manufacturers due to the weather. As a result, many providers statewide, including health departments, are being forced to reschedule appointments for vaccination. Rescheduling appointments will depend on when shipments resume and when the vaccine…

New COVID Vaccine Dashboard on DPH Website

Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is launching a new COVID vaccine dashboard on the DPH website https://dph.georgia.gov/. The dashboard provides a detailed, transparent picture of vaccination administration in Georgia. As part of the transition to the new dashboard, you will see a one-time decrease in the number of vaccines administered. This slight decrease is the result of data cleaning and removal of duplicate vaccination entries, and overall quality control. The dashboard will update daily at 3 pm and now includes: • Number of vaccine doses that…

Sickle Cell Day at the Georgia State Capitol

The Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc. is inviting you and supporters from around the state to Sickle Cell Day at the Georgia State Capitol, a virtual event via ZOOM, on Thursday, February 25th from 2 – 4 pm. This day will provide an opportunity for state legislators to hear concerns and challenges from those affected by Sickle Cell Disease. To register, visit the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia website. Registration Link for Sickle Cell Day at the Georgia State Capitol

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