Emory’s del Rio: We failed in our pandemic response

One of Georgia’s leading scientists – Dr. Carlos del Rio – declared the nation had failed in how it responded to the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. del Rio, a professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Emory University’s School of Medicine and executive associate dean for Emory at Grady Health System, made his…

Global Health Crisis Center launched in Atlanta

Atlanta is capitalizing on its unique role as the center for global health with the launch of the international Global Health Crisis Coordination Center. Thanks to $1 million in seed funding from the CDC Foundation and Microsoft, the Center (GHC3) has just been launched to respond to the urgent needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the…

UPS Foundation, Blank each donate $1 million to Florence aid efforts

The UPS Foundation announced Monday that it will provide more than $1 million to help disaster relief and long-term recovery assistance to communities impacted by Hurricane Florence. Arthur M. Blank, the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United also announced recently that it was pledging $1 million toward storm relief efforts. Read the full article: SaportaReport

Gift will help Grady get greener

The Grady Health Foundation has received an $850,000 gift from the Kendeda Fund to create a Green Revolving Fund, a financing tool to invest in sustainability projects, such as energy efficiency, water conservation and renewable energy. Read the full article: SaportaReport

Cobb: Trail completion

Cobb: Trail completion

The final segment of the Noonday Creek Trail project in Cobb County is on schedule to open as early as June. Read the full article: SaportaReport.com

Atlanta: Coke’s ‘Slingshots’

Atlanta: Coke’s ‘Slingshots’

Coca-Cola and other organizations are installing water purification systems in 20 countries. Read the full article: Saportareport.com

Atlanta: Grady stroke care

Atlanta: Grady stroke care

Grady’s Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center has been designated an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. Read the full article: SaportaReport.com

Improving rural transport

Improving rural transport

The number of Georgians who will rely on transport services to reach critical destinations is rising faster than the general population. Read the full article: SaportaReport

Atlanta: Park score

Atlanta: Park score

The City of Atlanta improved its “park score” in 2013, but still ranks 31st among 50 cities in the U.S. Read the full article: SaportaReport

A more walkable Atlanta

A more walkable Atlanta

A national ranking of walkable cities puts  Atlanta 20th among top 50 U.S. cities. Read the full article: SaportaReport.com