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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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The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority Welcomes Dr. Keri Norris as a Senior Staff Member

Keri Norris, Ph.D., MPH accepted the Fulton DeKalb Hospital Authority's position as the Chief of Health Policy and Administration, (CHAPS) in July 2014.

Dr. Norris comes to the FDHA from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Diabetes Translation. She worked at the CDC for seven years and held positions as a health scientist, evaluator and epidemiologist. She has also served on the advisory council for the CDC's University School of Public Health Research and Medicine. She has extensive and specific experience in the areas of eliminating health disparities for the Appalachian, Latino/Hispanic, older, African-American, American Indian and Asian Pacific Islander and other vulnerable populations in the United States.

Dr. Norris five years as a public health professional in the capacity of evaluator, program planner and health policy analyst before joining the CDC and prior that she worked completed a fellowship with the University of Michigan’s Center for Research in Culture and Health’s Bridges program. She has also served as an adjunct faculty member at several institutions of higher learning such as the University of South Carolina, Agnes Scott, Spelman and Morehouse School of Medicine.

She has earned numerous awards and was inducted into the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies from Agnes Scott, a Masters of Public Health in Health Administration, Management and Policy from Morehouse School of Medicine's Master of Public health Program and a certificate of graduate study in Gender and Women's Studies. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Health Promotion, Education and Behavior from the University of South Carolina. She has also been accepted into the Emory University School of Law Juris Master program with a focus on public health law.

Her duties with the FDHA include: oversight of the Community Health Awareness and Prevention Office and general operation matters.

Contact info? Dr. Norris can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 404.334.3676

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