Autism

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SAVE THE DATE: 3rd Annual North Georgia Autism Conference When: Friday, October 20, 2017, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Where: Dalton Convention Center | 2211 Dug Gap Battle Road, Dalton, GA  30720 Agenda: View Draft Agenda Registration: Opens April 21!  You must register by September 29th for early bird rates of $25. General registration begins September 30th and cuts off October 13th. Day of …

Autism Sensory Friendly Movie

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A trip to the movie theater can be an overwhelming experience for one on the autism spectrum. Crowding as people queue up to buy tickets, loud movie volume, and dark theater lighting can all be sensory overload triggers that keep some autistic people from ever seeing movies at the cinema. On January 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Carmike 12 of …

10th Annual Downtown Dalton Farmers Market

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Saturday, May 6, 2017 to Saturday, Aug 26, 2017, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, 2017-TBD Downtown Dalton Farmers Market Looking for a way to purchase fresh produce and hand-crafted items from local farmers and artisans? Look no further than the Downtown Dalton Farmers Market. Every Saturday morning from May until the end of August, shop locally grown fruits and …

Readers 2 Leaders

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In 2012, the Greater Dalton, Georgia community launched Readers to Leaders as a long term workforce development strategy to create a pipeline of well-prepared, educated talent. The effort was created after area employers voiced difficulties in finding qualified employees despite the area’s aggressive unemployment rate (in 2009, Dalton earned the distinction of having one of the highest unemployment rates in ...

Northwest Georgia Developmental Disabilities Needs Assessment

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The Chattanooga Autism Center has proposed an exploratory venture with Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership (NGHP) to open an autism clinic to narrow the services and supports gap in the Northwest Georgia region. Research was conducted by the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disability, The Center for Leadership and Disability at Georgia State University (CLD) and the Institute on Human …

Senior Living

David Brown Current Initiatives, Quality of Life at End of Life 2 Comments

You have chosen how to live your life and it is important to make your own decision about your final health care choices. 82% of people say it’s important to put their wishes in writing, but 23% have actually done so. Join us to start the conversation.http://www.nghp.org/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=x-portfolio Upcoming Seminar: Friday, March 24, 2017, 9-11 a.m. Cohutta Springs Conference Center 1175 …

Northwest Georgia Healthy Babies

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Bringing a healthy baby into the world is a blessing, and in most cases, it’s no accident. That’s because mothers-to-be today have access to excellent pre-natal care, care our grandmothers probably only dreamed of. But for a certain sector of our population, particularly the under- and uninsured, access to affordable prenatal care is frequently non-existent. That can be a problem, …

Erwin Mitchell Health Fair

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Having participated in the health fair for several years, the Healthcare Partnership was excited to assume the leadership role of the community health fair last year. Besides the new leadership, there were many “firsts” to celebrate! -a new name – the Erwin Mitchell Community Health Fair -a new venue – Dalton’s Mack Gaston Community Center -an additional focus – achieving …

Child Health Advocate

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In today’s recession, many of our families have to choose between food, clothing and medical care for their children. The arrival at the emergency department with a problem that could have been treated more timely is not the best solution for our children’s needs. Based on concerns brought to the board from local pediatrician, Dr. Marty Michaels, the Northwest Georgia …