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Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Month

Saturday, March 17 on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Dr. Zandraetta Tims-Cook joined me in the studio to talk about HIV/AIDS Awareness Month for Women and Girls. I asked her why we are in epidemic mode and what can women do to end the spread of HIV. She talked about the Heather Ivy Society, a group of professional women who gather to support each other without fear of stigma. Some of the women are positive and some are there for support. Dr. Tims-Cook explained that having sex in Atlanta increases your risk for contracting HIV because of the number of sexually active people in this community who are positive. The first thing that you should do before consummating a relationship is to take a HIV test. We can end this epidemic by practicing safe sex, staying aware of your status and decreasing your risk. http://wclk.com/post/local-take-women-and-girls-hivaids-awareness-month

Public Notice - Full Board Meeting

Public Notice There will be a full board meeting on Tuesday, September 19th at 5:30pm – 7:30pm at 50 Hurt Plaza, SE Atlanta, GA 30303 Conference Room 840

City of Atlanta Councilmember Michael Bond to honor Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority

August 5, 2016

ATLANTA - Councilman Michael Julian Bond will honor the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority (FDHA), with a proclamation during the 1:00pm meeting of the Atlanta City Council on Monday, August 15th at Atlanta City Hall. The FDHA is being honored for 75 years of services to the Fulton-DeKalb communities.

In 1941 the FDHA became the owner and operator of Grady Memorial Hospital, which was expanded over the years to include additional clinical and other facilities, which are collectively referred to as the Grady Health System (GHS).

In 1953 the FDHA, Fulton County and DeKalb County entered into a contract wherein the FDHA agreed to provide for the medical care and hospitalization of the indigent sick of both Fulton County and DeKalb County.

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The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority Awards $10,000 to The Hub Family Resource Center

Atlanta, GA, March 29, 2016- Today, as part of their outreach efforts the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority (the "FDHA") has signed on as a supporter of the Hub Family Resource Center ("Hun"). Guided by the principles of safety and confidentiality, high professional standards, and non-discrimination, Hub is an organization designed to assist families when seeking community resources to address behavioral and mental wellness.

"Behavioral Health and Mental Health needs are often the catalyst for other issues that surface in the lives of our constituency. With that, there is a significant need for our communities to have access to appropriate resources. The FDHA is steadfast on its mission to identify organizations that link the community to behavioral health and mental health resources. The first step is partnering with those organizations that can increase accessibility to the right resources. Thereafter, it is a matter of educating the community on where to find those resources. Hub will reduce the gap between the community and access to critical resources in behavioral and mental health services."
(FDHA CEO, Lisa Flagg, Esq.)

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The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority promotes the health of the greater Atlanta community. Governed by a ten member Board of Trustees appointed by the commissioners of Fulton and DeKalb counties, the Authority is committed to working to meet the healthcare needs of the residents of Fulton and DeKalb counties through oversight of the Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation.

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