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ROTARY CLUB OF
|Treasurer||Michael E O'Nan|
|Fellowship Director||Bob Cunningham|
Today - Invite a friend or business associate to this week's meeting to hear from Dr Brian E. Hill. Dr. Hill is the Co-Founder, President and Chief Medical Officer of HIPnation.
July 27, 8:30 a.m. - Check your email for my message on June 28 to get the spreadsheet and sign up to help the North Atlanta Rotary Club with their yearly FODAC project. This is a really great project that changes lives. If you can't find that email, just email Tony for a copy.
July 31, 6:30 p.m. - Join your fellow Brookhaven Rotarians at Blackburn Park for the Food Truck Roundup. This Family of Rotary event is great for kids.
August 17, 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Rotary Leadership Institute - Highly recommended for new and nearly-new Rotarians, as well as those in Club leadership positions.
Dr Brian E. Hill is the Co-Founder, President and Chief Medical Officer of HIPnation, an innovative healthcare delivery company that realigns how individuals and employers pay for healthcare services. In doing so, HIPnation drives down the cost of healthcare and provides a platform for higher-quality, patient-centric, personalized medicine.
After spending 10 years pursuing his calling to become a physician, Dr. Hill began his career practicing as a urologist in Atlanta. Soon thereafter, he realized physicians and their patients were participating in a healthcare system structured to meet the requirements of the healthcare industry rather than engaging in a healthcare system focused on the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective and accessible medical care. This realization drove him to engage in the healthcare policy discussion and become a passionate advocate for health system change.
Dr. Hill is the author of Stop the Noise: A Physician’s Quest to Silence the Politics of Health Care Reform and other numerous articles promoting alternate healthcare delivery models. He has been interviewed on CNN, FOX News and other media outlets. Additionally, he participates on panels and think tanks with economists, actuaries and healthcare thought leaders, and he speaks to business, political and civic groups. He has previously served on or is currently participating on multiple boards including the Medical Association of Atlanta, Medical Association of Georgia, Conservative Policy Leadership Institute, Emory Healthcare Network, and Institute of Healthcare Consumerism.
Dr. Hill and his family live in Sandy Springs and are active members at Mount Paran Church of God.
The Rotary Club of Brookhaven was successful in securing two grants at the District level for 2019.
According to a 2015 report from the National Human Trafficking Hotline, Atlanta ranked second in per capita hotline calls seeking help for human trafficking. This is an issue that has garnered attention from every level of state and local government in Georgia, including from Brookhaven Rotary Club member and Brookhaven Police Chief Gary Yandura.
Trafficking is a $290 million enterprise in Atlanta; the scale of the problem is such that, although many agencies are attempting to address the problem, funds are simply not available to meet all needs.
Georgia Cares served 789 young victims of trafficking in 2018. Per the organization's website (http://www.gacares.org/who-we-are.html), "Georgia Cares is the single, statewide coordinating agency to connect services and treatment care for victims." Georgia Cares seeks to educate the public about the problem of trafficking and to coordinate interventions and services for young victims of trafficking. Georgia Cares identified as its need a high-speed, high-capacity printer for its Outreach Program, and we will be able to fund that need for the agency with the $2,000 District Grant we received for the 2019-20 year.
Out of Darkness, a program of the Atlanta Dream Center, provides what is surely one of the most expensive and critical needs for victims of trafficking: a residential haven where victims can safely recover from trauma, learn skills and strategies and transition to a life free from trafficking. Organizations often struggle to find angels to fund such mundane but critical needs as laundry equipment, refrigerators and dishwashers, and yet residential facilities clearly cannot operate without them. The new safe home that Out of Darkness is opening is in need of precisely this support. The Brookhaven Rotary Club was successful in securing a $10,000 District Competitive Grant to fund this need for Out of Darkness.