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.
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.
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.
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) |
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org.