Atlanta Teen Wins Tom Joyner Foundation® ‘Full Ride’ Scholarship to HBCU

Edited by Titus Falodun | 4/18/2014, 10:41 a.m.
Titus Zeigler, a top student at Atlanta’s Henry W. Grady High School, is the winner of the Tom Joyner Foundation® ...
Left to right: Tom Joyner, Titus Ziegler (award recipient), and Mayor Kasim Reed.

Ron Thomas, Morehouse director of Journalism and Sports Program, will moderate the journalism presentations.

For more information, www.2014symposium.org.

Community Events

Providence Missionary Baptist Church is hosting a community health fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26. Healthcare Providers and Organizations will be on had for visitors. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact: 404-752-6869 or email Fowens@providenceatlanta.org. For more information about Providence Missionary Baptist Church, visit www.providenceatlanta.org.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., in collaboration with March of Dimes and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. present the 16th Annual Stork’s Nest Blitz Baby Item Collection Drive and Health Fair from 12 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 3 at the The Mall West End. There will also be an educational workshop from 2 to 3 p.m. at the same site. This event is free and open to the public.

Summit on Health and Wellness

Fulton County Health and Wellness, Division of Health Promotion, Interfaith Coalition of Fulton summit entitled “ The Ripple Effect: Integrating Faith, Science & Policy to Promote Health” is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 28, at The Hindu Temple of Atlanta (5851 Georgia 85, Riverdale, GA 30274). This summit is free and open to the public. Click the link below to register for the summit.

The Interfaith Coalition of Fulton summit will increase awareness of health among faith communities and provide a collective interfaith voice for effective and long term policy, systems and environmental (PSE) changes throughout Fulton County. The highlights of the summit will be health literacy workshop, chronic disease prevention presentation and intercultural experience.

Seating is limited. To register, visit: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event;jsessionid=31720857CC34C9300A564BF98E31ADB5.worker_registrant?llr=4o8c5nhab&oeidk=a07e93ukkbqa849286b.

Children’s Designated an American College of Radiology (ACR) Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence

ATLANTA - Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is the third organization in the nation designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence™ (DICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The DICOE program, which represents the pinnacle of medical imaging care, is an achievement that goes beyond accreditation to recognize best-quality imaging practices and diagnostic care. This includes a comprehensive assessment of the entire medical imaging enterprise, including structure and outcomes.

The DICOE designation recognizes excellence at multiple levels — including the professional staff, technology, policies and procedures the organization follows, image quality, safety and patient results. As the largest pediatric radiology program in the country, Children’s performs more than 240,000 exams a year. Patients receive care from board certified radiologists with advanced training and certification in pediatric imaging. These caregivers use dose-reducing techniques to cut CT and X-ray radiation exposure up to 50 percent compared to adult facilities. 

Get fit with the nation’s veterans for free

The City of Atlanta’s Office of Recreation redeploys Coca Cola’s Troops for Fitness, from Monday April 7 thru Friday, May 30. Free fitness classes will be offered at select City of Atlanta recreation centers, and the nation’s veterans will serve as fitness and wellness instructors. Participating recreation locations include: Center of Hope at Adamsville, Center of Hope at Ben Hill, Center of Hope at Bessie Branham, Grant Park Recreation Center, Lang Carson Recreation Center, Center of Hope at Peachtree Hills, Perkerson Park and Center of Hope at Rosel Fann. Classes vary by location but include strength training, yoga and boot camp.