Alliant Health Solutions has donated $20,000 to the Georgia Healthy Family Alliance (GHFA) Middle Georgia ‘Tar Wars’ Strike Force, which supports tobacco, nicotine and vape prevention education program in Laurens, Dodge, Treutlen, Washington, and Johnson counties.
GHFA Board of Trustees President Eddie Richardson, M.D., says, “The Georgia Healthy Family Alliance is excited to partner with Alliant Health Solutions. Together, we will make a difference in Middle Georgia – one student, one family, and one community at a time.”
Alliant Health Solutions President and CEO Dennis White stresses that, “We know that Georgia’s family physicians and the Georgia Healthy Family Alliance will be great stewards of these funds to support these counties with this program to prevent future health concerns in rural Georgia communities.”
Alliant Health Solutions provides professional services that support effective health care program administration and funding for health care improvement initiatives. It works with public and private partners to “make health care better, starting with a patient-first philosophy.” Leveraging evidence-based methods, data and technology, and clinical expertise, Alliant Health Solutions’ primary services include care management, quality improvement, program integrity, and education and training.
White explains, “Alliant Health Solutions’ guiding principle is that a culture of service leads to continued success, which is why everything we do is focused on our customers, community, and employees.”
The ‘Tar Wars’ program…
– Is a collaborative effort with schools.
– Is an evidence-based, effective, and interactive educational program that has impacted the lives of more than 10 million children worldwide since it was developed by family physicians in 1988.
– Equips fourth and fifth grade students with knowledge to make healthier choices.
– Is designed to convince children to stop using tobacco and e-cigarettes and vaping. Lower smoking and vaping rates will decrease the proportion of cancer deaths in Georgia that are attributable to smoking (29 percent). The Middle Georgia Strike Force believes, “If Georgia’s youth never start smoking or vaping, then they never have to quit.”
– Is one of CDC’s ‘Programs that Work’ for tobacco, nicotine and vape prevention.
– Is being promoted by the Georgia Department of Education as a “suggested resource.”
GAFP members who are interested in supporting the ‘Tar Wars’ program in Georgia with their time or financial support can contact Alexis Klima at firstname.lastname@example.org or 478-714-3760.