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 …

Diabetes Ten City Challenge

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The Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership took the lead in organizing the Diabetes Ten City Challenge™ in Northwest Georgia. After committing to the program in September 2005, the group recruited four local employers, Dalton Utilities, Hamilton Health Care System, The City of Dalton and Whitfield County to participate in the first-year pilot, anticipating future expansion. The Diabetes Ten City Challenge™ is …

Community Health Workers

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Targeting the medically under-served (28 percent uninsured in Whitfield Co.; 24 percent uninsured in Murray Co. in 2013 according to County Health Rankings), a health care outreach program, Promotores de Salud (community health workers) is bringing the under-served and un-insured (both Latinos and non-Latinos) into care and increasing their education on health issues. See Our Promotoras de Salud/ Community Health …