The Association County Commissioners of Georgia recently awarded $100,000 in grants to 40 jurisdictions throughout the state, and Bryan County is one of them.
According to County Administrator Phil Jones, Bryan received $2,000 from the grant to help the county implement health and wellness programs. The county has received several ACCG grants over the years, Jones said.
“The money is generally used to conduct wellness clinics or provide paper flyers and advertisements on what people can do to improve their self awareness and health,” Jones said.
ACCG has offered wellness grants for the past eight years encouraging counties to participate in the ACCG Group Health Benefits Program to further health and wellness initiatives. The program is offered through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, and jurisdictions must meet several requirements.
Jurisdictions must agree to designate a health promotion leader. Bryan County recently reappointed Jim Anderson, Emergency Services director, to this position, Jones said.
Read more in the July 20 edition of the News.