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SPECIAL FOCUS: COUNTIES SHINE Kaley Barker, intern from Georgia College and State University with the Macon-Bibb County Extension Office, assists with leading Walk Georgia active promotion at the Ga High School Basketball Championship tournament March 4, 2016, in Macon. Photo courtesy of Walk Georgia. Many counties' health promotion efforts are comprehensive and focus on aspects beyond physical activity. Gwinnett County's Extension agents incorporate nutrition and healthy cooking tips in their health initiatives. Photo courtesy of Gwinnett County Extension Service. 24 GEORGIA COUNTY GOVERNMENT "Some people learned they had plaque in their arteries and were looking at health issues down the road," Black said. Other topics to be addressed include healthy cooking, ergonomic seating and using computers correctly, diabetes and stress management. "We have a lot of overweight folks, with a poverty rate that's higher than the state average," she said. "So we have a community-wide focus on diabetes," educating people about preventing as well as managing the potentially debilitating disease. "The information is out there, but it's hard for the average person to digest,"she said. The grant money allows Black to hold a health fair every other year, with a personal health screening form that lets participants know where they stand from year to year. She offers classes throughout the day so that employees can attend during their lunch

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia County Government - Summer 2016

President’s Message
Director’s Desk
Cover Story: Growth and Opportunity in Elbert County
Georgia Counties Get Results in ACCG’s Policy Areas
Insights from Georgia’s Congressman Lynn Westmoreland
Making Strides for Healthy Communities
Preparing for the Zika Virus in Georgia
Georgia Public Libraries Shine
Counties Emerge into the Digital Age
News & Notes
Index of Advertisers
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Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - President’s Message
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - Director’s Desk
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - Cover Story: Growth and Opportunity in Elbert County
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Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - Georgia Counties Get Results in ACCG’s Policy Areas
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Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - Insights from Georgia’s Congressman Lynn Westmoreland
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 21
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - Making Strides for Healthy Communities
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Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 24
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 25
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - Preparing for the Zika Virus in Georgia
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 27
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - Georgia Public Libraries Shine
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Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - Counties Emerge into the Digital Age
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Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - News & Notes
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - Index of Advertisers
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