Earlier this month the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners made some sweeping additions to several support services. Here is a quick glance at some of the actions taken.
Offering support with financial assistance
It’s a continued partnership to help those in need. Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett, Hope Clinic and Positive Impact Health Center will receive subsidies to provide chronic care assistance to low income or uninsured residents who may also need medical care. As part of the County’s health care initiative launched in 2016, the program has reduced demand on hospital and emergency services and successfully managed illnesses. In 2021, Good Samaritan successfully treated 34,451 patients and Hope Clinic was able to serve 2,709 patients. This year is the first that Positive Impact will receive funding. The combined total of all three subsidy contracts is $400,000.
Gwinnett County will help students get a BOOST
The Department of Community Services will receive more funds to BOOST young minds. The Georgia Recreation and Park Association, Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network and the Georgia Department of Education awarded the BOOST grant to the County. The $325,000 grant will help offset expenses and expand the County’s Building Brains Anywhere afterschool program. The American Rescue Plan Act funded the grant to serve young people and communities most impacted by the pandemic.
County Human Resources Retirement Plan earns national spotlight
The National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators recognized the County’s Department of Human Resources for administration of its retirement plan. The department received the 2022 Leadership Award in the category of Plan Design and Administration. The County pays a 7 percent contribution, with an additional 1 percent depending on the employee’s contribution.