From left: Foundation grantees Zoe Myers, Addison Mickens,
Tara Gardner, and Jennifer Exum Lovett at the 2019 South
Georgia Nonprofit Network Conference .
“We believe our partnership with Healthcare
Georgia Foundation gives PSE the opportunity to
strengthen rural engagement and ultimately
increase the number of resident stakeholders
who can become the next generation of health
equity leaders who lead the advocacy for
improved healthcare resources,” added Parker
Jessica Dudley, project manager for the
LumpkinMatters coalition based in Dahlonega,
Georgia, welcomes the assistance. “Having the
ambassador will be extremely beneficial to
continue to bring in additional resources and
community members,” said Dudley.
One Cook County Family Connection coalition
member says the Community Ambassadors will
help in reaching out to underserved populations
in their community. “Because we are trying to
connect so many diverse groups, the
ambassadors will be helpful in making those
contacts,” said Jennifer Exum Lovett.
The community ambassadors will be an “extra
set of eyes, ears, and hands who can help with
volunteer recruitment,” said Addison Mickens,
project manager for the Coalition for a Healthy
Appling County, based in Baxley, Georgia.
“Our coalition members have their own jobs
and their own families, so the community
ambassadors will definitely help amplify our
efforts to build new relationships,” said
Mickens. “This job has a lot of moving parts.
The deeper you get into the work, the more you
realize there are always more people to contact
and more connections to make.” ◼
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ACHIEVING HEALTH EQUITY FOR ALL