Iyanla Vanzant Dazzles a Crowd as Moderator of FDHA’s Health Summit Public Forum

Former U.S. Surgeon Generals Satcher and Benjamin Join Celebrity Therapist and Mental Health Advocates on Panel Clinicians, health care providers and just plain folk took an entire day out of their holiday season to learn about mental health on December 8th. Hundreds filled breakout rooms at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis from 8:30 in the morning […]

Humor, Insight, Passion and Audience Participation Make Public Forum Successful

Humor, Insight, Passion and Audience Participation Make Public Forum Successful The Fulton DeKalb Hospital Authority’s 3rd Health Summit concluded with a public from held in the Imperial ballroom of the Atlanta Marriott Marquis from 3 p.m. through 5 p.m. There were six on stage guest presenters and five special front row guests. Below is a […]

EXPERTS FROM DIVERSE MENTAL HEALTH FIELDS SHARE POWERFUL INFORMATION ON DECEMBER 8th

3rd Health Summit Delivers Much Needed Information It was a hard decision. But one of the nearly 300 participants at the 3rd Health Summit sponsored by the Fulton DeKalb Hospital Authority chose to attend the morning session on Re-entry and Mental Health because she wanted to know more about what mental health resources men and […]

FDHA DEBUTS ZIP CODE TOOL FOR PUBLIC HEALTH CARE

When Dr. Keri Norris attended the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting in New Orleans this November she saw a display from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. It explained a documented fact that more public health officials see as a crucial point in fighting health care disparities. They understand that your zip code plays an […]

FDHA EVENT LAUDING HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS RESONATES WITH AUDIENCE

Chairman’s Award Recipient Brings Crowd its Feet with Acceptance Speech (08Dec2014) There was a night of joy among people who make their living by easing suffering on Sunday, December 7th. The Fulton DeKalb Hospital Authority hosted its healthcare champions’ awards ceremony at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. It was the third year for the event and […]

2014 HEALTHCARE CHAMPION: Chairman’s Award

This honor recognizes the person who has performed outstanding community service to DeKalb and Fulton county residents. Attorney Sherri Jefferson has founded the African American Juvenile Justice Project which is designed to keep more young people out of prison. FDHA chair presented her award on Dec. 7, 2014, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis during the […]

2014 HEALTHCARE CHAMPION: Mental Health and Wellness

The Grady ACT team received the Fulton DeKalb Hospital Authority’s Healthcare Champions Mental Health and Wellness award for 2014. ACT stands for assertive community treatment. Brenda Newcom the director of ACT’s psychiatry programs and Michael Claeys, the executive director of behavioral health, accepted the award. Dr. Annette Mary Bernard, FDHA board treasurer and physician, presented […]

2014 HEALTHCARE CHAMPION: Impact on Youth

Odyssey provides therapy and education for individuals who have abused alcohol or drugs and received the 2014 Impact On Youth Award. The group focuses on young people and provides therapy and education for individuals who have abused alcohol or drugs. Michelle Putnam the Associate Director of Research and Advocacy of Hemophilia of Georgia and a […]