Breastfeeding Continuity of Care

New mothers receive breastfeeding support through community partnerships.

For information on the Board of Health’s breastfeeding and counseling services, click here.

Community-Clinic Linkages

The community-clinic linkages effort strengthens existing ties and creates new ties between community organizations and health services to promote referrals and access to care.

Mobile Farmers Market

Fresh on DeK DeKalb Mobile Farmers Market provides access to fresh produce at affordable prices through a partnership with University of Georgia DeKalb County Cooperative Extension. The market season is June to September.   Check back for the 2020 schedule. 

Parent Health Ambassadors Program

Parents receive education on healthy nutrition standards to increase access to healthy foods in after -school programs.

Park Prescription

The Park Prescription movement promotes the practice of physicians prescribing time in parks and nature to improve health.

Safe Routes to School

The Safe Routes to School program encourages and provides opportunities for children and families to make bicycling and walking to school safe and appealing. It is offered in partnership with the DeKalb County School District and the National Center for Safe Routes to School.

The next Walk to School Day is Wednesday, March 4, 2020. 

Shared-Use Agreements

Agreements between the Board of Health and area churches enable the congregations to share their wellness facilities with the public.  This promotes physical activity by providing residents with access to safe, affordable places for exercise and play. 

Contact each church or view its flyer for more information:

Church  Phone number Link to flyer
Beulah Community Family Life Center (678) 553-6030 View flyer
The Bridge at Austin Community Center (404) 534-3322 View flyer
Kirkwood Edgewood Healthy Living Initiative at Greater Smith Chapel AME Church (404) 963-5215 View flyer
Kirkwood Edgewood Healthy Living Initiative at Turner Monumental AME Church    (404) 378-5970 View
Mt. Zion AME Church (404)
St. Philip Community Development Center (404)
View flyer
Stronghold Christian Church (770) 322-9010 View flyer

The LEAD DeKalb strategies are funded by a Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For more information on LEAD DeKalb, call (404) 508-7847 or email