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Commissioner Garner Hosts Community Health Forum January 16 | Print |

To address the ongoing health concerns of Fulton County residents, District 4 Commissioner Joan P. Garner will host a Community Health Forum in conjunction with the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness.  The event is scheduled for January 16, 2016 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Neighborhood Union Health Center.  The Center is located at 186 Sunset Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30314.

“As a county government, Fulton County has identified making sure that all people are healthy as one of its six key priorities,” said Commissioner Garner. “We hope the information and assistance given to our neighbors at this event will go a long way to achieve that lofty and important goal.”

Residents attending the health forum will receive information about services provided by Fulton County in the areas of behavioral and community health as well as wellness efforts.  One major topic of discussion will be the new strategy to end AIDS in Fulton County.  Phase 1 of that strategy was unveiled recently by the Fulton County Task Force on HIV/AIDS.

“HIV/AIDS represents perhaps the most daunting challenge facing our public health professionals and as such we want the community to understand how Fulton County is attacking it head on,” says Commissioner Garner.  “This will be an opportunity to get input from the community on the success of those efforts and advice on what more we can do.”

Citizens at the event will also get the chance to learn about opportunities to enroll in health insurance through the Healthcare.gov marketplace if they are currently uninsured, or underinsured.  There will also be opportunities for on-site enrollment with the help of licensed navigators through Insure Georgia. 

For more information on this event visit Fulton County’s website at www.fultoncountyga.gov or the website of District 4 Commissioner Joan P. Garner at www.fultoncountyga4.com


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