0 The Status of Health in DeKalb County and its Impacts on Economic Development - Apr 21, 2016 - DeKalb Chamber of Commerce


1 Call (404) 378 8000 and we will be happy to assist you.
2 Email info@dekalbchamber.org and we will respond within 24 hours.
3 Schedule an appointment, we would love to see you.


Mon-Fri 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Saturday by appointment only!
Sundays Closed



The Status of Health in DeKalb County and its Impacts on Economic Development

  • Share:
Name: The Status of Health in DeKalb County and its Impacts on Economic Development
Date: April 21, 2016
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM EDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
Join the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce for the General Membership Meeting on "The Status of Health in DeKalb County and its Impact on Economic Development."

A panel of health and medical professionals moderated by Stephen Vault, Ph.D, Director, Business Development and Strategic Planning, Grady Health System, will discuss health issues facing DeKalb County based on demographics, steps the public can take to improve their quality of life, and the effect of health on economic growth. 

Speakers include Dr. S. Elizabeth Ford, District Health Director and CEO of the DeKalb County Board of Health, who will present for attendees the status of health in DeKalb County and its impact on economic development. Dr. Ford will join the panel discussion along with John Shelton, President and CEO, DeKalb Medical; Susan Bertonaschi, Director, Health Promotion and Healthy Beginnings, United Way of Greater Atlanta; Heather Hamby, Executive Associate Dean and Chief Operating Officer for Emory University School of Medicine.

Health Statistics in DeKalb County
  • Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in DeKalb County.
  • Women had higher rates of high blood pressure and stroke deaths than men, but lower rates of hypertensive and obstructive heart disease deaths than men.
  • Males have higher rates of cancer in comparison to females, particularly colon and lung cancers. Breast Cancer is the most common cancer among females.
  • The diabetes morbidity rate increased by 23 percent and diabetes mortality increased by 70 percent.
  • The rate of homicide deaths among males was seven times the rate of females and highest among black males ages 20 to 29.
Source: 2015 DeKalb Status of Health Report

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Emily Yang at eyang@dekalbchamber.org or 404-378-8000 for more information.
Event Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

  • The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority

Silver Sponsor

  • DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Foundation
  • Gas South, LLC
  • Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home
  • Harken Health
  • Herzing University

Bronze Sponsor

  • Oglethorpe Power Corporation
Atlanta Marriott Century Center
2000 Century Boulevard NE
Atlanta, GA 30345
Date/Time Information:
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

11:30 a.m.      Registration & Networking
12:00 p.m.      Program Begins
Contact Information:
$40         Members
$50         Nonmembers and Guests
Set a Reminder:
Enter your email address below to receive a reminder message.