The Athens Neighborhood Health Center (ANHC) recently held its first ever “Neighborhood Appreciation Tours.” The tours were held in four different locations in the Athens-Clarke County community. The reason for the tours was to inform the community of not only what ANHC has to offer, but to show gratitude and appreciation to the community that has supported it for so long. ANHC wants to let people know that they always have an open door, and it is here for the community.
Over a span of four weeks, the Athens Neighborhood Health Center gave school supplies to the youth, fed the community, supplied free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings and gave out health information. Jennifer Richardson, the director of marketing and outreach, and I led the way. It also partnered with other organizations, such as the Athens-Clarke County Health Department, which conducted free HIV Testing; the Athens-Clarke County Police Department; Amerigroup; Humana; the Economic Justice Coalition; and Dreams to Kings and Queens.
The mission of the Athens Neighborhood Health Center is to provide affordable, high-quality health care to all individuals in Athens-Clarke County and surrounding areas. In the last four weeks, we were able to reach over 1,100 people around the community. The communities of Bethel Homes, Rocksprings, the surrounding area of the Triangle Plaza and the Pinewoods Mobile Home Estates were thankful that ANHC came out to bring the community together.
The number of participants grew each week. The first stop of the tour served 170 people, while the second stop grew up to 210 people, the third stop doubled and reached at least 460 people, while the final stop totaled 263 people.
The Athens Neighborhood Health Center would like to say thank you to each and every one of you for your continued support. Special thanks to the ANHC staff members and the Athens Neighborhood Health Center Board of Directors for their time and effort.