The Athens Health Network is a community nonprofit organization dedicating to improving health for all Athenians, but especially those living in poverty. We connect healthcare, community, and university leaders, provide education and training on health and wellness topics, and collect data on health status, services, resources, and assets. We are dedicated to ending the cycle of persistent poverty and creating a healthy Athens for everyone.

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Fall Session of the Community Health Partner Program

This is your chance to become a leader in healthcare in the Athens area! Learn about diabetes, nutrition and physical activity, cancer, mental health, substance abuse, reproductive health, and how to navigate the healthcare system in Athens!

The Fall session of the Community Health Partner Program will begin Tuesday, October 14th at 6:30 pm. Classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-8:30 for five weeks at the HT Edwards Campus, Building 1, Room 20 (440 Dearing Extension). Snacks, course materials, and medical epuipment will be provided to all participants for FREE.

To register, call 706-202-0999, or send an email to athenshealthnet@gmail.com

Download the Community Health Partner Program brochure!

Seeking Pregnant and New Mothers for Focus Group

The Athens Health Network is conducting a focus group for the Georgia Department of Public Health to discuss pregnancy services in Athens. We are looking for:

  • women who are currently pregnant OR
  • women who have a child under 1 year old
  • who are eligible to receive services at the Health Department

Eligible women will receive lunch and a $25 Walmart gift card for participation.

The focus group will be Saturday, September 27th from 12-1:30pm. Registration is required and space is limited. To register, please call 706-202-0999 or email athenshealthnet@gmail.com

Community Health Partners Work to Improve Health Throughout Athens

Healthy Living Training, Spring 2014

Since 2012, the Athens Health Network has trained almost 60 community members to be health leaders in Athens. They receive in-depth training on health and wellness issues such as chronic and infectious disease prevention, domestic violence, substance abuse, whole person wellness, and the safety-net of medical and service providers in Athens.

Recently, a group of Community Health Partners began participating in a Healthy Living Program at the Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA). They received training on health literacy, chronic diseases among older adults, and several health coaching tools. Over the next few weeks, these Community Health Partners will be paired with participants in ACCA’s Healthy Living Program to act as health coaches for their partner. The pairs will work together to improve communication between partners and their medical providers, and make small, appropriate health behavior changes.

Elsewhere, our Community Health Partners are checking blood sugar at health fairs, leading cooking demos at their churches, and talking to their friends, neighbors, and coworkers about healthy lifestyles. We are so grateful for these inspiring leaders, and cannot wait to see what they’ll do next!

Learn more about our Community Health Partner program


AHN June 2014 Newsletter

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