(SAVANNAH,GA) Healthy Savannah Inc. announces that they have relocated to a renovated office space at 1301 Lincoln Street, Unit A, in the historic downtown district of Savannah, GA.
The new space will allow Healthy Savannah to base their community initiatives out of a centralized location in Savannah. Healthy Savannah will use this office to organize and create a collaborative network that identifies and shares resources, collect and disseminate information to promote healthy practices, support innovative community programs, and advocate for effective policies to support these initiatives.
“We are excited to be in a great space with great visibility,” said Paula Kreissler, Director of Healthy Living and Community Development. “Anyone interested in learning about Healthy Savannah is more than welcome to stop by.”
Healthy Savannah is located in the same building as Savannah Bicycle Campaign and Georgia Bikes, an organization dedicated to improving bicycling facilities and promoting bicycling throughout Georgia.
John Bennett, Executive Director of the Savannah Bicycle Campaign said, “The building was constructed as a Standard Oil gas station in 1926. I like the idea that a space that was originally built as a piece of auto infrastructure is now encouraging people to engage in active transportation.”
The Savannah Bicycle Campaign is encouraging citizens to engage in active transportation by creating a program to recondition donated bicycles at the new location. The program encourages citizens to use bicycles by partnering with social service agencies and other community organizations to find citizens who need bicycles for transportation.
The Healthy Savannah Initiative, on behalf of the YMCA of Coastal Georgia, has been awarded $150,000 in grant funding, as a part of a three year program from the Healthcare Georgia Foundation to fight childhood obesity. Healthy Savannah is driving efforts to expand and strengthen existing community-based collaborations and partnerships, reduce behavioral and environmental risk factors among under-served individuals and communities, and expand or develop community awareness and health promotion campaigns. The collation’s goal is to help citizens participate in physical activity and consume a nutritious, balanced diet.
ABOUT HEALTHY SAVANNAH
Healthy Savannah Inc. is dedicated to making Savannah a healthier place to live. Launched in 2007 by Dr. Otis Johnson, Healthy Savannah’s mission is to achieve a healthier community by creating and advocating for a variety of policies and programs to increase opportunities for citizens to engage in physical activity and consume a nutritious, balanced diet. Healthy Savannah offers programs to families, schools, businesses, and faith-based organizations. The leadership team is composed of people from all parts of the community. Business owners, non-profit managers, community organizers, and faith leaders all play a role in helping the vision of a healthy Savannah come to life. Healthy Savannah is located at 1301 A Lincoln Street. To learn more, visithttp://www.healthysavannah.org/
For more information, contact:
Director of Healthy Living and Community Development, Healthy Savannah and YMCA of Coastal Georgia
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