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Turner County Connection Helping to Build Healthy Families 330 Gilmore St. Ashburn, GA 31714 229.567.9066 Fax: 229.567.2877.

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1 Turner County Connection Helping to Build Healthy Families 330 Gilmore St. Ashburn, GA Fax:

2 Turner County Connection Vision The vision for all families and children in Turner County is that all children will grow up in a safe and healthy environment and become productive citizens.

3 Turner County Connection Mission The mission of the Turner County Connection is to develop, coordinate and deliver a broad range of needed health, social, and educational services to at-risk youth and families in Turner County.

4 Turner County Demographics 1.Population- 9,474 individuals (2005) 2.Persons below poverty level- 22.4% (2003) 3.Per Capita income- $20,368 (2003) 4.Children below poverty- 33.6% (2003) 5.Unemployment rate- 6.9% (FY 2005) 6.Population receiving Medicaid-41.8% (2005) 7.Adults, 25+, who did not graduate high school-32.3% 8.No local hospital 9.Three full time practicing physicians

5 Basic Organizational Chart of TC Connection

6 Expanded Organizational Chart Turner County Connection TCC Executive Committee Standing Committees Budget/Finance CommitteePlanning/Evaluation Committee Public Relations Committee Parent Involvement TC Connection Health Network Safe Schools/ Healthy Students Child Abuse Council Pregnancy/ Abstinence Education High School Completion 21 st CCLC

7 Collaborative Partners of the Turner County Connection Turner County Schools Turner County Health Dept. Moultrie Technical College Ashburn-Turner Co. Chamber of Commerce Turner Co. Extension Office

8 Collaborative Partners Turner County Boys Club Turner County Department of Family and Children Services Department of Juvenile Justice Turner Co. Council on Child Abuse

9 Major Components of Turner County Connection Educations

10 Current Services Provided through Turner County Connection After School and Summer Enrichment Mental Health Early Intervention and Parent Education Mentoring/Tutoring Abstinence Education Linkage of Families to Community Resources Dental Education and Treatment Health Education and Health Screenings

11 Health Component Turner County Health Network Committee

12 Representatives on Health Network Committee Turner County Connection Mental Health Coastal Plains EOA Dept. of Family and Children’s Services Health Plus Physician Tift Regional Hospital Phoebe Family Medical Center- Physician

13 Representatives on Health Network Committee, (cont.) Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Turner County Health Dept. Senior Citizens Turner County EMS Ashburn Health Care- Nursing Home Administrator Retired Physician Raines Pharmacy- Pharmacist

14 Representatives on Health Network Committee, (cont.) R&M Drugs- Pharmacist Local Optometrist Local Dentist Turner County Commissioners 21 st Century Community Learning Center Turner Alternative Services Center Families for Awareness of Children Extraordinaire (FACE)

15 Health Initiatives Community Wellness Initiative Comprehensive Case Management Initiative South Georgia Regional Dental Health Initiative

16 Community Wellness Initiative Wellness packages for local employers (Fee based on size of business) Wellness packages for local faith community (Free) Educational information Community Health Fair

17 South Georgia Dental Health Initiative Serves Five Rural South Georgia Counties Ben Hill County – Fitzgerald, Georgia Irwin County – Ocilla, Georgia Turner County – Ashburn, Georgia Wilcox County – Abbeville, Georgia Worth County – Sylvester, Georgia

18 Dental Health Initiative Goals Increasing the number of individuals who have access to dental clinic services Increasing the number of individuals who receive preventive dental screenings Increasing the community residents’ awareness of the importance of dental health and preventive dental care

19 Rural Smiles Clinic Located in Ashburn, Georgia Dental Clinic open on Fridays Staffed by volunteer dentists Full time staff: Dental Hygienist Administrative Assistant Serves low income, uninsured patients from five county area

20 Sustainability Planning Building Local Capacity/Resources Federal Funding State Funding Local Businesses Other Corporate Donations Private Foundations

21 Sustainability Planning (con’t) Individuals Volunteer Resources Other In-Kind Resources Charging Participation Fees Fund Raising Projects

22 Contact Information Brenda Lee, Network Director 330 Gilmore Street Ashburn, Georgia (229) Fax: (229) or June Cowart, R.D.H. (229) (phone and fax)


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