Our mission is to demonstrate the love of Christ in word and deed by providing affordable health and dental care to our uninsured and low-income families. Differences in health outcomes are striking in communities with poor determinants of health such as low-income or lack of access to healthcare, together we can apply what we know about our social determinants of health and not only improve individual and population health but also advance health equity.
Will you help us increase healthcare access to the uninsured and low-income residents of metro Atlanta today? The 2020 Capital Campaign is an initiative to raise the funds necessary to relocate our second clinic (Good Sam of East Gwinnett) to a larger facility that will allow us to increase healthcare access to our most vulnerable friends and neighbors. With your help, we expect to meet this objective by the end of the lease in April 2020.
Donate to Good Sam Gwinnett today and join us in challenging our social determinants of health. Together we can overcome health inequity by addressing the social determinants that shape it, in this case, by increasing healthcare access to those who need it most. Roughly, 90% of our patients are minorities seeking a path to wellness while working low-income jobs to support their families. The 2017 average household income for our patients was $18,489, which is 72% lower than the Gwinnett County average.
Good Sam Gwinnett is the only full-time source of health and dental care for uninsured and low-income residents of Gwinnett County and one of just a few in the metro Atlanta area. Gwinnett added 17,300 residents in 2016, more than any other county in the region; furthermore, the Atlanta Regional Commission forecasts Gwinnett will be the region’s largest county in 2040 with a population of 1.35 million. As our communities continue to grow and diversify, demand for charitable health and dental care continues to increase steadily. Each year, the clinic’s impact increases 25-45%; in 2017 we served 25,962 patient encounters and are currently on track to serving more than 33,000 in 2018.