MSM CHOICE Neighborhoods Program Offers New Community Initiatives During October
Upcoming events focus on health education, wellness, and economic development.
ATLANTA – OCTOBER 21, 2021 – Morehouse School of Medicine’s CHOICE Neighborhoods program, through its department of Community Health and Preventative Medicine, works with Atlanta Housing, the city of Atlanta, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, to diagnose and help address health disparities and problems at the community level through education, programs, and services.
Morehouse School of Medicine’s CHOICE Neighborhoods program and its Office of Community Engagement partners with Choice Atlanta, and has received renewed and new support from several organizations, including the Atlanta Community Food Bank, the Office of Fulton County Commissioner Vice-Chair Natalie Hall, the Fulton County Health Department, the Fulton County Department of Senior Services, and Morehouse Healthcare.
Morehouse School of Medicine is excited to partner with the following organizations and participate in these events addressing community needs:
- Atlanta Housing, CHOICE Neighborhoods, and the Urban League of Greater Atlanta will host a virtual employment/resource connection fair on Tuesday, October 26, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. RSVP by Friday, October 22; attendees will be required to submit a resume. https://bit.ly/careerresourcefair
- Agnes Jones Elementary School is hosting a Fall Festival in conjunction with the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture, Westside Future Fund, and Morehouse School of Medicine on Saturday, October 30, 9:00 a.m. to NOON. Food, games, prizes, and a book fair will be available for attendees.
- On Saturday, October 30, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Fulton County Commissioner, District 4, Vice Chair Natalie Hall, and the Fulton County Board of Commissioners will hold the 4th Annual Joan P. Garner Walk & Health Fair at Rodney Cook Sr. Park. Visit https://www.fultoncountyga.gov/joan-garner-walk for more information and to register.
In 2015, Atlanta Housing, in partnership with the city of Atlanta, received $30 million in funding through the Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant (CNIG). This grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through its signature revitalization initiative, Choice Neighborhoods, supports efforts to revitalize the former University Homes public housing site and three residential neighborhoods: Atlanta University Center (AUC), Ashview Heights, and Vine City. These neighborhoods collectively are known as the University Choice Neighborhood. In alignment with HUD’s Choice Neighborhoods program, Choice Atlanta focuses efforts on three core goals: Housing, People, and Neighborhood.
About Morehouse School of Medicine
Founded in 1975, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is among the nation’s leading educators of primary care physicians, biomedical scientists, and public health professionals. An independent and private historically-Black medical school, MSM was recognized by the Annals of Internal Medicine as the nation’s number one medical school in fulfilling a social mission—the creation and advancement of health equity. MSM faculty and alumni are noted for excellence in teaching, research, and public policy, as well as exceptional patient care. MSM is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award doctoral and master’s degrees. To learn more about programs and donate today, please visit www.msm.edu or call 404-752-1500.
Nicole V. Linton