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Why Give to Grady?

Since our founding in 1892, Grady has served an integral role in providing healthcare equity in the metro Atlanta community. It is our mission and our purpose to provide compassionate, quality care to all those in medical need, regardless of their ability to pay.

But Grady cannot do this alone. We rely upon the investment and support of our community not only to provide direct medical care, but also to offer programs that address social determinants of health such as housing and food insecurity.

- A significant percentage of Grady’s patient population live in neighborhoods considered vulnerable when compared to national benchmarks for mental health, cardiovascular disease, and maternal health as well as income, education and racial and ethnic disparities.

- Most of the top 10 causes of death in Grady’s service area are related to chronic conditions, lifestyle, and behavioral factors – many of which can be addressed by a greater focus on health and wellness.

- Grady’s primary service area has higher rates of HIV when compared to the state and some of the highest morbidity rates for HIV and AIDS in the nation.

- Grady is a teaching institution that supports residents from both the Emory University and Morehouse Schools of Medicine. It is estimated that 25% of the physicians that practice in Georgia today trained at Grady

- Over 55 percent of Grady patients rely on government-backed healthcare insurance like Medicare and Medicaid to cover their medical costs, and an additional 22.7 percent are uninsured and paying from their own pockets.

- Grady’s Food as Medicine program provides patients struggling with access to healthy food with “food prescriptions” allowing them to receive several pounds of fresh produce at Grady’s Jesse Hill Market. Over 450 patients participated and 65,000 pounds of produce were distributed in the program’s first year in action.