Archive for January, 2012

DR. DANIEL SALINAS APPOINTED TO SERVE ON THE DEKALB COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH

Vickie Elisa dielisa@dhr.state.ga.us
On November 17, 2011 the DeKalb County Board of Health welcomed a new board member as DeKalb County Probate Court Judge Jeryl Rosh swore in Daniel Salinas, M.D. “Dr. Salinas brings a strong commitment to public health and to promoting best practices in building a stronger, healthier DeKalb County,” said Board Chair Arlene Parker Goldson.

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Clairemont Elementary Named a Georgia School of Excellence

Heather Borowski hborowski@csdecatur.net
Clairemont Elementary School was named one of the 2011 Georgia Schools of Excellence in Student Achievement by the Georgia Department of Education. The Schools of Excellence program recognizes 26 schools across the state that have shown the greatest improvement or highest achievement.

GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF HIGHWAY SAFETY

GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF HIGHWAY SAFETY SUPPORTS ANOTHER YEAR OF TRAFFIC SAFETY PROGRAMS IN DEKALB

Vickie Elisa dielisa@dhr.state.ga.us

The DeKalb County Board of Health is proud to announce its 13th year of partnership with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.  The Board of Health recently received a $67,800 Safe Communities grant for traffic and pedestrian safety programs. The grant will support a variety of initiatives through 2012 that will address child passenger and pedestrian safety, teen safe driving, and impaired driving prevention. In particular, DeKalb’s Safe Communities will focus on increasing public awareness of the July 2011 change to Georgia’s child passenger safety law. The law now requires children under 8 be properly restrained in an approved car seat or booster seat secured in the vehicle’s back seat. From 2005 through 2009, 11 children under 13 died in car crashes in DeKalb County. Many of these deaths can be attributed to the fact that three out of four children were in a seat that was improperly used.

The other focus will be free educational opportunities for teens and parents through the Parents Reducing Injuries and Driver Error (“PRIDE”) program. This program addresses driver’s attitudes, knowledge and behaviors, rather than hands-on skills.  From 2005 through 2009, there were 42 motor vehicle deaths of DeKalb residents ages 13 through 19.

For information on traffic and pedestrian safety activities in DeKalb County, contact Denika Lomax, DeKalb Safe Communities Coordinator, DeKalb County Board of Health, at drlomax@dhr.state.ga.us or (404) 508-7884

January 2012 Leaflet

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Oakhurst Neighborhood Meeting Today Jan 9th 7pm @ Solarium

Come and say hello to our ONA board and meet our neighbors as we discuss Oakhurst!

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