Collaborative Programs

Program: Chronic Disease Self- Management Program (Stanford University)

Partners: Atlanta Regional Commission & Alliant/GMCF
A collaboration to create a working model for in-home support service using Stanford University’s “Train the Trainer” model for sustainable, local in-home care through chronic disease self-management.

Program: FCSC (Fulton County Senior Collaborative)

Partners: Visiting Nurse Health System & Senior Citizen Services (SCS)
A collaboration to manage all senior centers in central Fulton County. SCS handles facility management. Open Hand handles distribution of home-delivered meals, and health and wellness. VNHS handles case management.

Program: Ryan White Treatment and Modernization Act
Partners: Absolute Care, Atlanta ID Group, Dekalb County Board of Health, Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness, ID Group of Atlanta, ID Solutions, Morehouse Medical Associates, Pride Medical, Grady Infectious Disease Clinic, St. Joseph’s Mercy Care Clinic, VA Medical Center, The Edgewood, Living Room, Travelers Aid, Legacy Village, Making a Way Housing, Inc., Matthew’s Place

A collaboration to provide nutrition services, including MNT (Medical Nutrition Therapy) and Counseling Education, to health care partners financed by Ryan White Care Act.

Program: Atlanta Care Transition Workgroup
Partners: Atlanta Regional Commission, Visiting Nurse Health Services, and Piedmont Hospital

A collaboration of health care providers and aging services to plan a regional approach to care transitions.

Program: Independent Living for Seniors

Partners: Atlanta Regional Commission & Visiting Nurse Health System
A collaboration to provide patients with the resources to live in an independent setting as an alternative to nursing home care.

Program: USDA Summer Feeding Program for Children
Partner: Quality Care for Children

Provide healthy meals and nutrition education to 1,000 low-income children participating in Quality Care for Children summer programs.

Program: Sickness Prevention Achieved Through Regional Collaboration (SPARC)
Partners: Fulton County Housing & Human Services- Department Office of Aging

SPARC collaborative partners provide health screenings and information on Fulton’s assistance programs.

Program: Dietetic Internships
Partners: Emory University, Georgia State University, & Morehouse University

This collaboration utilizes graduate dietetic students as part of their curriculum to gain a better understanding of Open Hand nutrition program and overall non-profit organizational operation and structure.

Program: Increasing Access to Fruits & Vegetables
Partners: Truly Living Well, Georgia Department of Public Health, and Atlanta Regional Commission.

All the partners are focused on improving health through high quality foods, including local, fresh fruits and vegetables; support of community gardens and urban agriculture.

Program: Culinary Training Internships
Partner: Le Cordon Bleu

This collaborative program provides interns and volunteers with culinary experience and provide a cost savings for Open Hand.

Program: Dietetic Internships
Partners: Emory University, Georgia State University, & Morehouse University

This collaboration utilizes graduate dietetic students as part of their curriculum to gain a better understanding of Open Hand nutrition program and overall non-profit organizational operation and structure.

Program: Operational Improvement
Partner: Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute

This program re-evaluates Open Hand’s operations processes with goals of improving on efficiencies, implementing LEAN principles, reducing cost, & improving quality.