Here's a short video of the POD Training we had on 1.27.18
The first hybrid POD training in a local Gwinnett congregation was conducted by the Gwinnett, Newton & Rockdale County Health Department (GNR) in Suwanee, GA.
Should a public health threat occur here in Metro-Atlanta, Point of Dispensing organizations (or PODs) are vital in helping to save millions of lives.
There are 1.1 Million residents in Gwinnett, Newton & Rockdale counties compared to 300+ public health workers.
Mark Reiswig, Director of Emergency Preparedness for GNR Department of Public Health states:
In order for local health departments to fulfill their mandate to provide critical medications and/or vaccines in a timely manner to the public in the event of a public health threat, it is crucial for us to have tremendous support from volunteers and other community partners. The task is huge, our resources are limited, and the mission is critical.
Churches, temples, synagogues & mosques that dot the tri-county public health region are encouraged to learn and be trained as PODs - to help save their congregations first - then extend this opportunity to their neighbors.
Your help is needed!
Looking for people who worship & work here in Metro Atlanta (specifically in the following counties: Gwinnett, Newton, Rockdale, Hall & Forsyth).
Sign up below to get your church, temple, synagogue or mosque ready to receive and distribute life-saving medications in your neighborhood when a public health safety threat occur.
Corazon Ketchem - Executive Director & Co-Founder of Noah's Ark & Co. (a 501c3 self-reliance and community resilience organization).