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Healthcare Georgia Foundation Advances the Health and Healthcare of All Georgians


  Toni Almasy
Avatar Communications, Inc.

                               Over $1.3 million awarded to 21 health-related organizations in Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia – May 24, 2005 – Healthcare Georgia Foundation today announced its most recent round of grantmaking which includes 21 organizations that will be receiving more than $1.3 million dollars.

“Georgians deserve access to quality health and healthcare,” according to Gary Nelson, president of Healthcare Georgia Foundation. “Achieving this will not happen overnight, but given the right leadership, motivation and strategic allocation of resources, it can become a reality. Through the good work of these organizations, we look forward to the positive changes in the health of all Georgians.”

Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s most recent grant recipients include:


AID Athens, Inc.

Core operating support for the provision of HIV/AIDS related services in the Athens region.
AIDS Survival Project $50,000
Core operating support for HIV/AIDS prevention services throughout Georgia.
American Institutes for Research $114,000
Support to analyze gaps in media coverage about access to health care, recommend strategies for increasing coverage, and provide support for the 2005 policy summit on childhood overweight and inactivity.
Atlanta Regional Health
Forum, Inc.
Support for strategic planning & organizational development.
Avatar Communications, inc.
Support to plan and execute Connections 2005/2006 - Healthcare Georgia Foundation's second grantee and partner conference.
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation $100,000
Support to improve children's health through the linkage of health and legal services for low-income children in metropolitan Atlanta.
Community Cardiovascular Council $74,000
Support to sustain cardiovascular disease prevention efforts and address health disparities in the African American communities of Chatham and Effingham counties.
Concerned Black Clergy
of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc.
Support for the preparation of a publication that will examine current eating behaviors and physical activity within faith communities and help develop partnerships with the community to combat childhood obesity.
CSRA AIDS Resources and Education, Inc. $35,000
Core operating support for the provision of HIV/AIDS related services in the Augusta region.
Dia de la Mujer
Latina, Inc.
Support to address health disparities and improve the quality of health care for Latinos by expanding health fiestas in metro Atlanta and throughout Georgia.
Emory University,
Woodruff Health
Sciences Center
Support to organize a symposium on physical activity, physical fitness and academic performance to develop framework for examining the relationship between physical activity and academic performance, and generate a list of recommendations for research.
Georgia Cancer
Foundation, Inc.
Support for an organizational assessment to evaluate the organization's strengths and weaknesses resulting from a merger between Georgia Cancer Foundation and Bosom Buddies of Georgia.
International Life Sciences Institute Research $6,000
Support to produce a two-page Childhood Overweight Fact Sheet for Georgia health care professionals
National AIDS Education & Services for Minorities, Inc. (NAESM) $50,000
Support for core operating support for HIV/AIDS prevention services for African Americans in metropolitan Atlanta.
Philanthropic Collaborative for a Healthy Georgia $300,000
Support to conduct the Georgia Youth Fitness Assessment in a statewide sample of schools.
Southeast Georgia Communities Project $50,000
Support to reduce morbidity and mortality related to diabetes among Hispanics in three Southeast Georgia counties through culturally and linguistically appropriate education and support.
Special Olympics Georgia $8,000
Support for the Healthy Athletes Program to expand its health screening, disease prevention, health care and health education program offered to athletes with intellectual disabilities.
Techbridge $15,000
Support for the development of a distance learning strategy that would provide ongoing technical assistance and training opportunities to Georgia nonprofit health organizations.
The NAMES Project Foundation $20,000
Core operating support to increase HIV/AIDS awareness, education, HIV testing, primary care and prevention services for youth 13-19 years of age.
WordOne, a Mansell Group Company $30,000
Support to document the state of health and healthcare in Georgia through documentary images and case stories of healthcare consumers, their families and healthcare providers.




About Healthcare Georgia Foundation
Healthcare Georgia Foundation is a statewide, private independent foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to advance the health of all Georgians and to expand access to affordable, quality healthcare for underserved individuals and communities. Through its strategic grantmaking, Healthcare Georgia Foundation supports organizations that drive positive change, promotes programs that improve health and healthcare among underserved individuals and communities, and connects people, partners and resources across Georgia. For more information, please visit the Foundation online at: