Gadsden Community Health Council
Over several years, lay community members, local community
based organizations, public health officials, county officials,
state representatives, and neighboring academic institutions
have attempted to address the magnitude of health disparities
impacting residents of Gadsden County. Attempts to lessen these
disparities have been made through the formation of focus groups,
peer support networks, health fairs, and the offering of primary
Do You Want A Hospital?
The need for a rural general acute care hospital in Gadsden County is well recognized throughout the County. The Board of County Commissioners, citizens groups, civic groups and citizens, all have diligently endeavored to re-open Gadsden Community Hospital.
May 26, 2013
Leadership Gadsden graduates first class
The first class of Leadership Gadsden Academy graduated last Friday night. Max Martinez was the sponsor of the first class and spoke about the purpose of the academy was to create new leaders. Martinez challenged the graduating class to “go out and help make other leaders.” “I want to thank all of you for stepping up and being the first class of Leadership Gadsden,” said class president James Maloy.
PAMS revived by Health Department
The Gadsden County Community Health Council, Inc. has revived the Prescription Assistance Medical Services (PAMS) program. Originally established in 2004, it has found new supporters such as the Gadsden County Health Department and Big Bend Rural Health Network. They are coupled with the efforts of local physicians, the Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners, Maximo Martinez, who is the executive director the Gadsden County Community Health Council, Inc., and former state representative Curtis Richardson. [...]