Gwinnett Medical Center’s Strickland Family Medicine Residency Program Awarded $5000 For Patient Hypertension Management Initiative

The Georgia Healthy Family Alliance (GHFA) recently awarded Dr. Kristen McDermott, a resident in Gwinnett Medical Centers’ Strickland Family Medicine Residency program a $5,000 community health grant for a Hypertension Initiative project to improve management of hypertension in 80% of the Strickland Family Medicine Clinic’s patient population by providing blood pressure cuffs at no cost over the next year.

The Alliance is the philanthropic arm of the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians. Our nationally recognized Community Health Grant Program exists to support and create momentum in an area of need and provide vital funds for family physician sponsored healthcare projects across Georgia.  Since launching the program in 2012, the Alliance has awarded 50 charitable organizations more than $222,000.  The deadline to submit third cycle grant applications is July 9th. To download the application or learn more visit

Gwinnett Family Medicine Residency program director Dr. Kevin Johnson (Front Row 2nd from R) and Family Medicine Resident Dr. Kristen McDermott (Front Row 4th from L) are pictured with GHFA Director of Philanthropy Amy Turner (Front Row 3rd from L)