Breastfeeding Continuity of Care

New mothers receive breastfeeding support through community partnerships. For information on the Board of Health’s breastfeeding and counseling services, click here.

Community-Clinic Linkages

The community-clinic linkages effort strengthens existing ties and creates new ties between community organizations and health services to promote referrals and access to care.

Mobile Farmers Market

Fresh on DeK DeKalb Mobile Farmers Market provides access to fresh produce at affordable prices through a partnership with University of Georgia DeKalb County Cooperative Extension. The market season is June to September. Check here for the schedule.

Parent Health Ambassadors Program

Parents receive education on healthy nutrition standards to increase access to healthy foods in after -school programs.

Park Prescription

The Park Prescription movement promotes the practice of physicians prescribing time in parks and nature to improve health.

Safe Routes to School

The Safe Routes to School program encourages and provides opportunities for children and families to make bicycling and walking to school safe and appealing. It is offered in partnership with the DeKalb County School District and the National Center for Safe Routes to School.

Shared-Use Agreements

Shared use agreements allow churches to share their programming and facilities with the public. Due to social distancing requirements enacted in response to COVID-19, fitness classes will now be offered online, allowing residents to maintain active, healthy lifestyles in the comfort of their own homes. Classes are free and open to the public. Participants can enjoy activities such as Zumba, chair yoga, and aerobics.

Contact each church and view the flyer for more information:


Phone number 


Beulah Community Family Life Center 

(678) 553-6030

The Bridge at Austin Community Center 

(404) 534-3322

Kirkwood Edgewood Healthy Living Initiative at Turner Monumental AME Church    

(404) 378-5970

Mt. Zion AME Church 


St. Philip Community Development Center 

(404) 371-0749 

Stronghold Christian Church 

(770) 322-9010 

The LEAD DeKalb strategies are funded by a Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For more information on LEAD DeKalb, call (404) 508-7847 or email