Tools for Change

Albany Georgia Tools For Change, Inc. uses the following resources as tools for change.

Mens HealthTopic in Men's Health (pdf) - David Williams, PhD, MPH

Obesity and CancerObesity and Cancer (pdf) - Shawnta Speer, M.D.

Our Foods Its ProcessOur Foods, Its Process (ppt) - Amber Bell

Womens health challengeWomen's Health Challenge: "What are you waiting for?" (pdf) - Dr. Keisha Callins.

Albany State University

Albany State University

Albany State University (ASU) partners with Albany, Georgia Tools for Change, Inc. (AGTFC) in its mission to engage and empower the community in respect to eliminating health disparities, promoting environmental justice, and providing health education to target communities. This partnership provides opportunities for faculty members and students to engage in community-based research and provides such resources as facilities for training and education as well as academic empowerment resources. Albany State University seeks to foster the growth and development of the region, state and nation through teaching, research, creative expression and public service.

 

Kellogg Foundation

The W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Albany, Georgia Tools for Change, Inc. in 2006 received Tools for Change /New Tools, New Vision Project funding to build community capacity, organizational capacity, and conduct environmental health research in east and west Albany and Dougherty County as part of a collaborative effort with four communities Albany, Augusta, Fort Valley, Savannah and the local HBCU. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation funding was received through a Memorandum of Understanding with the Southeast Community Research Center (SCRC) and Morehouse College Research Center on Health Disparities (RCHD). In 2008, AGTFC, Inc. received a three-year grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation – New Tools, New Vision 2 to continue to develop a full-blown Community Based Participatory Research Project on Health Disparities in two communities located in southeast Dougherty County on the outskirts of Albany and other east Albany communities. The focus continued to be on environmental hazards, health disparities, environmental justice and pollutants/toxic pollution. The W. K. Kellogg Foundation and AGTFC, Inc. shares the mission of helping people help themselves.

Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Protection Agency

Albany, Georgia Tools for Change, Inc. received an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) Level I grant in 2007, a competitive program that offers an innovative way for a community to organize, build capacity and take action to reduce toxic pollution in its environment. Through CARE, a community creates a partnership to implement solutions to reduce release of toxic pollutants and minimize exposure to them. EPA provides funding and technical assistance.