Healthy Savannah is dedicated to making Savannah a healthier place to live. Our aim is to increase opportunities for citizens to engage in physical activity and consume a nutritious, balanced diet. During the summer of 2007, Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson launched the Healthy Savannah initiative, with the aim of making Savannah a healthier place to live.
Lead and support a culture of health in the Savannah area by:
– Creating an environment that makes a healthy choice an easy choice
– Building a collaborative network that identifies and shares resources
– Collecting and disseminating information
– Promoting best practices and supporting innovative programs, and Advocating for effective policies
We are a community committed to supporting a culture of health
Our Board of Directors:
Healthy Savannah is operated by a diverse group of dedicated volunteers. See the Meet the Board page to learn more about our team.
Healthy Savannah brings together a network of over 150 public and private community organizations. We are proud to work with each and everyone and continue to grow every day. Find out who Our Partners are.
Grants: Giving and Receiving
Healthy Savannah receives funds from the Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Childhood Obesity Prevention Program. Read About the Grant for more information about how we are able to do what we do. Savannah Morning News also covered the receipt of the HGF grant with a fantastic, in-depth article. Healthy Savannah receives a grant, targets childhood obesity. Healthy Savannah is fortunate enough to be able to provide mini-grants to other, local, non-profit organizations, read more here.
For a full break down of Healthy Savannah funding check out our Funding Overview.
REACH Project: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health
In November of 2018, Healthy Savannah, in partnership with the YMCA of Coastal Georgia, was awarded a five year, $3.4 million collaborative grant to undertake a REACH project from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. REACH (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health) was started by the CDC in 1999 to help reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic populations with the highest burden of chronic disease, (i.e. hyper tension, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity), through culturally tailored interventions to address preventable risk behaviors, (i.e. poor nutrition, smoking and physical inactivity). For a full explanation of the REACH Project, visit our REACH Overview Page.