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Grant Speaks at Senior Center

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

In recognition of Black History Month, Dr. Jacqueline H. Grant, District Health Director for the Southwest Georgia Health District, is addressing seniors at the Albany Senior Center 309 Pine Avenue.  The event is free and open to the community.

Dr. Grant is responsible for managing all public health programs within a 6,000-square-mile, 14-county health district that abuts Alabama to the west and Florida to the south. An Atlanta native, she began her tenure as the top public health official in Southwest Georgia in 2005.

She is a former medical director of the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Missouri in Columbia, where she received national recognition in Best Doctors of America, 2003-2004. 

Dr. Grant served on the faculty at Emory University and Morehouse School of Medicine prior to working full-time in the private sector from 1994-1997.

She received a master of public administration degree from Harvard University, a master of public health degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama and a doctor of medicine degree from the Morehouse School of Medicine.

Since coming to the Southwest Health District, Dr. Grant has implemented an innovative interactive worksite wellness program; presided over district restructuring to improve efficiency; overseen creation of the nonprofit Friends of Southwest Georgia Public Health; and provided guidance during emergencies such as devastating floods, tornadoes and outbreaks of disease and foodborne illnesses.