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Healthcare Facilities

Gwinnett County is fortunate to have several first class hospitals and access to others in the nearby area. There are a number of clinics that provide medical assistance and families in need and they are always looking for committed volunteers (with or without medical experience). Call the Gwinnett Helpline to find out about exciting opportunities in your area 770-995-3339.

FACTS

  • Physicians per capita in Gwinnett County are lower than the national average.
  • Gwinnett has 113 physicians per 100k while the US average is 170.
  • If current trends continue, there will be too few general practitioners to handle the population’s needs.
  • Georgia has the 9th largest 60+ population within the US.
  • Preventive medicine is a proven way to minimize healthcare costs.
  • Many people do not schedule routine check- ups.

WANT TO MAKE A DIFFFERENCE?

  • Organize a fun run for a Healthy Gwinnett or join one already organized
  • Check with your area hospital about volunteering. Many use greeters to help ease patient anxiety while getting to and from appointments.
  • Organize a neighborhood walking group to promote better health.
  • Volunteer to help at a health fair
  • Check with Gwinnett Senior Services to help with programs offered.
  • Enroll in a First Aid/CPR course
  • Volunteer at local clinics

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Health & Fitness

A healthy community is a thriving community.  Proper diet and exercise are essential to helping minimize health risks.  Help encourage healthy habits and practices in our community.  Call the Gwinnett Helpline 770-995-3339 today for suggestions on how to get involved!

FACTS

  • 73% of Georgians reported no regular physical activity.
  • Diabetes is the 6th most common cause of death
  • Health benefits of exercise and regular physical activity include reducing the risk of diabetes, premature death, high blood pressure, stroke, colon and breast cancer, and the reduction of depression and anxiety.
  • By the time they reach high school, 63% of children are no longer physically active.

WANT TO MAKE A DIFFFERENCE?

  • Practice healthy living habits yourself … enlist a buddy for support and encouragement.
  • Organize a fun run for a Healthy Gwinnett
  • Attend and then volunteer to run a healthy nutrition workshop.
  • Organize a walking group for your neighborhood or community. Involve the kids!
  • Set up a Wii tournament for your neighborhood or at an assisted living facility.
  • Health benefits are realized with as little as three workouts a week, encourage others to develop a regular exercise routine.
  • During bad weather, visit seniors on your block to make sure they have everything they need
  • Watch Growing In Gwinnett on your local cable channel
  • Set up hospitality or care committee in your neighborhood to take care of neighbors in need.

SOME ORGANIZATIONS DOING GOOD…VOLUNTEER TODAY!

     

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    Gwinnett Coalition for Health & Human Services: 750 S Perry Street, Lawrenceville GA 30046
    Phone:770-995-3339 fax: 770-995-1832 Web: www.gwinnettcoalition.org Email: suzy@gwinnettcoalition.org