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Peachtree City, Ga. (August 29, 2022) – The Healing Bridge Clinic announced today that it will partner with the Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia (“HHCGA”) to bring much-needed health care services to the Hispanic/Latino(a) population of Fayette County and the surrounding counties. The first event planned as part of our new partnership, a free health fair called “A Better Tomorrow Healthcare Initiative”, will take place during National Hispanic Heritage Month. The event will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Healing Bridge Clinic, located at 215 Willowbend Road in Peachtree City, Georgia. 

“We are thrilled about our strategic partnership with the Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia because it gives us an incredible opportunity to reach and serve new members of the Hispanic/Latino(a) community,” said Mike Conaway, executive director of the Healing Bridge Clinic. “I could not be happier about the support and guidance we’ve received from HHCGA in planning our first event together on September 17.” 

“A Better Tomorrow Healthcare Initiative” is a free event which will provide free health screenings and vaccinations to members of the Hispanic/Latino(a) community. COVID-19 vaccinations will be part of the offerings and anyone who receives a COVID-19 vaccination or booster shot will receive a $50 Kroger gift card. Free Uber rides will be provided to anyone who needs transportation to the event. 

“The HHCGA’s mission is to promote health equity, provide better health outcomes and drive policy and advocacy for all underserved Hispanics/Latinos(a) throughout the State of Georgia. The strategic partnership with the Healing Bridge Clinic aligns well with the HHCGA’s mission to uplift the underserved population of our community in Fayette County. As partners, the HHCGA and Healing Bridge will collectively facilitate the equitable distribution of vaccines, health education and screenings for chronic disease and comorbidities, including the COVID-19 vaccine,” Shirley E. “Bella” Borghi, Executive Director and Vice-Chairman of the HHCGA said. “Our partnerships with significant major stakeholders, which includes major Universities, physicians, clinicians, promotores, medical students, etc. allow the HHCGA and Healing Bridge to bring the necessary medical staffing and expertise to Fayette County and the surrounding area. These strategic partners include:  GPDH, Direct Relief, UGA, Emory University, CancerPathways, Winship Cancer, Georgia HPV Consortium, among others.” 

No ID or insurance is needed at the event and attendees will not be asked about their immigration status to receive vaccinations. No appointments are necessary. To request an Uber ride to the event, send an email to clinic@healingbridgeclinic.org.

About Healing Bridge Clinic:

The Healing Bridge Clinic is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that receives funding from private donations, fundraisers, and grants. The clinic’s mission is to care for the residents of Fayette and surrounding counties by providing free health care to those who would otherwise be unable to afford these medical services. The clinic’s services include general medicine, cardiology, podiatry, orthopedic, chiropractic, dermatology, behavioral health counseling, addiction counseling plus limited dental and vision services.

About The HHCGA:

The Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia, (“HHCGA”), is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, with more than 35 years dedicated to serving the Hispanic/Latino and under-served populations throughout the State of Georgia. The HHCGA is Georgia’s only statewide organization focused on Hispanic/Latino Chronic Disease prevention and better health outcomes. It offers direct community services and support activities to improve the health of Georgia Latinos. As an expert in community health promotion, education, policy, and health advocacy, HHCGA creates high-quality, culturally sensitive, and linguistically appropriate health care and prevention services for their community.

Healing Bridge Clinic contact:

Mike Conaway, Executive Director, 770.335.5935

Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia contact:

Shirley E. “Bella” Borghi, Executive Director & Vice Chair, 770.826.8576