United for a Strong and Healthy Georgia will travel to every county of the state – all 159 through Oct. 27 offering health information and food assistance and promoting exercise and many other services with the help of local, state and federal partners.
Targeted areas include schools, day care centers, churches, mall parking lots, community centers, and/or areas identified by the community.
The tour began Aug. 27. Remaining metro Atlanta dates are Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Oct. 8; and Oct 27 for the closeout at the Capitol.
The bus tour has received support or endorsement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, United Healthcare, Gov. Nathan Deal’s office, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign, Family Connections, Walmart, the American Cancer Society, the American Red Cross, West End Medical, the Fulton County Health Department, the American Health/Stroke Association, the Georgia Department of Public Health, mayors and commissioners from around the state, and local community leaders.
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