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Healthy Savannah & YMCA of Coastal GA Receive $544K For COVID-19 Vaccine Initiatives

Healthy Savannah and YMCA of Coastal Georgia have been awarded $544,000 in supplemental grant funding by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The funds will be used to broaden the initiatives of the current Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant to focus on COVID-19 vaccine education, awareness, and acceptance. “Our goal in administering this funding is to promote activities that support acceptance…

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Savannah Nonprofit Expands Victories with Voices for Healthy Kids Grants

Savannah, Georgia, with its centuries-old architecture and cobblestone-paved streets, is known for its rich history. And it’s that storied past that motivates some public health and racial equity advocates to make history of their own.  “I always say we are a social movement, not a program or a project,” explained Paula Kreissler, who lives in Savannah. “To have a culture of health in our community, it…

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Healthy Savannah celebrates at its annual meeting

Healthy Savannah celebrated 14 years of milestones and installed new officers at the organization’s annual meeting on May 18 at the Charles H. Morris Center. The public-private coalition launched by former Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson in 2007 also renewed its commitment to create and support a healthier, safer, and more accessible environment for all people to live, learn, work, pray, and play. Since its inception, Healthy…

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Encourage Health Live!

Encourage Health is back – and now, LIVE! The Healthy Savannah & Enmarket Series, now in its seventh year, is going digital for the 2020-2021 season. Quarterly events will feature expert speakers discussing relevant health and wellness topics. Mark your calendar. The events will be livestreamed from the Healthy Savannah Facebook page, facebook.com/healthysav. October 1, 2020: “Managing Stress & Anxiety During COVID,” sponsored by Clover Health.…

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Our Sponsors

We align with corporate sponsors in our community who believe in our mission and vision and who seek health and health equity, like us. We’re proud they chose to partner with us and thank them each, sincerely, for ongoing support.

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Introducing: Healthy Hub

Visitors to Savannah’s Lake Mayer Park have a new place to give and take resources promoting better health and quality of life. “Healthy Hub is a place to go for resources that promote better health and quality of life for all. You can take or add items like books, pamphlets, canned food, and other health resources to share with the community,” said Paula Kreissler, executive director…

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NewZO Passes!

On Thursday, July 18, 2019 the proposed New Zoning Ordinance (NewZO) passed 8-1 at City Council for adoption. We are excited that the old ordinance adopted in 1960 is now in the history books! The NewZO is more efficient, transparent, and more consistent with today’s development patterns and our vision for future growth as expressed in the Comprehensive and Strategic Plans. https://vimeo.com/475687433 Multiple stakeholders worked to…

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