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FDHA Announces Central Topic of 3rd Annual Health Summit

Mind Matters: Who Does Mental Illness Affect Discussed Dec. 8, 2014

(August 25, 2014) Parents who want to know if behaviors their children display are signs of mental illness; family members who don't know how to help former inmates with emotional problems; military veterans struggling with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and explanations of how the mentally ill impact the crisis of homelessness in the Atlanta area are among the major topics reviewed at the 3rd Annual FDHA Health Summit.

The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority hosts the day long event at the Marriott Marquis on December 8, 2014. It will feature presenters who are ranked as some of the most respected experts in their fields. Sessions begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m. At 3:00 p.m. a live forum, that will be broadcast, allows members of the public to directly question some of the presenters. Internationally known health professionals such as Dr. David Satcher, 16th Surgeon General of the United States and the 18th Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin are participants. The State Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Disabilities, Frank Berry will open the summit with remarks presented at breakfast.

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The FDHA Opts to Ignite Change with Support of youthSpark

Sex trafficking of children is a known problem in Atlanta, GA. youthSpark, a non profit organization created in 2000, fights to eliminate the problem. youthSpark is based at the Fulton County Juvenile Court and offers early intervention and youth empowered education services for high risk girls, abused and neglected youth. The organization also sponsors a program giving victims of these crimes a chance to speak for themselves through, youthSpark Voices.

On October 18th the youthSpark holds its annual RUNBIKERUN event to raise money and awareness. It's called the ROUTE TO CHANGE Duathlon and starts at the World Congress Center at 7:30 a.m. The day of awareness features something new in 2014: a 5K run. It will also offer the traditional 15 mile bike ride.

The ROUTE2CHANGE event is chaired by two dynamic community leaders, Lovette Russell and Stephanie V. Blank.

For registration information logo onto http://www.youth-spark.org/act/donate/ and click the link at the bottom of the page.

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FDHA Joins Fulton County Sheriff's Office for a Day of H.Y.P.E.

The chaplain's program of the Fulton County Sheriff's Department will host a HYPE (Helping Youth Prosper and Evolve) day of activities on October 11, 2014. The Fulton DeKalb Hospital Authority will partner with the group.

Activities will include free tablet giveaways in addition to a free breakfast and lunch.

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Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority Makes a C.H.O.I.C.E. Difference in the Lives of 1,300 DeKalb Residents

Families learned how to make snacks that aren't sugar filled and received book bags for returning school children at the Fourth Annual Center Helping Obesity in Children End Successfully (C.H.O.I.C.E.S) Back to School Fitness Fun day. The event took place in DeKalb County's Exchange Park on Saturday, July 26th. The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority (FDHA) partnered with the twelve year old organization, and DeKalb Commissioner Larry Johnson, to give more than 600 children book bags filled with supplies.

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