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 here for the 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.
Shared use agreements allow churches to share their programming and facilities with the public. Due to social distancing requirements enacted in response to COVID-19, fitness classes will now be offered online, allowing residents to maintain active, healthy lifestyles in the comfort of their own homes. Classes are free and open to the public. Participants can enjoy activities such as Zumba, chair yoga, and aerobics.
Contact each church and view the flyer for more information:
Beulah Community Family Life Center
The Bridge at Austin Community Center
Kirkwood Edgewood Healthy Living Initiative at Turner Monumental AME Church
Mt. Zion AME Church
St. Philip Community Development Center
Stronghold Christian Church
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.