The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority

This week on The Local Take I talk with community experts about Rides To Wellness, a program that began with a grant from the Federal Transportation Administration to help strengthen the Affordable Care Act. My guests are Ben Limmer, Assistant General Manager for MARTA, Amanda Tyner, Rides To Wellness Coordinator with the Atlanta Regional Commission, and Sherard Polite, health educator at the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority.


This week on The Local Take I share a joint project with the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority which allowed me to attend HLTH The Future of Healthcare conference in Las Vegas last month. This inaugural conference was on the confluence of technology and healthcare. One of the most impactful panels, “Your Zip Code Supersedes Your Genetic Code,” included input from Robert Brook, Chair of Healthcare Services from the RAND Corporation. I spoke with Mr. Brook about his presentation and what he thinks about the Future of Healthcare in the USA. 

The Local Take talks Atlanta Ice Cream Festival

Jul 19, 2017

This week on The Local Take I speak with Kevin James founder of the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival and Beverly Burks from the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority

For the 7th year the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival will take place at Piedmont Park on Saturday, July 22 from 11am - 6pm. Kevin James explains why he decided to start the festival.  He also mentions that there will be lots of ice cream along with games, prizes and lots of family fun.