Gwinnett County will become the metro Atlanta region’s largest county by 2040, with a forecast population of 1.35 million.
Census data suggests that 13 percent of all households in Gwinnett live in poverty compared to 4.8 percent in 2000.
Georgia ranks 47th in the US for % of citizens having health insurance.
Time passes so fast you can miss something in the blink of an eye. But don’t miss the opening of our new dental clinic at Good Samaritan Health Center of East Gwinnett (4864 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Norcross)! We are only a month away from seeing our first dental patient there, and we believe we will be operating at capacity before the end of April.
According to a 2016 Pew Charitable Trusts report, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease among U.S. children – five times more prevalent than asthma – and dental care is one of the nation’s greatest unmet health needs among children, especially in low-income, minority, and rural communities. Without access to preventive dental care, many patients are left to seek expensive emergency dental care for unaddressed oral health needs. With the opening of our new dental clinic, we will be able to shorten our current fourteen-week waiting list and serve more people faster. We are the only charitable dental clinic serving all of Gwinnett and expect to provide more than 4,500 low-cost dental appointments this year.
As March approaches so does spring, which we hope is filled with sunny days and warm weather. Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett is showcasing the early signs of spring with blue butterflies hovering just over the main entrance of our West building. When you make a $250 memoriam gift honoring a loved one, we will add a butterfly to the wall. A symbol of a new life, the butterfly is a wonderful way to remember someone and help provide care to the poor and uninsured.
We thank you for your donation and as always we thank you for your continuous support!