Community Health Outreach
In a world that probably will never be disease free, SGMC's Community Health Promotion (CHP) department works with our affiliated physicians, South Health District, American Cancer Society and many other organizations to offer an assortment of free or low cost
- support groups
in an effort to identify common health problems and offer information and resources to help address these problems.
By empowering individuals to improve their health and wellness, medical complications are reduced and a better quality of life is enjoyed. View our 2014 Community Benefit Report.
The CHP team also works inconjunction with the SGMC Foundation and Kohl's Cares® to offer health and safety information and programs to the kids and teens in our community.
Visit the Connecting KIDS site to learn more about this program.
Community Health Needs Assessment
In FY2013, South Georgia Medical Center and its Smith Northview campus commissioned Barlow/McCarthy to conduct a community-wide Community Health Needs Assessment. The study was conducted to identify the most important health issues in Lowndes County (and touched on Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, and Madison, FL), using secondary and primary research to determine health indicators and risk factors. The top four health risk indicators chosen were (in alphabetical order): Cancer, Healthcare Access, Obesity and Substance abuse (specific to tobacco). - Learn More
Community Health Promotion Coordinator
South Georgia Medical Center