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(Lawrenceville, Ga., Oct. 24, 2022) – The Board of Commissioners gave the greenlight to several County initiatives. Here is a quick glance at some of the actions taken.

Children’s Healthcare in Gwinnett Parks

New signs will be placed around some County parks to encourage folks to stay healthy and active. The signs, which remind hikers to stay calm and take a breath, are an effort lead by the County’s Live Healthy Gwinnett program in partnership with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Strong4Life initiative. The Raising Resilience Through Nature signs will be placed in Dacula’s Little Mulberry Park, Lenora Park in Snellville, Mountain Park Park in Lilburn and Shorty Howell Park in Duluth.

Atlanta Regional Commission Complete Trip with Gwinnett

The Gwinnett Department of Transportation will now lend a hand to a statewide effort to make transportation more equitable. As part of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Complete Trip program, Gwinnett will leverage innovative technology solutions to support accessibility and equity in underserved areas in our community. The goal of the ARC-led effort is to develop a connected transportation network which merges multiple technological innovations. County staff will perform various in-kind tasks to push the project forward which should be completed in the next few years. 

Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services cardiac arrest training

Every second counts when it comes to saving someone in the middle of a cardiac event. That’s why Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services is aiming to increase first responders’ proficiency when it comes to saving the life of a heart attack victim. The department will transition to a resuscitative training that requires recertification every 90 days. The training includes CPR simulation stations, skills training and an online component. The Resuscitation Quality Improvement training also records and tracks metrics to provide focused feedback that will enhance responders’ skills. The previous cardiac training required recertification every two years.

Closing the Food Gap

To address food insecurity amongst Gwinnett veterans, families and students, Gwinnett County is seeking to collaborate with the Goodr Foundation again to help close the meal gap during the fall and winter holidays. Snack packs will be delivered to students while groceries will be delivered to Gwinnett veterans through pop-up markets across the county.

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