1. Whitefoord has a couple of school-based health centers. There is an organization that supports (and funds, and keeps track of) school based health centers: HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration, part of the US Dept of Health and Human Services). It looks like HRSA is listed on the Whitefoord “Our Partners” page. They are also partnered (sponsored?) by many high profile health organizations, like Emory University. Another note about school-based health centers (SBHC): a Georgia representative house resolution (GA HR 640) was recently passed (from the 2015-2016 session). This resolution created a joint study committee for health, education, and school-based health centers. See: http://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/en-US/Display/20152016/HR/640 This bill has a positive impact for organizations like Whitefoord, and will hopefully allow expansions of such school-based health center programs. As mentioned within the resolution, Georgia is lacking in numbers as far as school-based health center programs: it ranks 42 out of 50. The benefits of HR 640 can be evidenced as seen through AJC articles:
    1. In February 2014, it was reported that GA had 6 operating SBHCs: http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local-education/georgia-schools-expanding-school-based-health-cent/ngYd6/
    2. In an August 2016 article that number has increased to 22 (and counting). http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local-education/readin-writin-and-checkups-more-schools-to-add-hea/nsKT8/ Whitefoord is even mentioned in this one!! “For years, Whitefoord Inc.’s clinics at Whitefoord Elementary School and Coan Middle School were the only school-based clinics in Georgia, Johnson said.”
    3. In an article from last week, the number seems to be 24? It doesn’t specifically mention a number. http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local-education/two-new-health-clinics-open-inside-atlanta-schools/nsTq7/
  2. Another one of Whitefoord’s partners is United Way of Georgia. On “The Whitefoord Story” page, you will find that in 2004 they received the United Way Alex de Toqueville Society’s Community Impact Award. According to United Way’s website, the award is given to those “that have demonstrated a commitment to volunteering and make an impact to causes, programs, or projects that support human services.” Out of this arises a question: Is Whitefoord trying to model their young professional program based off of United Way’s Young Professional leaders? (Or based off of another organization’s young professional groups?)
  3. I understand that Whitefoord is increasing input into their recently-formed young professional program. I researched into their facebook feed; I saw that in February 2015 they had a kick-off event that featured Herman & Vincent Cain and had a barbeque social in August 2016. In our briefing with Dr. Wharton, it looks like they are planning three events for the future (social fundraiser, day of volunteerism, and a panel discussion event). I have a series of questions from this: what is the time frame for these events? Are there any considerations we should take into account? (E.g. afternoon/evening time, weekend/weekday times, month/seasonal times?) I also saw a mention of a leadership development event for March, is this related to the young professional program?
  4. Again, while researching into the facebook feed, I saw a flyer for the kick-off event with Herman & Vincent Cain — the flyer made a reference to the “Whitefoord Leadership Society for Young Professionals,” is this the official name for the young professional program or a different organization?
  5. In regards to the panel discussion mentioned (as one of the events for young professionals), what sort of panel discussion would this be? Would it be an event similar to the one that featured Herman & Vincent Cain? What about that event did you like? Anything you would change/make improvements upon?
  6. It looks like Whitefoord is trying to increase numbers (by attracting new members) for their young professional program. Is there a numerical goal for this?
  7. Any templates for previous hard copy projects/deliverables? Is there a type of hard copy deliverable that is preferred (e.g. brochures, flyer, business card, etc.)? Specific branding(s) from the organization they would like us to use?
  8. Young professionals can be categorized by many demographics, are they looking for a specific “type” of young professional? (Examples being white collar professionals versus blue collar professionals, those w/ kids versus those w/o kids, those with a high level of community involvement/volunteer experience versus those with little-to-no volunteer experience.)