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RJWF AWARDS
tious school-provided meals over
the summer, Jorstad and Fleming
worked to form a partnership to
provide healthy meals through the
Summer Food Service Program at
Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation
(GCPR) sites. GCPR also
began introducing healthy lifestyle
concepts in all activities by partnering
with subject matter experts
and recruiting college interns to
provide support. Their approach
to community
health
also
positively
impacted residents through
GCPR's free summer camp swim
lesson program. To reduce the risk
of aquatics-related emergencies,
they teamed up with the Gwinnett
Parks Foundation to offer lessons
at camp locations, which serve a
significant number of low-income
Black and Hispanic/Latinx youth,
while reinforcing take-home materials
for parents and caregivers to
prevent potential incidents in and
around water.
2020
Daryl Quarles, Manager of
Senior Programs, Dallas Park
and Recreation Department;
and Carol Zernial, Senior Vice
President of Social Responsibility
and Foundation Executive
Director of WellMed Medical
Management Inc., WellMed
Charitable Foundation
The Dallas Park and Recreation
Department (DPRD) Recreation
Services Division in Texas piloted
a chronic illness unit within the
senior services area at Martin Luther
King, Jr. Community Center.
Results quickly showed that clients
were engaged and more proactive
in learning about, monitoring and
encouraging others in chronic illness
care, such as diabetes, asthma,
obesity and kidney disease. DPRD
wanted to expand this outreach to
the Red Bird Area of Oak Cliff, a
community historically and consisLindsey
Jorstad (left), community services
outreach manager, and Tina Fleming (middle),
director, Gwinnett County (Georgia) Department
of Community Services, received the Health
Equity Spotlight Award in 2019.
tently left out of economic development,
social services, healthcare and
transportation options. Carol Zernial
partnered with Daryl Quarles to
lead Dallas' collaboration with the
city and WellMed Medical Management,
culminating in a senior center
that has invigorated a significant
and vulnerable population to experience
amenities and programs to
support their well-being.
This collaboration also showcased
the power of private-public
partnerships in supporting community
health
and
well-being.
In the case of the senior center,
WellMed supported the purchase
of the 22,000-square-foot
space
adjacent to a medical office, while
the DPRD provides staff and programming
to the center. Together,
the partners worked to identify the
needs of older adults in the community
and develop programs and
initiatives to support those needs.
Additionally, a scholarship fund
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